Meet the Speakers of Perl Meetup #8

Larry Wall, 3 years of Cluj Perl Community, 5 amazing speakers and more than 200 minutes of quality Perl talks. This is a combo you shouldn't miss! Sign up, see you at the event!

Larry Wall

  • Needs no introduction, I guess, he created Perl and that speaks for itself


  • Actively took part in some YAPCs, LPWs and meetings, either as a participant or speaker.
  • I usually use Perl for web-development, but I also do some experiments with it just for fun.
  • I have recently started doing the same with Perl 6 and its modules.


  • 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;


  • I love all things related to science & technology, particularly astrophysics, biotech, renewable energy and robotics.
  • I'm a passionate trend spotter, I advocate common sense and its use in business, lifestyle and social interactions. I'm a calm and mindful person thanks to the daily practice of meditation and I prefer experiences over things.
  • My main activities include dealing with corporate & disruptive innovation, product conception, development & management and overseeing the operations of the startups and internal projects I'm involved in. I every now and then take on speaking engagements and mentor a handful of startups.
  • Also, for the past eight years I've been working with various agencies around the world on the campaigns of some notable companies - Jaguar, Land Rover, H&M, Duracell, Pringles and HP just to name a few.
  • My love for startups & innovation is only surpassed by my passion for science & education.


  • He has been active in the Perl community for roughly 15 years, and has spoken at Perl conferences in America and Europe. He was the second release manager for Perl6's first VM, Parrot


3 Years Down, Forever To Go: Registration is Now Open!

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

We've got five amazing speakers, like ... drum sounds... Larry Wall (our guest speaker and creator of Perl), Jeff, Mihai, Theo & Lorand. Without further ado, let's introduce the details & agenda:

Date: 16 March 2015

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: LARRY WALL

RSVP: by registering at until March 12th. You will receive a confirmation of participation on March 13th.

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

5:30 - 6:10 - Opening Keynote, "Things I do for Fun" Larry Wall, 40 min

6:10 - 6:50 - "do you speak-a my language", Theo van Hoesel, 40 min

6:50 - 7:10 - Coffee Break, 20 min

7:10 - 7:50 - "Intrapreneurship, Innovation & Perl", Lorand Minyo, 40 min

7:50 - 8:10 - "Having Fun with a quick Perl 6 ORM", Mihai Pop, 20 min

8:10 - 8:20 - Coffee Break, 10 min

8:20 - 8:40 - "Everything old is New Again: Quaternions in Perl 6", Jeff Goff, 20 min

8:40 - 8:45 - "UNDISCLOSED Lightning Talk" Theo van Hoesel, 5 min

8:45 - 9:15 - "Q & A Session with Larry Wall" & Closing Notes, 30 min

9:15 pm onwards - Social event @ 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 website, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

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

Keep you posted!


3 Years Down, Forever To Go: Call fro Speakers

It's the 8th edition and it's a special one: turns 3 on March 16th. So an anniversary event is required, with special guests and the most amazing guest speaker we could possibly have, the creator of Perl in person, LARRY WALL. Best anniversary gift is his presence at one of our events, we're thrilled!

If you are interested in giving a talk, we'd definitely want to hear about it, as soon as you can.

Your topics may cover anything related to Perl, so be creative and surprise us with your talk proposals.

Please submit your talk (topic, description and duration of your presentation) by sending an email to Amalia ( by March 4th. Please keep in mind that there are three types of talk slots: 40 minutes, 20 minutes and 5 minutes (lightning talks)

All the approved speakers will be notified by March 5th. For details and updates, please visit:, our Twitter or Facebook pages.