The Chicago Perl Hackathon is Friday, Dec 14 to Sunday, Dec 16 at Hosteling International, 24 E. Congress Parkway in downtown Chicago (which is also in walking distance of most of the populoar tourist stuff). Meet other Perl people, work on other people’s projects, get other people to work on yours, or just hang out with other Perl people.
The week before the hackathon (Dec 10-14), Stonehenge is offering open-enrollment courses its Learning Perl and Intermediate Perl courses to the public, as well as two new courses, “Beginning Catalyst” and “Test Driven Development”. Take a course, then stick around for the hackathon to meet some Perl people. :)