A bunch of new requests for Act conference sites have gone in to the Act developers and each has offered to update translation files. This is great news as it provides even more Perl events, keeps the Act translation files up-to-date, and it shows the investment by people all over the world to keep Perl vibrant. It also shows the world-wide reach of the Perl community.
Some of the latest translations include Russian and Belarusian and these coincide with a surge in the Perl community in Russia. Perl Mongers groups have been popping up on the heels of the successful Russian Perl Workshop, the first in Russia. Andrew Shitov has been leading this effort after being inspired at YAPC::EU in Vienna last year. He even detailed how the Russian Perl Workshop came about. A Ukrainian event is just around the corner with more Russian events planned for later in the year.
In Europe, the Portuguese and Italian translations are being updated to prepare for even more Perl events. You can find even more upcoming Perl events at yapc.org.
As we all know, Perl is about the community and these events are a cornerstone in that community. Thanks again to Éric Cholet and Philippe Bruhat for hosting and maintaining the Act! conference site and thanks to all the conference organizers for all the work they put in to make these events happen.