Conference in the Cloud

COVID-19 has kept us all home. However, we still have great things to share about Perl and Raku. Join us for a 3-day event including interactive talks and forums.

At the Conference in the Cloud, expect to see Perl and Raku presentations. Core presentation topics in the past have included Perl 5 and Perl 6 (now Raku) and organizers plan to continue the same way moving forward. Just like the Perl and Raku Conference, The Conference in the Cloud is organized and run by volunteers. There will be two presentation tracks, each with 20-50 minute talks on a variety of technical topics throughout each day.


Conference dates are June 24-26. In order to accommodate the most time zones possible, we have decided to host from 11 AM to 6 PM EDT or 15:00 to 22:00 UTC. This world clock meeting planner can help you visualize what this looks like for your time zone.

We also have a master class scheduled for Saturday, June 27. Dave Rolsky will offer his Introduction to Go class from 11 AM to 6PM EDT. The cost is $50 per attendee. All proceeds will go to The Perl Foundation. Purchase your ticket when you register for the conference.


Attendees who want to interact live with speakers and other attendees (during BOFs, panels, and Q&A) will need to pay a minor registration fee of $10.00. The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire event. This fee will help secure a safe event and help cover the minor costs of hosting it. You can register here.


Presentations are given by volunteer speakers. The presentations at the conference were submitted during our Call For Presentations (CFP) and selected by organizers who volunteered to be on our talks-committee.

The CFP has ended. Check out the schedule.

How will sessions be hosted?

The conference organizers had a few goals in mind when selecting an online platform to host the Conference in the Cloud. The selected platform needed to have easy-to-use tools for administrators, as well as participants of all technical levels. It needed to offer operating support not only for macOS and Windows, but also for Linux operating systems. Given the planning time constraints and nature of the conference, organizers decided a ready out of the box solution is the best choice.

The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud (TPRCiC) is going to be an online, interactive event hosted on the Zoom platform. The broadcast will be recorded and streamed simultaneously to YouTube.

TPRCiC organizers are going to do their best to set the platform up as safely as possible. It will be configured so that only the presenter has the ability to talk and present. All others will be muted and will need to request access to speak (to ask a question or make a comment) or share video.

Access to the interactive conference on Zoom will only be granted to people who register in advance, agree to the Code of Conduct, and pay a minimal fee. Presentations will be streamed live to YouTube so those who can’t pay the fee or won’t use Zoom, can still access most conference content. BOFs will not be available on YouTube.