The Perl community loves IRC and its a great place to ask questions.


These sites aggregate blog posts about Perl and are a great way to keep up with whats new and whats happening in the community.

Perl Mongers

Perl Mongers are Perl user groups. There are several hundred groups around the world and in most major cities. Individual groups vary in what they actually do, but generally they are groups of Perl users in a particular location who get together periodically (in real life) to discuss Perl.

To find your local Perl Mongers group check out

Perl Conferences

Perl conferences are hosted in various locations around the world. The length and timing vary. But the biggest conferences are YAPCNA (Yet Another Perl Conference - North America) and YAPCEU (Yet Another Perl Conference - European Union). You can find more info on

Mailing lists