Thank you, Perl Community!

Hello Perl Community!

In case you missed DrForr's posts (Jeff Goff) & updates about him being on the mend, he's now being discharged & well enough to fly back home to Cluj! Jeff, you were incredibly tough, you did it!

And next time you visit Andalucía please, please have more pleasant adventures, and come back with Sangria and Jamon Iberico, not a walker! :)

And a big hug & loads of thanks go out from the Cluj community and especially from Liana (from Evozon) to the entire YAPC::Europe 2015 orga team, please accept our sincere gratitude for your help and support during this entire situation, providing support to Jeff, responding to questions coming from and not only, liaising with the doctors, insurance company, providing real-time updates on Jeff's condition, booking the best flights, and basically anything else that has been needed in the process. There's an amazing team there in Granada! We would like to specially thank JJ, Maribel, Victor, Alex, Renato, Manu, Pablo, Paloma, Jose, for everything they've done on the Spanish side.

Once again, the Perl Community proves to be a family, and these events brought us all closer together. We are thankful to be part of this amazing community!


Happy Birthday, Cluj.PM!

3 years ago, on March 2nd, a new community was formed. We were hosting the first ‪Cluj.PM event, featuring Matt S. Trout. Happy Birthday, Cluj.PM!


Meet the Speakers of Perl Meetup #7

Ovid - guest speaking at the current #clujpm edition

  • Freelance Perl expert.
  • I offer training and consulting in agile development, software testing and Perl.
  • My published works include the book 'Beginning Perl", co-authorship of the book "Perl Hacks", and multiple technical articles.
  • My testing modules ship in the Perl core and I have commit rights on much of the Perl testing infrastructure.
  • I can even make a decent Bloody Mary.

Sawyer X

  • Writer of code, yeller of words, Sawyer X has been working in and with Perl for longer than he can remember, mostly because his memory is terrible. 
  • He is a CPAN author, frequent conference speaker, and organizer of Perl Mongers events.


  • Half-geek, half-marketer, 100% into Perl products. 
  • Perlish Marketer @
  • Product Development @


  • A perl noob!


  • Enthusiastic, friendly, sometimes geeky, ok, most of the time geeky, and a firm believer that "Perl is NOT dead;
  • It has been a little more than a year since I first started working with Perl and the Perl Community, and I still feel like a newbie, still learning a lot every day.


  • Things I do with Perl: GUI applications using wxPerl, database migrations between DBF files, MSSQL, SQLite, MySQL and Postgresql, custom CMS systems using Mojolicious, Template Toolkit, DBIx::Class and Moose.


  • He is a programmer journeyman who appreciates challenges, working on all levels of the stack, learning and teaching.
  • He has worked with many tools and technologies (from reverse engineering to web applications) and would love to delight and inspire you interesting ideas.


  • Started coding Perl three years ago, it was a build-in scripting language on my iMac;
  • Oldest 'send-a-newbie' ever send to a YAPC, "proudly sponsored by the community";
  • Co-organizer Dutch Perl Workshop (NLPW), from decline to doubled attendees and triple?
  • Perl  socializer, give me a call and we'll have an emergency social when you are in the Netherlands;
  • Annoying purist that loves standards, so be prepared before you start a fight;
  • Act-Voyager Captain, the Next Generation, TPF $6.000 Grant... no way back!
  • Restarted THEMA-MEDIA (1994 founded), Perl for profit and fun and the community;
  • Children's church preacher and some few years later.... math-teacher;
  • Graphic designer that loves typography, and now, my favorite font: courier;
  • Spoiled iOS developer, where things are easy, because Apple build a huge fence;
  • Insane ideas that got stuck getting out of a bizarre mind, worth a million dollars;
  • Love to be back in the race after some detours, but hack, that is life;
  • Trains take longer to bring you at your destination, but it's more comfortable and more exciting;


  • Stormy developer that uses Perl as the default tool for apps or cracking nuts.


Registration Starts Now

Thank you guys for sending in talk proposals, it's now time to announce the schedule!

We've got eight amazing speakers, like Curtis Ovid Poe (our guest speaker), Anca, Mihaela, Arpad, Alex, Sawyer, Theo & Attila. Without further ado, let's introduce the details & agenda:

Date: 13 November 2014

Time: 5:30 pm; Registration begins at 5:00 pm; Conference starts at 5:30 pm.

Venue: City Plaza - 9 - 13, Sindicatelor Street (Ballroom located at the mezzanine), Cluj Napoca

Guest Speaker: Curtis Ovid Poe

RSVP: by registering at until November 10th. You will receive a confirmation of participation on November 11th.

5:00 - 5:30 - Welcome coffee & Registration

5:35 - 6:25 - Opening Keynote "How to fake a database design", Curtis Ovid Poe

6:25 - 6:45 - "Perl and JavaScript Applications Overview", Anca Davidel

6:45 - 7:10 - Coffee Break

7:10 - 7:30 - "let's have a look inside your HEAD", Theo van Hoesel

7:30 - 7:50 - "Perl problems and how we might solve them", Alex Strajeriu

7:50 - 8:00 - "iPerl - next generation REPL for Perl", Arpad Szasz

8:00 - 8:20 - "Cryptography - You're doing it wrong", Attila Mihaly Balazs

8:20 - 8:25 - "Running Perl6 on top of Google AppEngine", Attila Mihaly Balazs

8:25 - 8:30 - Lightning Talk - TBA, Mihaela Gordon

8:30 - 8:50 - Coffee Break

8:50 - 9:10 - "I finally Git it!", Sawyer X

9:10 - 10:00 - Closing Keynote "Roles versus Inheritance", Curtis Ovid Poe

10:00 pm onwards - Social event; Perl Brew workshop @ Maimuta Plangatoare (How to get from City Plaza Hotel to the after-party venue: here)

Note: Schedule and topics are subject to change.

For updates on topics and course of events please visit our websiteFacebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Contact Person: Amalia, - for any info concerning the event

Keep you posted!


A Short History of Cluj.PM: facts & figures!