Perl has been around for a very long time. The current version is Perl 5, which has also been around for a very long time. For about two decades, Perl 6 has been an almost mythical language, one which would “one day” be released. It seems that Perl 6 is finally coming closer to fruition. Has it been worth the wait? In this talk, Curtis Poe describes the current state of Perl 6, which will be released in the coming year, and promises not only to provide new features for existing Perl developers, but for developers for other languages, as well.