Issue #416 - 2019-07-15 - The Perl Conference in Riga

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Hi there

As you all know the next big Perl event is happening in Riga, Latvia between 7th-9th August 2019. They even put together very entertaining introductory video. There are going to be 3 keynote speakers this time i.e. Larry Wall (Perl Keynote), Jonathan Worthington (Perl 6 Concurrency) and Elizabeth Mattijsen. I met Larry Wall first time last year during The Perl Conference in Glasgow. As I am attending the event all 3 days, it would be a great opportunity to meet him again and many other great people.

If you haven't bought the ticket then please don't delay any further and buy now. You can checkout the schedule to find out topics covered.

Last but not the least, Congratulation to all English fan for winning the first Cricket World Cup 2019. It was a thrilling and nail biting finish. New Zealand, you played well and deserve all the praise. I watched the final as neutral spectator as my Indian cricket team couldn't make it to the final. Never mind, there is always next time.

Have fun and enjoy reading this week newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


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