Perl Monger user group: Need suggestions


We have a Perl Monger Group in New Delhi, India. The group is almost  inactive for some years (except monthly mail of mailing list membership detail). I am trying to revive and need suggestions from community.

I have already created a Google + page to spread the word. Actually, we have a mailing list but I assume that most of the members are either inactive or not working in Perl anymore.  I know many active Perl programmers in Delhi but they are not connected.

Do let me know your thoughts to make active? Comments/advice are most welcome.


  • Joel Berger

    At (Chicago) we coordinate through Its not as clever as a website and mailinglist but its easy, hosted and works. Perhaps this would be a good way to kickstart your .pm for now.

  • Pradeep Pant

    Thanks Joel for your input. I will try it.

  • Dave Cross

    Many years ago I wrote an article on running a successful Perl Mongers group. Well, it’s more of a braindump of what I think made so successful. It’s still on the web site, but it probably needs updatigs.


    • Pradeep Pant

      “Perl Mongers: How to run a successful group” is a great article. I am exactly looking for this sort of to-do. I will try to follow the points and will update you with my progress.

      Thanks Dave!

  • Anonymous

    Richard Dice gave this minimal advice for a PM organiser. Plan meetings in a regular interval, e.g. each first Friday in a month, and put this and start time and location on the web site. Announce the topics for talks/presentations/discussions on the mailing list in due time before the meeting. If there are no official planned topics, have a meeting anyway. Most importantly: always show up.

  • Pradeep Pant

    Thanks Anonymous Perl Monger (Sry I don’t know your name). I will note down your suggestions btw I liked the last sentence :-).

  • Chankey Pathak

    I am an Indian and I was searching for Indian Perl Mongers but didn’t find any. Came to know about you via Mark Keating. I think we guys should make a group/website so that all Perl Mongers can gather at one place. Meet-ups etc will increase Perl activity in India. If meet-ups are not possible then at least we should be in contact online. There are not so many Perl developers in India, we’ll have to promote Perl too. Let’s see how it goes.

    • Pradeep Pant

      Total agree Chankey. We at have already started some communication through mailing list. Let’s hope and it goes .. I am hoping to have a meeting next month. You are welcome to join..
      (i don’t know if you are based in Delhi or not)

      However, Online support will also help to keep the pace.

      Will keep posted with latest development.

  • Chankey Pathak

    I am from Jaipur but I am ready to join the meet-up at Delhi (if exams don’t clash) :)

  • Pradeep Pant

    Great .. Pl. join mailing list through this link:
    We’ll schedule accordingly .. exams are also important :-)
    Good luck

  • Chankey Pathak


  • zzbbyy

    For we decided to do a monthly poll on the meeting dates – now there are convenient online tools for this (we use We are a very small group and this way we have more chances that there will be at least three people at the meetup.

    • Pradeep Pant

      Thank you for suggestion.

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  • Pradeep Pant

    Recently Gabor has written a article on setting up Perl Monger group see link: He has also given case study on Israeli Perl Mongers which is really helpful.
    Thanks Gabor your ideas/experiences are really going to help and other Perl monger groups.

  • Shardiwal

    I really appreciate your effort Pradeep. Hope soon there will be more delhi based perl programmer join us.
    I am one of them based in Delhi.

    • Pradeep Pant

      Thank you. Please join mailing list and Google page.

  • Prabhakar Somu


    Our company (Zentech Innovations) does a lot of Perl work in Hyderabad. I am also trying to get a group going in Hyderabad. Although we are based in Hyderabad, I do travel to Delhi quote often. I am a big Perl enthusiast and a user. Let’s see if we can catch up sometime to brainstorm (BTW I will be in Delhi this weekend)
    Prabhakar Somu

    • Chankey Pathak

      Hi Prabhakar,

      I feel good to know that there are companies are India which are working on Perl. I am looking for a job in Perl domain. May I know your email id so that I can contact you? Thanks.

      • Chankey Pathak


  • Parag Kalra

    Few suggestions to increase the publicity if not done –

    1. Create a twitter profile for the group
    2. Create a FB fan page
    3. Spread it’s information through your signatures in Email
    4. Organize the meetings through

  • Pradeep Pant

    Hello Prabhakar, Good to know you. Good news is that our mailing list is now receiving some mails and old wiki is also up. One of the Perl Monger Abhishek is working towards making a new wiki interface. Hope we’ll have a good wiki up and running in some weeks time. Still this is in very early first we are focusing on new membership in our mailing list. Please spread the message and tell your Delhi guys to join. We hope to have a meeting by end of next month. I will send you details and please join Google plus page. Hope to meet you soon :-)