I recently saw this site mentioned in one of the LinkedIn Perl forums and thought it provides an interesting way to promote Perl. It is a listing of many of the companies in the Los Angeles area that make use of Perl for major product development- http://perl.la/ One thing that I think is also interesting about this site is the way they present the list of companies. While I can think of many reasons a “text-like” list of hyperlinks (used by other such lists) can be advantageous, the graphical way perl.la displays its data is probably an interface with more marketing appeal.
The list contains a number of companies that should be widely recognizable to those that are not already involved in the Perl community or even a computer related occupation – companies like CBS television, DreamWorks, Ticketmaster, and Experian.
Seeing this site also made me think of some other lists of companies that use Perl such as these from the Perl 5 Wiki and other sources:
A list of companies using Perl - https://www.socialtext.net/perl5/Companies%20using%20Perl
A list of applications written in Perl - https://www.socialtext.net/perl5/applications
A list of companies that use Catalyst - http://wiki.catalystframework.org/wiki/sitesrunningcatalyst
A list of companies that use Moose - http://moose.iinteractive.com/about.html
A list of companies that use Mojolicious - https://github.com/kraih/mojo/wiki/Projects-and-Companies-Using-Mojolicious
Perl is clearly still thriving!!!