I've spent a lot of today trying to track down Perl Monger groups and update the definitive list of them which is stored in an XML file. Over the last couple of weeks I've been emailing all of the Perl Monger email addresses I can find and asking if the groups are still running.
I started off with 500 groups in the file, but one group was listed twice so that left me with 499. The current numbers are like this:
111 groups who are present and active
24 groups who are currently sleeping
7 groups that have died out
75 groups where the contact email I have has bounced back
282 groups where I've had no response at all
If you're the leader of a local Perl Monger group and you haven't heard from me in the last couple of weeks then please drop me a line.