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=begin pod :kind("Language") :subkind("Language") :category("reference")
=TITLE Community
=SUBTITLE Information about the people working on and using Perl 6
=head1 Overview
"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
=head1 The Perl 6 community
=head2 Online communities
There is a large presence on the L<C<#perl6>|> channel on C<>, who are happy to provide support and answer questions, or just use as a friendly place to hang out.
Check out this L<IRC lingo|> resource for the abbreviations frequently used there.
L<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 L< community page|>.
=head2 Offline communities
Perl 6 is also a common topic at L<Perl conferences|> and L<Perl Monger meetings|> and L<other meetups|>.
If you prefer in-person meetings, these are warmly recommended!
=head2 Other resources
L<Camelia|>, the multi-color butterfly with P 6 in her wings, is the symbol of this diverse and welcoming community.
=head1 Perl 6 Weekly
Elizabeth Mattijsen usually posts in L<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.
=head1 Perl 6 Advent calendar
The Perl 6 community publishes every December an
L<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
L<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.
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