Information about the people working on and using Perl 6


"Perl 5 was my rewrite of Perl. I want Perl 6 to be the community's rewrite of Perl and of the community." - Larry Wall

The Perl 6 community

Online communities

There is a large presence on the #perl6 channel on, who are happy to provide support and answer questions, or just use as a friendly place to hang out. Check out this IRC lingo resource for the abbreviations frequently used there. StackOverflow is also a great resource for asking questions and helping others with their Perl 6 problems and challenges. More resources can be found in the community page.

Offline communities

Perl 6 is also a common topic at Perl conferences and Perl Monger meetings and other meetups. If you prefer in-person meetings, these are warmly recommended!

Other resources

Camelia, the multi-color butterfly with P 6 in her wings, is the symbol of this diverse and welcoming community.

Perl 6 Weekly

Elizabeth Mattijsen usually posts in the "Perl 6 Weekly" blog, a summary of Perl 6 posts, tweets, comments and other interesting tidbits. If you want a single resource to know what is going on in the Perl community now, this is your best resource.

Perl 6 Advent calendar

The Perl 6 community publishes every December an Advent Calendar, with Perl 6 tutorials every day until Christmas. Organization and assignment of days is done through the different Perl 6 channels and the Perl6/advent repository. If you want to participate, its organization starts by the end of October, so check out the channels above to keep up to date.