The first edition took place in 2007 and our Geneva team on Catalyst was winner of the Perl track (http://use.perl.org/~dami/journal/33559 ). Unfortunately we will not be able to participate again this time; but I wish that another Catalyst team will be present. Reports from that contest got significant coverage in specialised press , and can play an important role in propagating a positive image of Perl. See for example the August 2010 issue of the prestigious "Communications of ACM" (http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2010/8/96637-platforms-is-there-one-best-web-development-technology/abstract , full text available at http://page.mi.fu-berlin.de/prechelt/Biblio/platforms07-cacm-2010.pdf ); the conclusion reads :
Is Perl outdated? No. In contrast, the small size of the solutions and their good modifiability suggest that Perl may be a particularly strong platform with respect to maintainability.
So, Perl programmers, please build up teams to participate in the 2010/2011 edition!