health of Perl/Act
greg at mccarroll.org.uk
Mon Aug 4 11:30:02 BST 2008
On Mon, Aug 04, 2008 at 11:56:43AM +0200, Richard Foley wrote:
> > b) http://act.mongueurs.net/conferences.html
> > The graph at the bottom of (b) is particularly interesting as it shows
> > how grassroots Perl events are increasing and also how Act is playing
> > a part and hopefully helping.
> > And just reaching 10 w.r.t. (a) is amazing, there are companies out
> > there that would give their eye teeth for 10 years of conferences.
> That's maybe an interesting angle for Book's YEF PR activities, with a view
> for company sponsorship, too...
I've just said to someone that Act is one of Perl's success stories.
YAPC's are of course the root cause of growth, but there is no doubt
in my mind that Act is a catalyst/helper in the growth of grassroots
It's up there with the respect I hold for RT and SVN, good Perl
software that helps people achieve things. This is the sort of
thing that YE/TPF needs to advertise.
(and as RF has cc'd the board, hi guys! sorry I won't be there this
year, but ron and I really fancy a break)
 Which is often eclipsed by the success of CPAN/modules.
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