The new mailing list is at
The plan is to restart Leeds.pm, and have an inaugural meeting on (tentative) 7th December. Interested? Join the mailing list.
Thanks to Andy of Cumbria.pm, the northofengland discussion list has been re-established here. Anyone interested in joining Perlmongers groups in the North of England please feel free to sign up.
At the moment, I'm concentrating on getting a group set up in Yorkshire. Anyone in the Yorkshire area who's interested in joining a Perlmongers group and hasn't already been in touch, I can be contacted privately via
Thanks to the comments of various people over the last few days at YAPC::EU, in particular cog's talk on wednesday, I seem to have talked myself into arranging a perlmongers group.
Currently there's a big gap in the map between Nottingham and Edinburgh, relieved only by a red dot in Hull. While that would be OK-ish for me (at least some of the time) it's not a lot of help for perlers in Leeds, Manchester, and points further north and west - I guess Nottingham is reasonably close for those in the Sheffield area. The WYPUG.pm group listed at pm.org seems to be inactive. From conversations with the potential members who were present at YAPC::EU, the idea would be to have quarterly meetings, varying venue to try and keep things fair to everyone. Manchester and Leeds are candidates for a first meeting, as they are reasonably central and well served by public transport.
We're provisionally calling this the NorthOfEngland.pm group. Alternative suggestions are welcome (although suggestions such as 'Whippets.pm','FlatCaps.pm' etc. are likely to be ignored
Anyone interested in joining can subscribe to the temporary mailing list. When you subscribe to the list, please post a message introducing yourself, giving some indication of where you're located. We can register with pm.org when we've settled the geographic scope and name.
Suggestions and comments would be very welcome.
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