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Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $10,000 for his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 200 hours to this work.

His previous work was successfully delivered as reported in the Latest report.

This funding will come from the Perl 6 Core Development Fund.

Before we make a decision on this extension we would like to have a period of community consultation that will last for seven days. Please leave feedback in the comments or, if you prefer, email your comments to makoto at perlfoundation.org.

TPF Board has received a new grant application as below.

Before we vote on this proposal, we would like to get feedback from the Perl community. Please leave feedback in the comments or, if you prefer, email your comments to makoto at perlfoundation.org.

Perl 6 Travel Grant

  • Name: brian d foy
  • Amount Requested: $2,500

Synopsis

I'm passing through Europe in June and can extend my trip on either side to visit Perl mongers groups. I'm applying for a travel grant to prepare and present Perl 6 talks to Amsterdam.pm and London.pm. I'm also trying to arrange a talk with Paris.pm. I'll also give these talks to NY.pm.

Benefits to the Perl Community

Presentations allow me to test material for the book, get people excited about the langauge, give Perl 6 some buzz, and provide feedback to the Perl 6 core team about rough spots in the language.

Deliverables

  • Present to Amsterdam.pm on June 8
  • Present to London.pm on June 29
  • Post slides to Slideshare
  • Write articles based on talks for Perltricks.com
  • Present same talks to NY.pm on later dates
  • Various social media promotions

Bio

I'm brian d foy, the author or co-author of many of the existing Perl 5 books from O'Reilly Media, including Learning Perl, (Editions 4 to 7), Intermediate Perl (Editions 1 and 2), Mastering Perl (Editions 1 and 2), and Programming Perl (4th Edition). I'm working on Learning Perl 6. I've given well-received talks all over the world,

Perl 6 IO Grant: February 2017 Report

Oetiker+Partner have donated 5,000 Swiss Francs to the Perl 6 grant fund.

2015 is turning into a signature year for the development and advancement of Perl 6. Earlier in the year Larry Wall announced that the Perl 6 team were working towards the 'official' Perl 6 Development Release and that they intended to have this ready by Christmas 2015.

An important part of this is the grant for Jonathan Worthington to work on Key Implementation Tasks that will allow other contributors to progress at accelerated rates to achieve this goal. Jonathan has been working on Rakudo, MoarVM and Perl 6 for a number of years and is one of the leading Perl developers.

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Oetiker+Partner are a small business enterprise based in Olten, Switzerland specialising in software development and system administration. Like many companies in the pure technical and development world they rely on a Open Source Software stack for their tools and libraries. The core language they employ is Perl 5 but they are already looking to a future in which they can write and deploy in production stable Perl 6 code.

They are a progressive company who recognise that using tools is only one part of a thriving open ecosystem. Their belief is that a good company is a good representative in the software communities it works with:

Recognising the important role open source plays in all aspects of our work, we strive to be good members of the eco system by both publishing some of our own code as open source as well as supporting other open source projects like perl6 with monetary donations.

The news of the donation from Oetiker+Partner was met with delight from Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation:

This generous donation will provide Jonathan with more time to complete the valuable work he is doing with the Perl 6 grant. I am constantly surprised at the generosity and support from all levels of the perl community from all over the globe. Oetiker + Partner should be warmly thanked by all who care about the community and the continual evolution of our language and tools.

For more information about OETIKER+PARTNER AG visit: http://www.oetiker.ch

I am pleased to announce that Bart Wiegmans' recent Hague Grant Application, Advancing the MoarVM JIT has been successful.

I would like to thank everyone who provided feedback on this proposal.

I am pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising drive to raise money for Perl 6 development. Its immediate focus is the target of releasing a Perl 6 language specification along with a conforming implementation in 2015; beyond this, funds will be used to support maintenance and improvement of Perl 6 implementation.

The initial goal is to raise $25,000 to fund the work of Jonathan Worthington. Jonathan is a core developer of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the architect and lead developer of MoarVM.

The 2015 push for a first Perl 6 language specification (defined by a conformance test suite) and a conforming implementation was announced by Larry Wall at FOSDEM (February 2015). The Rakudo Perl compiler along with the Moar Virtual Machine have been selected as the focus for implementation effort.

We would not have been able to create this fund without the generous donation of 10,000 EUR pledged by WenZPerl.

WenZPerl BV is the Dutch open source consultancy company of Elizabeth Mattijsen and Wendy van Dijk, specialised in Perl programming and development. WenZPerl has years of expertise in the development of (toolkits for development) interactive programs and websites. Further experience includes project management, HRM, and marketing. WenZPerl is a proud supporter of open source and in particular a regular sponsor of Perl conferences, workshops and hackathons.

If you are interested in supporting the Perl 6 Core Development Fund please contact karen (at) perlfoundation.org.

YAPC::NA::2015 Hackathons Announced

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The Perl Foundation is excited to announce three hackathons that will be running sequentially with YAPC::NA 2015 in Salt Lake City this June. These events include a Perl 6 hackathon with Perl creator Larry Wall to be held on June 11th.

The cost to attend these three hackathons is included in all YAPC::NA 2015 passes, but we do encourage you to RSVP online so we know how many to expect. Putting on these events is not cheap! Along with being able to attend each hackathon, we will also be providing rooms, wi-fi, and snacks throughout the day. So we would appreciate your help! To help cover these costs, we have a suggested donation of $50 per day, which you can make during your online registration.

Each hackathon listed will run from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. We will provide snacks and drinks, but you will be on your own for lunch.

This year's hackathons will be:

Sunday, June 7th 2015: Pull request hackathon

Come join your fellow Perl developers for a day of bug squashing and developing as you participate in the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge. Or, bring your own pet project and just enjoy a day of hacking amongst your like-minded peers.

Thursday, June 11th 2015: Perl 6 hackathon with Larry Wall

Come spend an entire day working on the next generation of Perl. There's no better way to learn it than to do it! Perl creator, Larry Wall will be on hand throughout the day.

Friday, June 12th 2015: Hardware hackathon

Get up to your armpits in Arduino! Bring your own toys or come check out some of ours. It's time to get creative and see what you can make.

We look forward to seeing you! Please take a moment to register on the YAPC site: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/purchase

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