AmsterdamX is a Perl Mongers group of English-speaking Perl developers in Amsterdam. We meet to have talks and/or social time every so often, usually monthly.

Read more about who we are.

Meetings and Events

All meetings organized by are completely 100% free-of-charge, and everyone is invited. Anyone can give talks on almost any subject, while Perl-related subjects are obviously more recommended. :) Meetings are usually held at, 1017CE, Herengracht 597.

If you feel like giving a talk, contact the AmsterdamX Perl Mongers mailing list, or contact Sawyer X directly.

The meetings are suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced!

Upcoming events

Next Scheduled Event

25th, January Monday.
18:15–20.30 (approximately)
Location:, 1017CE, Herengracht 597 (Google Map), Amsterdam Room, 1st floor.
Please fill in this form if you're arriving.
  1. Mickey Nasriachi :: PONAPI - The anti-bikeshedding tool for your REST API

    Tired of arguing over how JSON responses should be formatted?

    Come to my talk and I'll show you how you can avoid it.

  1. Gonzalo Diethelm :: Devel::QuickCover - Quick & dirty code coverage for Perl

    A lean and mean XS module that gathers runtime code coverage information

    We will briefly describe how Perl uses an optree and how we can hook into it for our own nefarious purposes.

    Then we will discuss the very simple implementation of Devel::QuickCover, which tracks what lines in each loaded Perl module are actually executed.

    The talk will end with some real world instances of using Devel::QuickCover.

  1. Dana Jacobsen :: Practical Cryptography

    This talk will discuss cryptographic hashes, signing with DSA, encrypting with RSA, and random numbers.

    Rather than discussing the theory and the hundreds of modules available, the focus is on a few good tools to get things done.

  1. Vikentiy Fesunov :: Rust inside Perl

    Rust is a new systems language with strong focus on memory safety.

    It tries to help programmers write more correct code with as little runtime overhead as possible.

    XS is an interface used by the perl interpreter to talk to native code, built on top of the C language.

    This project's goal is to bring XS API to Rust and explore ways Rust can make development of well behaved perl extensions simpler.