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MST travels to YAPC::EU::2016

Cluj Bound

Mon Aug 15 11:05:17 2016

August sees the annual premier European Perl Event (known as YAPC::EU::2016) in Cluj, Romania, between 22nd-26th. Once again Shadowcat Systems will be in attendance and present talks.

This year Matt S. Trout will be representing the mighty cat giving two talks while no doubt making an impression in the hallway tracks and at the social events. Matt has also been deep into the new work we have been producing internally and will probably be able to bend a few ears on the system admin tools that he is building to be essential elements in a toolkit.

Matt will be presenting two talks (detailed below), one of which focusses on the past and how he got to be here and one that focusses on the future and how we have started to use and play with Perl6.


On Saturday, April 16th 2005 I did a very foolish thing. I joined an IRC network called and a channel called #catalyst.

My life (and the remaining fragments of my sanity) have never been the same Again. So in this talk, I thought I'd try and share a bit of what it's been like, the fun parts, the terrifying parts, the straight up batshit insane parts,


So, rakudo is here for keeps, and 6.c has been finalised, and now we get to play. Better still, there's both an Inline::Perl5 for rakudo, and an Inline::Perl6 for perl5.

Which means that perl5 can have access to grammars, and rakudo can have access to CPAN, and all sorts of fascinating possibilities unfold.

Because it turns out that with two perls at once, you get a lot more than twice as much rope.