I agree. I will take the lead on organizing for the upcoming state-side Perl and Non Perl events. I can set up a page within the wiki for each conference and put out requests for willing community members that are attending to help out. We should use FOSDEM as an example going forward.
-Dan ----- Original Message ---- From: Gabor Szabo <szab...@gmail.com> To: DirkDn <ddn123...@gmail.com> Cc: Rich Sands <r...@rsandsconsulting.com>; TPF Marketing <tpf-market...@perl.org>; email@example.com; Erik Colson <e...@ecocode.net> Sent: Tue, February 16, 2010 4:40:42 PM Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2010 report On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 6:49 PM, DirkDn <ddn123...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Gabor, > > I had a quick look at it. > > A quick summary I looked up from the google perl events calendar. > - Perl QA Hackathon Vienna, Austria April 10-12 > - Nordic Perl Workshop (Iceland) May 1-2 > - Portuguese Perl Workshop June 4-5 > - Perl Mova + YAPC::Russia June 12-13 > - Belgian Perl Workshop Brussels June 26 > - YAPC::EU Pisa, Italy August 4-6 While it would be nice to have our stand on the Perl events as well where we could explain to people how they could promote perl our focus has to be on the non-perl events. On http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?events there is a mix of them - I added the Perl events as well - but so far I have not seen anyone starting to organize Perl presence on other events. If we want to make an impact we have to be present on at least on event every month! We should also learn from the Debian and PostgreSQL People on how well organized they are. e.g. See this page: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEventsChemnitzerLinuxTage2010 We need to get the community to wake up and start being present on non-perl events! Gabor