On Mar 19, 2009, at 2:35 PM, Andy Lester wrote:

I love love LOVE starting to get people together to talk about Perl 6. It's a crucial step in letting people know that Perl 6 is real. However, starting social groups that say they are specifically about Perl 6 makes me uncomfortable.

I think it would be better to call it Dallas.pm and just talk about Perl 6 in the meeting announcements. The key is that we don't want people to think they must choose one or the other. Technologically, Perl 5 and Perl 6 are very different, but culturally, they're very similar.

Keeping Perl 5 and Perl 6 groups together also means that we will increase cross-pollination of Perl 6 onto the Perl 5 people.

At Madison.pm, I give a 5-minute Perl 6 update each month. It's easy to collect material because Rakudo and Parrot each release monthly, so I can always just rehash the release announcements. I've found that the Perl 5 users are quite interested (and occasionally amazed).


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