December 2006 Archives

Perl Hackathons Gaining Steam

It seems the Chicago hackathon organized by Andy Lester and Pete Krawczyk and sponsored by the Perl Foundation has sparked some interest from other groups. We (TPF) think these events are a great way to support Perl, use your donations effectively, and keep things rolling on various active projects. Now we need some ideas on how we should keep things going.

Parrot Grant Update - October and November

Here's the latest grant update as sent to NLNet ...

During October and November, Allison has continued working on the PDD for IO, which she hopes to finish soon.

Parrot 0.4.7 was released on November 14th. This release includes design work on bytecode files, embedding, concurrency, and objects. The bytecode file PDD (PDD25) is complete, and is beginning to be implemented.

This just in from the Boston Perl Mongers:

Boston.pm will be presenting the inaugural "New England Perl Workshop" at Northeastern University on Saturday, March 10th, 2007. We are following in the tradition of the Pittsburgh, London, and Nordic Perl workshops in having two tracks of talks (some short, some long), with opportunities to socialize. We're also hoping to include a
hackathon.


We hope to draw a mix of interested participants from New England and surrounding areas, as well as interested national and international attendees. We are in the process of defining the process for submitting and collecting talks as well as putting together a website at http://www.neperlworkshop.org/. Please stay tuned for more details.

Parrot’s first ever Bug Day is this Saturday, 16 December 2006. The core Parrot developers will be in #parrot on irc.perl.org all day to:

  • Review tickets in the Parrot RT queue
  • Answer questions from newcomers
  • Fix bugs
  • Add features
  • Improve the documentation or tests or…
  • Recruit and encourage new developers

If you’re curious about Parrot, please join us. You don’t have to be an expert programmer. If you can follow the build instructions (or report where they fail for you), manage a source code checkout, and work an IRC client, you’re plenty qualified. There are plenty of ways to get involved in almost any capacity you can conceive.

Grant Information Update

Sorry this hasn't been updated lately. Our company is shutting down their offices and I have to move to London. Needless to say, my life has been in a bit of a turmoil as I try to get things sorted out (excuses, excuses).

Now, on with the grant update:

Lightning talks in Omaha

Robert Fulkerson sends notice of a set of a Perl lightning talks in Omaha, NE, on December 5th at 6pm.

"Everyone's invited to come visit the UNO CSCI 2850 (Perl) class's semester-ending lightning talks. This semester's talks are in room 256 at the Peter Kiewit Institute at 67th & Pacific. They'll start at 6 PM and last until 7:30. Unfortunately, we don't have any funding so there won't be any drinks or food, but you can certainly pick up an expensive pop ($1.25) in one of the machines on the first floor if you'd like. :)"

Topics include:

  • WWW::Mechanize
  • Jabber Haiku Validator (using Net::XMPP and Lingua::EN::Syllable)
  • MP3 Playlist Generator
  • Perl vs. PHP
  • CDDB, POE::Component::Enc::Flac, Audio::TagLib::FLAC::File, Linux::CDROM::read_audio
  • Math::Combinatorics
  • Printer log file processing
  • College Football BCS Scraper/Analyzer
  • Text::CSV::Simple
  • MP3 player written in Flash/Actionscript
  • nfl.com scraper / fantasy football calculator
  • Perl and XML
  • Perl on a mobile device
  • Scraping purevolume.com
  • Perl Documentation
  • Perl CGI vs. PHP
  • Perl and You

I wish I could make it, but maybe next semester! Contact Robert via his gmail.com address, "robert.fulkerson".

A trio of Perl calendars

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December brings three different online calendars for the Perl community.

First, the traditional Perl Advent Calendar informs you about a snazzy module every day until the 25th, with requisite RSS feed for those of you practicing one of the three virtues this holiday season.

Next, for Catalyst users, or those who'd like to start, the Catalyst Advent Calendar brings a daily tip for those interested in this increasingly popular framework.

Finally, brian d foy has created a Perl Community calendar on Google Calendar. Follow it via XML, iCal, and HTML.

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