Interview - a Dancer in London:)

Joel Bernstein joel at
Wed Jun 25 16:45:15 BST 2014

On 25 June 2014 16:21, Tom Hukins <tom at> wrote:

> It's interesting to hear Perl experts talk about the advanced details
> of how Perl works, but it's dull to only hear about this.

My experience of Perl events is that while these talks can often be dry,
dull and focussed on what may appear to the layman as minutiae, this
mirrors to a degree that slice of the Perl community who will give up their
weekend time for a workshop/conference. I have spoken at and attended such
events myself so I hope the "dry and dull" gloss, while subjective, is
considered an informed opinion.

I applaud any initiative to widen the scope and appeal of these sessions
and very much hope that encouraging people who've been involved for less
time to speak will encourage the dissemination of a more accessible style
of talk, and in turn perhaps revitalise what seems to be a very
inward-facing community of comparatively old men. I'm not going to hold my
breath (and I really am unsure that insular groups like Perl Mongers are
helping anyway) but if this happened it would be lovely to see.


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