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+ - date: 2011.02.08
+ text: 'The Perl Ecosystem Group announces supporting the Perl Mongers to promote Perl by offering <a href="/news/grants-to-invite-speakers-to-non-perl-events">grants to invite speakers to (non-Perl) events</a>'
+ title: Grants to invite speakers to (non-Perl) events
+ author: Gabor Szabo
+ - date: 2011.02.02
+ text: 'The Perl Ecosystem Group announces the creation of a newsletter and a public <a href="/news/announcement-and-public-discussion-lists">public discussion list</a>'
+ title: Announcement and public discussion lists
+ author: Gabor Szabo
- date: 2010.12.03
text: '<a href="http://www.123people.com/">123People</a> has become the second Bronze sponsor of the Perl Ecosystem Group'
title: 123People becomes a member of the Perl Ecosystem Group
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template 'index' => _content->{'index'};
};
-my @pages = qw/
+my @pages = qw{
what why who sponsors members events contact
membership benefits about news earlier_events mailing_lists
-/;
+ news/grants-to-invite-speakers-to-non-perl-events
+ news/announcement-and-public-discussion-lists
+};
-get qr{^ / (\w+) $ }x => sub {
+get qr{^ / ([\w/-]+) $ }x => sub {
# get page
my ($page) = splat;
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+<div id="getting-started">
+
+<h2>PEG mailing lists</h2>
+
+<p>
+As the Perl Ecosystem Group is trying to further increase the interaction between
+the Open Source Perl Community and the companies using Perl we have
+setup two new public mailing lists.
+</p>
+
+<p>
+On one of them we are going to send out news and announcements.
+The other was setup to let you discuss in public your expectations from the Perl Ecosystem Group.
+</p>
+<p>
+Of course such discussion is not restricted to our mailing list and we'd be happy to see you
+raise issues on your own blog. What do you expect from the Perl Ecosystem Group?
+</p>
+<p>
+<a href="/mailing_lists">Mailing lists</a>
+</p>
+
+
+</div>
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+
+
+<div id="getting-started">
+<h1>Grants to invite speakers to (non-Perl) events</h1>
+<!-- tags Perl, grants, PEG, sponsorship, ecosystem -->
+
+<p>
+One of the objectives of the <a href="http://perl-ecosystem.org/">Perl Ecosystem Group</a>
+is to promote Perl and through that to help our <a href="http://perl-ecosystem.org/members">member companies</a>
+to find more Perl developers.
+</p>
+<p>
+That's one of the main reasons we ask them to give us their money.
+</p>
+<p>
+In order to do this we would like to encourage the participation of <a href="http://www.pm.org/">Perl Mongers</a>
+at various non-Perl events where they can reach out to the other developers who don't know enough about Perl
+or who have misconceptions about Perl.
+See a <a href="http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?events">list of potential events</a>.
+</p>
+<p>
+For this, <b>the Perl Ecosystem Group offers grants to invite Perl speakers</b> to those events.
+</p>
+<p>
+We've already sponsored <a href="http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/">SawyerX</a> -
+one of the core <a href="http://perldancer.org/">Dancer</a> developers - to participate at
+<a href="http://www.fosdem.org/">FOSDEM</a>. He gave there a talk about
+<a href="http://www.fosdem.org/2011/schedule/event/moose_perl_oop">Moose</a>
+and a talk about <a href="http://www.fosdem.org/2011/schedule/event/dancer">Dancer</a>.
+Both in front of 70-90 people. He was also able to meet face-to-face the other core
+members of Dancer which will further improve their cooperation.
+</p>
+<p>
+We are also sponsoring <a href="http://www.modernperlbooks.com/">chromatic</a>
+to attend <a href="https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/">SCALE</a> in Los Angeles at the end of February
+and to give a talk there on how to <a href="https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale9x/presentations/take-advantage-modern-perl">
+Take Advantage of Modern Perl</a>.
+</p>
+<p>
+So far these were initiated by us but the idea is that local Perl Mongers could suggest - in private -
+speakers who they would like to see at a conference near to where they live. We discuss this, contact the
+speaker and if s/he is interested then s/he will submit a talk proposal, we pay the expenses and everyone
+will be happy.
+</p>
+<p>
+Of course we don't (yet) have a lot of money so we will have to be very selective but we would like to
+get this rolling.
+</p>
+<p>
+Even the rules are not totally clear to us regarding events and speakers but we have a couple of directions:
+</p>
+
+<p>
+<ul>
+<li>Preference will be given to larger and more relevant conferences.
+(Though determining what is relevant still needs work) (size, topic)</li>
+<li>Our emphasis is on non-Perl events to reach other people who do not yet attend Perl events.</li>
+<li>Preference will be given to PM groups that are going to setup a perl booth/stand at the event.</li>
+<li>Preference to events where some of the local Perl Mongers also submit talks.</li>
+<li>Preference to PMs that could also offer accommodation to the visiting speaker.
+Such arrangement both helps save money and increases the cooperation between the speaker
+and the Host Monger.</li>
+<li>We still have to have budget for that...</li>
+</ul>
+</p>
+
+<p>
+Would you like to hear and meet a Perl speaker who does not usually visit your town?
+Would you want to promote Perl or your local Perl Monger group? If so, <a href="/contact">contact us</a>.
+</p>
+
+
+</div>

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