Archive for March, 2012

A Qualitative Regard

The Event is on This weekend sees the QA Hackathon take place in Paris. The delegates will gather, converse, hack and generally further the field of Quality Assurance in Perl and its many libraries. Already I have seen the chatter and plans as they begin to assemble and combine their objectives and itineraries. Since I [...]

Perl ‘Local’ Community Calendar

Last week there was a small discussion on Twitter about the Perl Review Community Calendar about adding events to this resource, thankfully brian d foy has made it a trivial matter to commit to this resource and you can get a commit bit from him or Renée Bäcker to do this. During the discussion we [...]

Hack Day #1

A Hack Attack Next saturday, 24th March 2012, the North West England Perl Mongers will be holding their first Hack Day of 2012. For the previous three years we have held hackdays as an annual event to create a local community day for fun and hacking on open source and community projects. it was decided [...]

A Bad Monty Python Song*

So there has been a surfeit of vikings of late and that has made it the last that I can take.* So I have made the decision to block all comments on my site except for those that come from members of the group of people. If you want to make comments on my [...]

An Almost Perfect Present

Damian Speaks If you have never heard of Damian Conway then allow me to introduce you to him(1). Damian Conway is a world-class trainer, speaker and presenter, he is also a programmer, author and educator. It is true that he is well renowned in the realms of Perl where he has been a contributor to, [...]

Send-A-Newbie 2012

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Send-A-Newbie initiative will once again be run by the Enlightened Perl Organisation for YAPC::EU::2012::Frankfurt. The SAN initiative is aimed at introducing people new to a Perl event to this principal European conference, to Perl conferences and to the community. Applications can be made by anyone* with [...]

GSoC – Update and Flyers

Introduction As I mentioned in the last post on this subject the Perl Foundation will attempt to be a participating organisation in this year’s Google Summer of Code and is seeking your help. We are using the Enlightened Perl Organisation‘s MojoMojo blog, there is already a Perl and GSoC main page for this year’s participation [...]