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Some photos from the workshop

28/05/08 16:13 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Dmitri Fedortchenko has posted some photos from the workshop on flickr. This set is available at

If you took any photos on NPW and wish us to link to them, send us an email and we'll post the link here.

Online material from the various presentations

26/05/08 14:43 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We will be collecting slides, interesting links and other stuff that may be relevant to the presentations on this page.

More content will be added as it becomes available to us.

The workshop is over for this time (and tonights social)

25/05/08 18:26 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Day two of the scheduled part of NPW has come to and end and we'd like to thank our speakers, sponsors and last but not least all the attendees who made this workshop a real success.

Tonights social will take place at the same place as yesterday - that is The Bishop Arms - since many people seemed to like it and they had a nice selection of beer and other beverages.

Sometime from 20.30 an onwards.

Thanks for this year and hope to see you soon again, The NPW 2008 organizers

A bit more sleep tomorrow morning

24/05/08 20:43 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

The start of the workshop tomorrow has been moved 30 minutes and the first talk starts at 10.00 instead of 9.30 as previously.

Tonights social event

24/05/08 18:30 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Since Perl people are generally also beer people a pub with a wide selection of beer would be a good idea.

So our suggestion is to meet up at "The Bishop Arms" located on Sankt Eriksgatan 115. It's a bit off-center but still quite near both Sankt Eriksplan and Odenplan. The chances of fitting lots of people there are a bit bigger than at a more central location.

The number of beers on tap is usually around 20 to 25 and on bottle between 70 an 100. They also have a wide selection of whisky.

Map to location

I reckon there will probably be some people showing up around 20 - 20.30 or so.

Getting into the venue tomorrow

23/05/08 22:54 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Since there is construction work being done in the area of the venue the entry from "Eastmanvägen" is closed and the entry is from the park. There are signs on Dalagatan where it says "Studiefrämjandet" that will direct you correctly.

Pre-workshop meetup

23/05/08 14:23 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We haven't arranged any official pre-workshop meetup on fridy evening but our suggestion is that those who are interested meet up at Tennstopet which is a classical pub and resturant in the heart of Vasastan and almost next to the venue. They have a really nice bar menu that is moderatly priced.

The address to the pub is Dalagatan 50, closest subway station is Odenplan.

Google Maps

People will probably be there from 19.30:ish

Payment is now open

18/05/08 15:21 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

The online payment for NPW 2008 is now open. Login with your account and there's a link for purchasing your ticket. We're truly sorry for the delay.

Online payment is handled via PayPal and you can pay with VISA, MasterCard, American Express or from another PayPal account.

You must purchase your ticket or notify us via email that you'll pay cash at the workshop no later than tuesday may 20th since we need to know the exact number of attendees on wednesday.

If paying cash, send an email with your username, real name and address to

Registration has closed

16/05/08 18:01 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Registration is now closed and we are thrilled that so many have registered. If you missed to register drop us a mail to and you'll be placed in the cancellation-queue.

Details on payment procedure will be sent out to all non-commited participants in the very near future.

Thanks for your interest in Nordic Perl Workshop.

Schedule has been put online

15/05/08 21:47 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

The preliminary schedule has been put online, view it here.

Lightning Talks on the Wiki

12/05/08 21:52 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Lightning talks are very short (normally 5 minutes) presentations on a often very specific subject.

If you want to give a lightning talk at this years NPW put your name and the topic of your talk on this wiki page..

For more info on what lightning talks are and how to best give them read this article on

Adress of the venue

12/05/08 15:33 by Erwan Lemonnier (‎R1‎)

The adress of the conference venue is Eastmanvägen 8.

It is somewhat in between the subway stops Odenplan and St Eriksplan if you travel underground, and closest to the stop St Eriksplan of bus 4 if you travel at ground level in one of Stockholm's methanol driven busses.

A street map of the location can be found at here.

Paying your workshop fee

12/05/08 10:46 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

A number of people have raised the question on how to pay for the workshop.

Payment will be possible via the web using PayPal or directly at the workshop.

We are currently in the a registration phase for at the Swedish tax agency that must be in place before we can open up online payment. Once online payment is open we'll post information here about it.

People that are listed as committed are either organizers and/or speakers (who are exempted from the fee).

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sponsor announcement: Init AB

07/05/08 14:29 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We're happy to announce that Init AB has joined the team of sponsors for this year's Nordic Perl Workshop.

Three more talks accepted

05/05/08 14:11 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

A few more talks

05/05/08 10:52 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Next up is a set of talks that can help you improve your productivity and the quality of your code.

More talks accepted

04/05/08 23:20 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Jonathan Worthington is one of the lead developers of the Parrot Virtual Machine and the Perl6 compiler Raduko that targets Parrot. He will be giving two presentations at the workshop this year, namely:

Our greatest thanks go to The Perl Foundation for awarding Jonathan with a grant that makes his presence at NPW possible.


Paul Johnson, the developer behind the excellent code coverage metrics tool Devel::Cover, will give a talk on the subject and another on how Perl is used at one of the worlds largest banks.

Talk submission deadline approaches

02/05/08 11:25 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Today is the last day to submit talk proposals.

Accepted speakers will be notified on monday the 5th.

First talks accepted

01/05/08 22:55 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

Even though the NPW is a Perl workshop all talks don't have to explicitly be about Perl.

We have invited a couple of speakers that will talk about things that at least get us excited.

Hotel suggestions on the wiki

24/04/08 17:19 by Erwan Lemonnier (‎R1‎)

The wiki has been updated to contain a few suggestions of hotels and hostels, to accommodate most budgets.

Sponsor announcement: logicLAB

22/04/08 14:31 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We're happy to announce that our friends over at logicLAB are sponsoring the Nordic Perl Workshop this year too. Welcome!

Sponsor announcement: ActiveState

18/04/08 08:55 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We're happy to announce that ActiveState, makers of great tools such as Perl Dev Kit and ActivePerl, has joined the lineup of NPW 2008 sponsors. Welcome!

Sponsor announcement: Versed Solutions

13/04/08 20:46 by Claes Jakobsson (‎claes‎)

We are happy to announce Versed Solutions as a sponsor of NPW 2008