For many years, Perl was one of the best known, and beloved, programming languages. It was at the forefront of high-level “scripting” languages, of Web development, of textual analysis with regular expressions, and of cross-platform languages. And then, Larry Wall announced Perl 6 … and the world waited, with many Perl developers moving onto other languages. Well, Perl 6 is about to be released — and many people who haven’t thought about Perl is years are at least interested in hearing what Larry and others have been working on for more than 15 years. In this talk, Larry Wall unveils Perl 6, describing not only the technical features, but also the thinking behind those features, and what led them to be included.