*By Matt Follett*
It’s the time of year for Advent Calendars and it looks like the Perl community isn’t disappointing this year.
[Perl Advent Calendar](http://perladvent.pm.org/2009/)
> The first day talks about using Package::Alias to alias Mouse to Moose.
[RJBS Advent Calendar](http://advent.rjbs.manxome.org/)
> Ricardo Signes’ calendar to showcase things he has been working on. His first entry is about Sub::Exporter which looks very powerful.
[Catalyst Advent Calendar](http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2009)
[Perl 6 Advent Calendar](http://perl6advent.wordpress.com/)
> This one starts off with setting up Rakudo, so it requires very little prior knowledge.
[SysAdvent](http://sysadvent.blogspot.com/)
> Tips for system administrators
All of these have RSS feeds, so they’ll be easy to follow. Have fun!
*[Matt Follett](http://search.cpan.org/~mfollett/) is a developer in the Informatics team at The Genome Center at Washington University School of Medicine, where he works on high-throughput DNA sequencing projects. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, where he majored in Computer Science & Computer Engineering. He has worked for Monsanto, Boeing, and Beck Automation as a software engineer. He was the head of the 2009 St. Louis BarCamp. He currently resides in St. Louis, where he heads the local chapter of Perl Mongers.*