The 2017 Perl 5 Hackathon in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hackathon Wiki Link


Amsterdam, Netherlands



October 12-15 2017

Why are we doing this?

We want to provide a venue where current and future hackers can come together and cross pollinate ideas. Hopefully resulting in significant beneficial changes to blead.

What is the format

The conference will be a mix of talks aimed to educate others about specific areas of expertise in the source code as well as a chance for people to collaborate on specific core perl topics.

Who should attend?

The conference is by invitation only. Attendees are core hackers of the language or people with concrete contribution to the language, whether in code or discussions.


This conference could not have happened without the generous contributions from the following companies:


booking is an international success that build her website on Perl., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 650,000 room nights are reserved on Our IT Department focuses on development, scaling and automation. We constantly challenge our current environment to see how we can improve our business and go beyond our current limits. Most of our tools are designed and built by us with Open Source technologies. runs one of the world’s largest Perl-powered websites and we offer a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment.


The cPanel & WHM software package is an easy-to-use control panel that gives web hosts, and the website owners they serve, the ability to quickly and easily manage their servers and websites. Developed in Perl and working in the SCRUM development methodology, cPanel seeks highly motivated development team members in our Houston location. Visit for open positions.


A place to buy, sell, rent, hire, share, meet, swap, discuss, find, serve, connect, give away, announce, work, collect, care, perform, learn, marvel, mentor, befriend, fall in love, and/or save the world.


Bluehost was founded in 2003 with one goal: to make a better hosting company. Built from the ground up on open source technology like Perl, we’ve since grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Operating beneath the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, over 700 of us are pushing boundaries to deliver the promise of the internet to more people than ever.


Assurant Mortgage Solutions, a Perl user, is pleased to sponsor Yet Another Perl Conference: North America to raise awareness of the Perl programming language community and attract the best and the brightest Perl programmers to learn about us. YAPC is a great event that provides Perl professionals a place to interact through open discussions, collaboration, design, and code. We are excited to sponsor this event and continue our engagement with the Perl community.

Grant Street Group

Grant Street Group is a Software as a Service pioneer based in Pittsburgh. We hosted the world’s first online bond auction in 1997. Since then, thousands of clients have used our software to process financial transactions exceeding $12 trillion. Our most recent project is, a cloud-based natural language testing automation service.

Our projects leverage technologies in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Large Scale computation, Distributed Computing, Virtualization, and Financial Transactions.

We’re big fans of Open Source technologies and contribute to several Open Source projects. We are hiring local and telecommuter Perl Developers. Visit to learn more.

Standards of Conduct

The Perl 5 Hackathon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: Standards of Conduct