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  • 1. Italy: a Perlsuccess story by Michele Beltrame -[email_address] or How we built a nice community

2. 2000:Venezia.pm 3. NO MEMBERS (excluding founder) 4. North-Eastern Italy: 7 million people Perl? 5. 2001:Nordest.pm First Perl Mongers group in Italy with more than a handful of members 6. Can you seelarsenas an orange dot? First member besides 2 founders (me anddree ) 7. TASK 1 Convince mongers to travel for 100+ kilometers to hook up 8. 9. Enough for 30 kilometers 10. + 11. Enough for 60 kilometers 12. + + 13. People started to hook up 14. Firenze.pm Pisa.pm Roma.pm Torino.pm 15. TASK 2 Build the online community 16. #nordest.pm=>#perl.it A great place to spend your day and avoid working 17. www.perl.it 18. Main Italian Perl-related web site Articles Documentation Events pod2it translation of basic documentation Mailing lists + Community 19. TASK 3 Organize Perl-related events 20. Pisa.pm 1 stItalian Perl Workshopin July 2004 Attendance: 40 21. In Pisa they had somethingNordest.pmlacked 22. handy international airport 23. Bepi ,dakkar ,nids ,peppe + other folks who are actually able to organize an event (and arebraveenough to do it) 24. If you can't beat them, join them 25. 2 ndItalian Perl Workshopin June 2005 Attendance: 40 26. 3 rdItalian Perl Workshopin June 2006 Attendance: 50 27. 4 thItalian Perl Workshopin September 2008 Attendance:120 2 conference tracks for 2 full days speakers from all across Europe free coffee and Italian pastries 20+ sponsors job recruitment sessions people had a great time 28. TODO (TASK 4) Propose as a venue for YAPC::EU 2010 29. It will likely be Pisa 30. In the meantime... 31. 5 thItalian Perl WorkshopSometime in late Summer 2009 A great time of the year to visit Italy 32. GRAZIE