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  • TPF response to Raku rename Tue, 29-Oct-2019 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    What's in a name? So this month, we recognise that 'Perl 6' was officially renamed 'Raku' following the blessing of Perl creator Larry Wall Unsurprisingly, this change has fostered further controversy in the community. The Perl 6 name has been used for almost 20 years and many community members have invested time, effort and emotional energy developing and advocating Perl 6. That makes this change hard. Equally, many community members

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  • Details of the new TPF blog site Thu, 03-Oct-2019 by Henry Van Styn

    Late this evening we flipped the switch which decommissioned the long-running MovableType-based TPF blog site, replacing it with a brand new system based on the much more modern, open-source and license free Rapi::Blog platform.

    In this article I'm going to breakdown the basics of what you need to know to get comfortable using the new system as painlessly as possible, where to go for support if you have questions or run into problems, how to fire up your own instance of the site, and finally, how to become a contributor

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  • New TPF Blog Site Now Live Thu, 03-Oct-2019 by Jim Brandt

    If you're reading this, you probably noticed that things look a little different. We're very happy to announce that the blog update I mentioned at TPC this year is now live. The new blog is an instance of an all perl blogging platform called Rapi::Blog, which is built on RapidApp. All of the older posts and comments have been imported and should be available. Speaking of those hundreds of existing

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  • Pete Krawczyk nominated for TPF Treasurer Wed, 18-Sep-2019 by Dan Wright

    Our nominee to join The Perl Foundation’s Board of Directors as Treasurer is Pete Krawczyk. Prior to making a final decision, our standard policy includes a public comment period. The community is invited to post public feedback or ask questions of Pete on this blog post. We will wait a minimum of two weeks prior to making a decision. If any member of the community would like to express concerns

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  • Stuart Mackintosh is new TPF President Fri, 30-Aug-2019 by Jim Brandt

    I'm very happy to report that following the nomination process, the board has elected Stuart Mackintosh as the new president of The Perl Foundation. Stuart will officially assume the role on September 1, 2019. Congratulations to Stuart and good luck in your new role!

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  • Board update to SoC incident Thu, 25-Jul-2019 by Dan Wright

    Dear Perl Community Last week, in a blog post, The Perl Foundation Board of Directors announced that it would be providing further analysis of a recent Standards of Conduct decision with the hopes of providing an update this week. After reaching out to various parties and receiving additional information, it is clear that this issue will not be resolved in a week. The Board will continue to work on this

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  • Board response to SoC incident. Thu, 18-Jul-2019 by Dan Wright

    Dear Perl Community: As reported in our blog post last week, the Board has been reviewing the details surrounding the decision to delist a conference video from The Perl Foundation's YouTube channel following a Standards of Conduct complaint. As part of this review, a special Board meeting was held on July 16th, 2019 to review the complaint and the process of how it was handled. The Board of Directors have

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  • Dave Rolsky Nomination for TPF Board Tue, 16-Oct-2018 by Jim Brandt

    Dave Rolsky is our next nominee to join the Perl Foundation board. Dave is well known in the Perl community, for his extensive contributions to CPAN and for his frequent conference talks and classes. If you'd like to know a little more, he conveniently posts his resume on-line on his website. Below is some additional information on how Dave feels he can contribute to the board: Why do you want

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  • Ricardo Signes Joins TPF Board Tue, 03-Apr-2018 by Jim Brandt

    I'm happy to announce that Ricardo Signes has become the newest member of the Perl Foundation board. His is the first board appointment following the new, more public, selection process we recently announced. Thanks to Rik for agreeing to be the first to use this process and to the community for the comments and feedback following his nomination. We look forward to Rik's continued contributions to the Perl community, now

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  • Public nomination/election process of TPF board members Tue, 27-Feb-2018 by Makoto Nozaki

    As communicated previously.... The Perl Foundation is a non-profit, 501 organization based in the United States. Currently its board of directors has six members and TPF will start annual nomination and election process of new members. Bringing new people to the board regularly, with some community input, will allow the organization to grow and increase its output. Here are the details: 1. Nomination A new member should be nominated by

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  • Unicode membership Tue, 22-Aug-2017 by Dan Wright

    I'm pleased to report that The Perl Foundation has renewed its associate level membership in the Unicode Consortium. This membership allows Perl core developers to be on the "inside track" when it comes to the future of Unicode standards. It also gives them access to documents and people that have made the development of Unicode support in Perl easier. The Perl Foundation is pleased to be able to make this

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  • Kurt DeMaagd Stepping Down from TPF Board Fri, 04-Aug-2017 by Jim Brandt

    After an amazing 17 years of serving The Perl Foundation in various roles, Kurt DeMaagd has stepped down from his board position. Kurt was one of the original founders of TPF in addition to being a founder of slashdot.org. As the original treasurer, Kurt set up all of the initial financial components of TPF, then known as Yet Another Society, and we have since distributed over $1 million in grant

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  • TPF Committee Updates Wed, 22-Mar-2017 by Jim Brandt

    We've been reviewing Perl Foundation committees over the last few months and I'm happy to report some new people have stepped into committee leadership roles. David Oswald is the new conferences committee chair. This position had gone vacant for a period as TPF Treasurer Dan Wright along with others took a more active role in planning for The Perl Conference. The board is happy to once again have someone in

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  • Makoto Nozaki Appointed Secretary Thu, 02-Mar-2017 by Jim Brandt

    The Perl Foundation is excited to announce that Makoto Nozaki, grants chair, has joined TPF board as secretary. He has served as grants chair since 2014 and has done a great job overseeing grants and providing funding for perl projects. In addition to supporting Makoto's TPF work, Two Sigma Investments, LP, Makoto's employer, has also provided donations to TPF for which we are very grateful. A focus for us this

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  • Grants Committee needs a new member Wed, 25-Jan-2017 by Makoto Nozaki

    The Perl Foundation's Grants Committee is looking for a new member. The new member will work at the committee in this large, high-profile nonprofit organization with other 13 members who include 4 White Camel Award recipients. The committee has presence in all the global regions and major Perl development threads. It's a volunteer position with no compensation. We would like to elect either one of 1> the Committee Secretary 2>

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  • TPF 2016Q4 Activity Report Tue, 27-Dec-2016 by Makoto Nozaki

    General White Camels Awards winners have been annouonced. TPF will take part in Outreachy. Conferences Perl Conference NA 2017 will be held June 18th through June 23rd in Alexandria, Virginia. Grants Updates Maintaining Perl 5: November August Maintaining Perl 5 Core: October September JavaScript Backend For Rakudo: October RPerl User Documentation: December October blogs.perl.org Rewrite: November Test2 Manual: November October Start Act Voyager:

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  • Grant Report : RPerl User Documentation #2 - June 2016 Tue, 12-Jul-2016 by Mark A Jensen

    Will Braswell provides this update: "RPerl v2.0 has been officially released, including the long-awaited automatic parallelization feature, which pushes us beyond the everyday speed of serial C++ to the bleeding-edge speed of parallel C++. Accordingly, the following Learning RPerl sections have been added or updated: Section 1.25.2: History Of RPerl Section 1.26: What's New In RPerl v2.0? APPENDIX A: EXERCISE ANSWERS B.8: Modes, Integer Type B.9: Modes, Number Type B.16:

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  • Grant Report : RPerl User Documentation #2 - May 2016 Tue, 07-Jun-2016 by Mark A Jensen

    Will Braswell continues his unrestricted production of R -Perl documentation: "May was yet another busy month for Learning RPerl, section 2.3.6 was huge so I split out all the command-line arguments into a new appendix B. We now have documentation for all of RPerl's 15 phases of operation, 27 command-line arguments, and approximately 200 RPerl-specific error messages, with even more coming soon! All of the following sections have now been

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  • YAPC::NA::2015 Closes Sold-Out Conference Fri, 26-Jun-2015 by TPF Conferences Staff

    As we close YAPC::NA in Salt Lake City, we want to thank everyone who attended, organized, and sponsored this year's conference. Without our community coming together in support, we wouldn't have such a great event! This year, YAPC sold-out at 340 attendees with a reported attendance of over 350. Specifically, The Perl Foundation would like to thank our local organizing team for all of their hard work. David Oswald and

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  • ZipRecruiter Supports The Perl Foundation and YAPC::NA as a Silver Sponsor Wed, 29-Apr-2015 by TPF Conferences Staff

    Earlier this month The Perl Foundation's Board Treasurer Dan Wright announced that ZipRecruiter has joined to support TPF and YAPC::NA as a Silver Sponsor. Not only will their sponsorship assist with YAPC::NA::2015 in Salt Lake City, but they will be supporting the efforts of The Perl Foundation year-round. "ZipRecruiter has used perl from our company's inception, and we've benefitted greatly from the language, CPAN and the perl community," said Will

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