Highlights of this year's Perl Conference are the presentation of papers by users describing their real-world applications of Perl, and a contest awarding $1,000 each for the six best applications. A committee of Perl experts judged all submissions, and the 18 best will be presented at the conference. The name of the prizewinners will be announced at the conference. Papers to be presented include:
The Guru Is In, another new feature this year, offers conference attendees the rare opportunity to meet in small, informal sessions with the guru-in-charge. Perl gurus will answer technical questions about all aspects of Perl, including networking and the World Wide Web, security, regular expressions, and MacPerl. Those currently scheduled to take on the role of guru include:
Perl Conference 2.0 also features a keynote presentation by Larry Wall, creator of Perl and senior developer with O'Reilly & Associates; intensive tutorials for beginning and advanced Perl programmers; Perl and Apache tracks, and workshops for active Perl core developers and module authors.
The first Perl Conference in 1997 was attended by more than 1000 Perl developers.
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