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  • Nominate heroes for the 2024 White Camel Awards Wed, 21-Feb-2024 by Makoto Nozaki

    We are seeking nominations for the 2024 White Camel Awards, which honor remarkable non-technical contributions in the Perl community. The Board will consider all nominations and will seek input both from the Advisory Board and the Perl Steering Council. To nominate an individual, kindly complete the form at https://forms.gle/xQczcsRkguvaBDBn8. In light of our community’s growing diversity, we kindly ask that the rationale for each nomination be articulated in a manner

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): November - December 2023 Tue, 20-Feb-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during November-December 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. As well as "unwrapping" a few more ops, I also took the opportunity to introduce some basic optimisations to get the speed of a PERL_RC_STACK perl interpreter build back closer to a vanilla build. On my most

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  • TPRF 2024 Call For Papers is now open! Thu, 15-Feb-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    TPRC 2024 is being held in Las Vegas, NV from June 24-28 2024. You can submit your talk Ideas for TPRC 2024 at https://tprc.us/talks Talk submission deadline is April 5th, Midnight UTC. Talks must be given live and in-person. If you are looking for any talk ideas, try out the conference wiki. New this year, we are accepting submissions for a peer reviewed Science track. Those talks should be submitted

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  • TONYC Grant Report November 2023 Tue, 13-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    Tony Cook has submitted a report of his activity maintaining Core Perl

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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for January 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    PEVANS Core Developement It is difficult to narrow down the depth of PEVANS activity in the Perl Core. Continuing to modernise the Core is vital for the longevity of Perl and introduction of modern paradigms. To do this without breaking Perl is an extra challenge. FOSDEM provided such an opportunty to review what the Paul and the PSC has been upto, and may allow some insight of the builtin excitement

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  • Perl Grants: Call for applications Jan 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    The Perl and Raku Foundation fosters continued development and use of Perl and Raku. As an open source programming language with a largely open source minded community, contributions to Perl and Raku are rarely rewarded. One of the many activities of The Perl and Raku Foundationhas been to reward these activities through Grants. There are as many ideas as there are people reading this post, indeed it is likely that

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  • Grant Application: Raku Ecosystem Tue, 23-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    A new Grant application for Raku. Tony O'Dell is proposing a project to develop a Raku Ecosystem written in Raku. This gets rid of a dependency on other languages and proprietary code to create a more sustainable environment. Tony has a number of Raku projects including the very important Fez, niner, vrurg, andugexe

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  • 2024 Letter from the President Fri, 19-Jan-2024 by Amber Krawczyk

    Following a year of accelerating change in the Open Source and wider digital ecosystems, the Foundation continues to develop and build momentum. We have continued the monthly community meetings and are pleased to see new faces throughout. 2023 saw the publication of the second TPRF prospectus. This provides a valuable tool to share the aims and activities of the Foundation. The 2024 prospectus is in development and will be published

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  • Grant Application: 2024 Perl Hackathon Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sun, 14-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed
    in: GrantsHackathonsMeetings

    We have received a Grant Application from Narcisse Mbunzama from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a track record in AI and Digital Security. He has previously applied for grants. The grant applied for relates to a planned hackathon; although the timeline for funding looks tight, for the purposes of this appication may be ignored; the dates are flexible. Personally I do find that the Open Source Community benefits

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  • PEVANS Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Dec-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Grant report: This is the first report of Paul Evans' successful grant award. He continues his contributions to the Perl Core. His work is diverse and related to activities out of sight of much of the community. Currently we attribute much of the work of integrating a robust Perlish OOP Paradigm into the Core to Paul, but as member of the Perl Steering Council he has his hands on many

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  • White Camel Award for 2023 Mon, 18-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Delightful tidings dance upon the air as we unveil R Geoffrey Avery as the distinguished recipient of the coveted White Camel Award for the year 2023. Geoffrey’s contributions to the Perl and Raku communities, especially volunteering for conferences and other TPRF activities, has earned him this coveted honor. Within the vibrant tapestry of Perl and Raku conferences, Geoffrey has gonged hundreds of lightning talks at over fifty conferences on two

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  • Bruce Gray Candidacy for Board Membership Tue, 05-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    We would like to present Bruce Gray as a candidate to join the Board. The board will vote on Bruce's appointment at the board meeting 15th of December, 2023. Below are Bruce's responses to the application questions. Bio: I am Bruce Gray I reside in Alabama near Auburn University, with my wife of 22 years, and close to my stepson and my four school-aged grandchildren. I work as a business

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  • Ruth Holloway Candidacy for Board Membership Tue, 05-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    We would like to present Ruth Holloway as a candidate to join the Board. The board will vote on Ruth's appointment at the board meeting 15th of December, 2023. Below are Ruth's responses to the application questions. Bio: I have been a software developer and system administrator for nearly forty years, starting my first paid gig before I was even out of high school, in 1985. I started using Perl

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/10/02 Monday 0.22 #21523 comment 1.87 security issue #142 work on a fix 0.83 security issue #142 work on a fix 2.92 2023/10/03 Tuesday 2.02 security issue #142 work on a fix, push and PR 1.18 #21535 review, testing, comment, start another test build/run 3.20 2023/10/05 Thursday 0.48 github notifications 1.17 #21529 review and several comments 0.22

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): September - October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during September-October 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. In particular, I have been concentrating on "unwrapping" common ops to reduce any slowdown on PERL_RC_STACK builds. In fact most of the last two months has been spent on unwrapping and then optimising just a single op,

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  • Raku Advent Calendar 2023 is Live! Fri, 01-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Raku Advent Calendar

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  • Perl Advent Calendar is Live! Fri, 01-Dec-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    https://perladvent.org/2023/2023-12-01.html

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  • Perl Grants October 2023 Results, and New Call for Grant Applications Sun, 26-Nov-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    The delayed report of the latest round of voting are published. Projects reviewed are the the Perl GPT project and a Core Development Grant applied for by Paul Evans to develop, amongst other things, the object model to go into core Perl. Along with this is the opening of the December Round of Grant Applications

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  • Invitation to YAPC::Hiroshima 2024 in Japan Mon, 20-Nov-2023 by Makoto Nozaki

    Get ready for an unforgettable experience at one of the biggest Perl events in the world YAPC::Hiroshima, organized by the Japan Perl Association. Event details Date: February 9-11, 2024 Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima Website: https://yapcjapan.org/2024hiroshima/ Why attend YAPC::HIroshima 2024? Knowledge Exchange: Immerse yourself in Perl and non-Perl topics through three informative tracks of talks. They are expecting 300-400 attendees Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow Perl enthusiasts and developers Keynotes

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  • Fosdem mini grants Fri, 17-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    One of the goals TPRF would like to achieve, now that conferences are becoming increasingly available in person, is to spread awareness of current Perl and Raku projects. In support of this goal, TPRF will be issuing a limited number of mini grants of up to $300 to participants interested in holding Perl/Raku based talks in TPRF's FOSDEM 2024 dev room. In addition, TPRF will have a 2 day stand

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  • FOSDEM 2024, call for participation Tue, 14-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl and Raku Foundation is thrilled to announce that the FOSDEM organising team has accepted our proposal to set up a DevRoom on Saturday, February 3rd 2024. It has been quite a few years since the last Perl DevRoom at FOSDEM. Historically, they have always been well attended and packed. Time for an Update Since last time, a lot has happened, and TPRF is excited to help create this

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) September 2023 Thu, 02-Nov-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/09/04 Monday 0.13 github notifications 0.40 #21421 fix some noise from G_USEHINTS tests 1.03 #21419 thinking, comment 1.55 #21449 review and approve 1.02 look into AIX smoke failures, find at least one problem, fix it, push for CI 4.13 2023/09/05 Tuesday 0.38 email George Greer about mingw smoke failures 1.75 look into fedora smoke failure, reproduce, just #20812

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  • Science Track Interest Survey Wed, 01-Nov-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Greetings Perl People! There is a strong official consideration by The Perl and Raku Foundation of including a new kind of track to the 2024 Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas. Survey URL: https://forms.gle/DDPWsNqEsZW8AyWX7 The track would target academic and industrial STEM applications, and emulate in some way traditional science conference tracks; meaning the talks would be based on paper and poster submissions. If this came to pass, the

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  • Grant Application (P Evans) Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    A grant application from Paul Evans has just managed to be squeezed in into this round. Paul needs no introduction; he is one of the few people who speaks XS like a native, and has long been a valuable contributor to the Perl Core, as well as a lot of other interesting ancilliary projects. Also into animatronics, he has many modules dedicated to interacting with electronic interfaces. This application targets

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) August 2023 Fri, 22-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/08/01 Tuesday 0.20 look at new coverity hits, briefly discuss with khw 0.27 github notifications 0.87 #21306 review and briefly comment 0.05 #21084 check latest CI results, apply to blead 0.13 #21296 test blead with the fix, close this PR 0.28 coverity look at older hits, one harmless, another false positive 0.18 #21181 apply to blead, perldelta 0.42 #21212

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  • PerlGPT Large Language Model, Phase 1 Wed, 20-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    A new grant application from John Napiorkowski and Robert Grimes, this time targeting the development of a large language model trained specifically to develop Perl Code. These veteran coders suggest that using natural language to generate Perl code may potentially allow one to rapidly generate new APIs and applications, or at least give a skeleton to flesh out into a more elaborate tool.

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  • The Perl and Koha Conference Thu, 14-Sep-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The first ever Perl and Koha conference was held in Helsinki, Finland this year. It featured three main days of Perl and Koha presentations and two days of workshops. Workshops included a Perl training session, a masterclass for new Koha developers, Koha improvement initiatives, discussions on the future of Perl as a language, and more. Koha is the first free open source software library automation package. In use worldwide its

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June - August 2023 Thu, 14-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June-August 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I fixed a performance regression bug related to my 'multiconcat' optimisation work from about 5 years ago. Other than that, I restarted my work on my "make stack reference counted" branch, got it into a working state, and merged it into blead. See below for a detailed explanation. SUMMARY:

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) July 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/07/03 Monday 0.92 #21181 fixes, testing, re-push and push to smoke-me 0.50 #21180 fixes, testing, push for re-CI 1.52 apply one of my PRs, look into unexpected mingw64 failure on another PR 2.94 2023/07/04 Tuesday 0.42 #21120 apply to blead, perldelta update, add to maint votes 0.65 #21132, #21095 apply to blead, perldelta #21202 comment 0.08 #21118, #21060 apply

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) June 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/06/01 Thursday 1.52 #21129 research, testing, comment 1.52 2023/06/05 Monday 2.65 #21073 look at porting C++ test, EU:CB issue 1.02 #21135 research and comment 0.17 #21139 review and comment briefly 0.18 #21095 consider other C++ non-features to add 1.37 #21129 research and long comment 5.39 2023/06/06 Tuesday 0.20 #21135 more research 1.40 #21131 look at making PerlIOStdio not

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) May 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/05/01 Monday 0.40 github notifications 0.27 #21051 check it matches the commits in blead and close 0.45 #21061 review and approve 0.22 #21053 review, comment and approve 0.07 #21042 comment 0.12 #21063 review and approve, comment 0.52 #21044 write test and create reversion branch, push for CI 0.82 #17398 resolve inf/nan, work on XS 0.07 #21044 review CI results

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) April 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/04/03 Monday 0.70 github notifications 0.17 #20811 review CI results, undraft, ask khw to try it out 1.08 work on in name revert 1.95 2023/04/04 Tuesday 1.70 review coverity scan reported issues, open #21005 0.93 #20999 try to reproduce, comment 0.15 #20982 review and approve 0.92 work on in name feature 3.70 2023/04/05 Wednesday 1.07 #20999 reproduce, fixes

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) March 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/03/01 Wednesday 0.63 #20849 better commit subject, bump versions, testing, apply to blead 1.75 #20811 debugging config.sh generation 1.60 #20811 more debug nmake config.sh generation work on it for GNUmakefile, update output timestamp to match sources 3.98 2023/03/02 Thursday 1.00 #20874 review discussion, review some of the related PRs with some comments 0.12 #20873 review and approve

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) February 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/02/01 Wednesday 0.13 github notifications 2.25 #20742 work on tests, find a related issue, work on fix, testing 0.28 #20742 review test results, commits, push for CI 0.35 #20756 review and approve 0.68 feature bundle re-work: debugging mismatch of feature bits to hash 3.69 2023/02/02 Thursday 0.08 github notifications 0.13 #20759 comment 0.07 #20742 review CI results,

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) January 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/01/03 Tuesday 0.08 github notifications 1.40 #20599 review, comments 1.02 #20637 review and comments 0.07 #20621 review and approve 0.40 #20647 review discussion, start to look over code 2.97 2023/01/04 Wednesday 0.30 #20599 follow-up 0.07 #20637 look over discussion 0.47 rfc #32 review and review discussion 0.15 #20667 review and approve 1.35 #20647 more look over code,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): April - May 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during April and May 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. The last two months have been a bit light on the perl maintenance front. I did a couple of fixups to Deparse.pm and updated Porting/deparse-skips.txt so that cd t; ./TEST -deparse passes again. SUMMARY: 0:35 disable leaking class test 5:02 fixup deparsing tests 8:26 process p5p

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): March 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during March 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued work on making the stack reference counted. Since the basic code is working I concentrated more at looking at distributions which were reported to fail on a perl built with PERL_RC_STACK. SUMMARY: 4:49 BBC: Blead breaks RCLAMP/Devel-LeakTrace-0.06.tar.gz and code TOTAL: 42:27

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): January - February 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during Jan and Feb 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued work on making the stack reference counted. I have now reached a point where, on a perl built with the non-default PERL_RC_STACK define, perl uses a reference-counted stack, and all tests pass distributions>. None of those distributions required any changes to work in the

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  • Perl Core Maintenance Grant Extension request Tue, 25-Jul-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Tony Cooks work in maintaining Perl core continues, including reviewing issues, reproducing faults and applying patches to fix the core continue

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  • Grant Application: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl, Phase 2 Sun, 23-Jul-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    A new Grant Proposal to make Tensor flow accessible to Perl Developers, and bring feature parity with AL in other languages such as Java and Python,

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  • Announcing the 2022 White Camel Award recipient Tue, 11-Jul-2023 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Awards

    We are pleased to announce Mohammad Sajid Anwar as the White Camel Award 2022 recipient. Mohammad runs the Perl weekly challenge, a coding competition where a group of Perl enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, come together and solve 2 tasks every week. So far the challenge has attracted more than 300 unique participants. Furthermore, Mohammad is one of two active editors of the Perl Weekly Newsletter where he discusses topics

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  • Outreachy 2023 - Monalika working on the Open Food Facts project Tue, 11-Jul-2023 by Stéphane Gigandet
    in: Outreachy

    The Perl Foundation is taking part again this year in the Outreachy program which encourages the participation of underrepresented groups in open source. The foundation is funding one intern, Monalika Patnaik, who will be working on the Open Food Facts project. Monalika’s introduction in her own words: Hi, I'm Monalika Patnaik, a sophomore pursuing Computer Science Engineering from India. Open-Source is my first love and my passion lies mostly in

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  • Hello (TPRF) World! Thu, 01-Jun-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Check out our new newsletter! It's packed full of updates and conference information! Hello World 1.pdf Don't want to click that? Here's the text version of the info: **Hello World! Welcome to the first installment of the TPRF Newsletter. Time for another TPRC 2023 update! A reminder to all folks traveling from outside Canada to attend TPRC 2023, go ahead and check that you have your passport! You're going to

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  • Time for another TPRC 2023 update! Thu, 18-May-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    A reminder to all folks travelling from outside Canada to attend TPRC 2023, go ahead and check that you have your passport! You're going to have to show that off to the folks at the border. Dave Rolsky's course on Go is now available on Eventbrite. The cost of the course is $125USD, and it's taking place at the Doubletree Hilton on Friday July 14, right after the TPRC 2023

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  • 2023 TRPC Hackathon Tue, 16-May-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl and Raku Conference for 2023 will again feature a Hackathon Room. On July 10th, the Marketing Committee plans to coordinate activities for projects that have a broad impact on Perl. We hope to involve 2-3 high impact projects and any number of smaller projects. The committee will provide logistical and non-coding support for projects that want it. We want to help by: matching people to projects and projects

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  • Call for Grant Applications May 2023 Sat, 13-May-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Call for Grants Applications - May 2023

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  • Dave M Booster Grant Report Thu, 11-May-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Dave Mitchell has been powering through the Core Maintenance Tasks. Summary of work part way through his current grant

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  • Grant Application-PerlGPT Wed, 26-Apr-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Grant application for an AI that speaks in Perl

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  • Grant Application to Develop a Modern IDE for Perl 5 Wed, 26-Apr-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Grant Applcation from Ganesan Arjuna Maharaja to hep develope a "Modern IDE for Perl 5"

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  • TPRC Paper Call Extended! Mon, 03-Apr-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Alex Beamish, our TPRC 2023 event coordinator, visited the Doubletree last week for a reception, and got a chance to talk with Daria and Tumer, who will be our hosts in July. The reception featured a variety of food, and it was all delicious. We're a few papers short for the conference, so the **Call For Papers has been re-opened briefly get those papers in by Friday, April 7 at

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  • Now Accepting: TPRC Proposals for 2024 Wed, 22-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    It’s time to plan TPRC 2024. If you are interested in organizing the event in your city, please submit a proposal by April 28th. Please view the information, along with a sample RFP you can send to possible vendors here. When ready to submit your proposal, please use the same form. If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@perlfoundation.org

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  • Report on Volunteerism in the Perl Community Tue, 21-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    This report is a collaboration between Dr. Ann Barcomb's research lab and TPRF. The research was primarily conducted by Aadharsh Hariharan. The goal of this research project is to analyse the current existing volunteering scenario within these communities and create techniques that will help in better management of volunteers. The Perl community is ideal for this research project as there is no single large corporate entity behind the communities. Please

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  • Community Input Requested - Future of TPRF website(s) Mon, 20-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    TPRF is looking for community input on the future of the TPRF website We are asking for community members to submit proposals for the Perl/Raku website The proposals would ideally address the following: Should there be separate websites for Perl and Raku, with a single set of main content that will be on both pages, or should TPRF continue to operate with one website, but feature separate sites for language

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  • Deadline for TPRC Fri, 17-Mar-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl Raku Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive technical Conference that celebrates the Perl and Raku programming languages. The beauty of the conference is that it remains accessible to everyone regardless of experience, yet it is still valuable to the most skilled programmers. The Perl Raku Conference 2023 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 11-13, 2023. The deadline to submit your talks is coming up quickly! Please

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  • TPRC 2023 March Newsletter Wed, 01-Mar-2023 by Todd Rinaldo

    The Perl and Raku Conference 2023 in Toronto, Canada July 11-13, 2023 is open! Sign up for talks. Book your ticket and hotel.

    The Perl Foundation is delighted to announce that the annual North American Perl and Raku Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada on July 11 to 13, 2023. The venue will be the DoubleTree (a Hilton Hotels property), located at 108 Chestnut St in downtown Toronto. That's directly North from Toronto's city hall, close to public transit and one of the country's biggest malls, the Toronto Eaton Centre.

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  • FOSDEM 2023 Wed, 22-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl Raku Foundation would like to thank all of our community volunteers that helped run the TPRF stand at FOSDEM this year. The stand was successful in spreading interest in the Perl and Raku languages and promoting involvement in our communities. A special thank you to Theo van Hoesel for providing these photos.

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  • Outreachy: Looking for Perl/Raku project mentors Sat, 18-Feb-2023 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    As same as the past years, we are looking to participate in Outreachy May to August internships again this year. At this stage we are looking for mentors and project ideas from the Perl and Raku community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please read the Mentor description and contact me at makoto@perlfoundation.org. Note that mentors are expected to spend 5-10 hours per week during the program period.

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  • Perl and Raku Merchandise Wed, 15-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    Freewear now has Perl and Raku merch. A donation to TPRF is made for each sale. Please everyone share it out via your favorite channels. https://www.freewear.org/PerlandRaku

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  • Project Report "Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl" Sun, 12-Feb-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    Project completion of an API that brings the Tensor Flow API by Google to Perl

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) December 2022 Mon, 06-Feb-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/12/01 Thursday 0.83 github notifications 0.08 #20564 review and approve 1.87 ceil/floor overloading debugging, solve one issue, try to do the next 2.65 ceil/floor overloading debugging 5.43 2022/12/05 Monday 0.40 github notifications 0.22 #20566 review and approve 0.35 #20581 review and comment 0.55 #20575 review and comments 0.63 #20580 testing, review code and comment 0.28 #20583

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  • A note from our president Sat, 04-Feb-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Perl/Raku communities rely heavily on volunteer work. It is sad to know that hate speech has been directed at members of the Perl/Raku community recently. Of course there are differences in our backgrounds, beliefs and experiences and we must build on these, be curious and learn about each other. Aggressive, hostile and violent behaviour is never an appropriate way to relate to others and it is disappointing that such

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  • Call for Grant Proposals: January 2023 Round Fri, 20-Jan-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 January 29th, 2023, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through February 4th, and we

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  • Retirement Announcement - Dave Rolsky Fri, 20-Jan-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    After several years of service to The Perl/Raku Foundation, Dave Rolsky is retiring. The board thanks Dave for all of his work, he will be missed.

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  • Fosdem mini grants Wed, 11-Jan-2023 by Amber Krawczyk

    One of the goals TPRF would like to achieve, now that conferences are becoming increasingly available in person, is to spread awareness of current Perl and Raku projects. In support of this goal, TPRF will be issuing a limited number of mini grants of up to $300 to participants interested in holding Perl/Raku based talks in FOSDEM 2023 dev rooms. TPRF has made an intentional decision to not apply for

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): December 2022 Wed, 04-Jan-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during December covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. This month I continued work on making the stack reference counted. A couple of weeks ago I reached a major milestone: the point where I actually enabled reference-counting of SVs on the stack for the first time. Since then I have reached the point where the perl build actually completes

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  • Marketing Committee Achievements in 2022 Tue, 27-Dec-2022 by Amber Krawczyk
    in: Marketing

    Looking back over 2022 the Marketing Committee presents our accomplishments to the Board and the Communities we serve. Our sincere and abundant thanks to all those who have volunteered their time to deliver these outcomes. Created the Prospectus for 2022 Arranged to have 2 Perl related articles published in the Linux Format magazine Launched The Perl store offering Official Perl merchandise with profits going to the Perl Fund Organized and

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  • FOSDEM Call for Volunteers! Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by Amber Krawczyk

    FOSDEM 2023 is in person on February 4th and 5th and TPRF is seeking volunteers to help run the The Perl/Raku Foundation stand. We are looking for people that can share information about Perl/Raku and hand out TPRF provided materials. We will be having a meeting on December 30th at 2pm UTC for interested volunteers! Join the Zoom Meeting with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86116979877?pwd=a3lWalNVelNTbWFqdUNSOHJ5V1FhQT09 Meeting ID: 861 1697 9877

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) November 2022 Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/11/01 Tuesday 0.97 github notifications 2.70 #20457 review, testing, research, comments 0.38 #20446 look over latest push, discussion in private on irc with dmq 4.05 2022/11/02 Wednesday 0.38 review list discussion 0.30 #20271 apply to blead, perldelta 0.47 #20469 review and approve 0.78 #20411 review CI results, minor clean up, make PR 20473, comment 1.17 #19964 review

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): November 2022 Fri, 16-Dec-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during November covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. This month I restarted work in earnest on making the stack reference counted. I have reached the point where: Around 250 PP functions have been wrapped this means that the original functions will continue to work in the new regime, albeit more slowly. Each wrapped function can later be individually

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  • Raku Advent Calendar submission deadline approaching! Thu, 24-Nov-2022 by Amber Krawczyk

    The Christmas season is almost here, and that means a fresh batch of Raku Advent Calendar posts. Every year since 2009, the Raku community has hosted an annual Advent event, in the spirit of Perl and other projects, consisting of daily articles starting on the 1st of December and ending on the 25th. The Raku community has had so many great posts and, hopefully, this year will live up to

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) October 2022 Wed, 23-Nov-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/10/01 Saturday 0.12 github notifications 0.22 #20355 comment 0.13 #20362 ask for more info 0.47 2022/10/03 Monday 1.05 #20207 LogFile::Read, Nagios::Cmd patches 0.23 #20207 Log::Procmail patch 0.05 #20346 Text::PerlPP look at test report and comment 1.33 2022/10/06 Thursday 0.07 github notifications 0.67 #20355 long comment 1.03 #20362 review new info, research and comment 0.80 #20026 research

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  • TPRF to support FOSDEM Participation Fri, 04-Nov-2022 by Amber Krawczyk

    One of the goals TPRF would like to achieve, now that conferences are becoming increasingly available in person, is to spread awareness of current Perl and Raku projects. In support of this goal, TPRF will be issuing a limited number of mini grants of up to $300 to participants interested in holding Perl/Raku based talks in FOSDEM 2023 dev rooms. To apply for a mini grant please send a completed

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) September 2022 Tue, 01-Nov-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/09/01 Thursday 1.60 #20204 write up some tests, start on implementation 2.43 #20204 more work on implementation 4.03 2022/09/05 Monday 0.47 github notifications 0.55 #20143 research, comment 0.55 #17831 follow-up 0.50 #20207 review discussion, comment 1.72 #20204 more work on implementation 3.79 2022/09/06 Tuesday 0.15 review Coverity scan results and ask khw about it 0.40 github notifications

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  • November Announcements from the Board - UPDATED Wed, 26-Oct-2022 by Amber Krawczyk

    Yet Another Society operates as a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the advancement of the Perl and Raku programming languages. One way Yet Another Society supports Perl and Raku is through grants. Yet Another Society has had donations given specifically for both languages. As such, it is important to recognize the relationship the foundation has with not just Perl, but also Raku. This is why, following a vote from the board,

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  • Board Updates October 2022 Mon, 17-Oct-2022 by Amber Krawczyk

    Welcome Following nomination in July, 2022, The Perl Foundation is pleased to welcome Todd Rinaldo to the board. Todd has worked with the board for many years as a conference organizer, with the Grants Committee, and in other capacities. He is also a contributor to CPAN and Perl 5 Porters. During his board nomination interview, Todd expressed an interest in offering assistance in the Foundation's mission to help the community,

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  • Nominate heroes for the 2022 White Camel Awards Mon, 03-Oct-2022 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Awards

    We're looking for nominations for the 2022 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in the Perl community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. The Board will consider all nominations and will solicit feedback from the Advisory Board and the Perl Steering Council. To nominate someone, you can respond here with a name and your reasoning. As our community has

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  • Take part in Hacktoberfest - register between 26 September and 31 October Mon, 26-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    Support perl during October's Hacktoberfest. Running for the last nine years, this annual event is contributed to by thousands of coders and non coders world wide. However small or large, your input will make a difference. Take a look at the Hacktoberfest website and get involved. You can also read about it on the Perl Blogs site.

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  • Perl documentation audit project featured at conference Sat, 24-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    Khawar Latif presented the findings of his Google Season of Docs perl documentation audit at the IEEE ProComm 2022 and the conference paper, Documentation in Open-Source Organizations: Content Audit and Gap Analysis for Perl, is now published at IEEExplore. Khawar said: “Thanks to Jason McIntosh, Makoto Nozaki and Dan Book for their support, and everyone who helped with the project. I hope this helps Perl and Open Source organizations in

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  • TPF launches merch store Fri, 23-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    TPF has launched an online store with Perl merchandise celebrating the Perl 5.36 release. The marketing committee plan to do a custom celebratory collection for each release of Perl with revenue from each sale going to TPF's Perl fund. The store includes long- and short-sleeved t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and stickers all featuring a new Raptor image for the 5.36 release. Please share the link via your socials! https://the-perl-store.creator-spring.com/

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  • Thank you Japan Perl Association Thu, 22-Sep-2022 by Nic Evans

    Japan Perl Association came up with an innovative idea to raise money for The Perl Foundation from their annual event, YAPC::Japan. To promote the online 2022 YAPC::Japan conference, the organizers chose to donate to TPF 5 yen per tweet that included #yapcjapan, and 300 yen per blog. Contributors raised 15,630 yen What a great way to raise money and also to raise awareness of their event. We understand JPA is

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) August 2022 Wed, 21-Sep-2022 by alh

    Tony writes: 2022/08/01 Monday 0.17 #20005 review fixes 1.45 #19943 review, try to break and approve 0.72 #20008 review 1.17 #19964 work on ppport updates 3.51 2022/08/02 Tuesday 1.18 #19964 more ppport 1.33 #19964 more ppport 1.22 #19888 look at CI testing upstream blead modules on old perls 3.73 2022/08/03 Wednesday 2.52 #19888 more module CI testing 1.85

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  • Grant Proposals: September 2022 Wed, 14-Sep-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the September voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early November. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) July 2022 Wed, 07-Sep-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/07/04 Monday 0.70 github notifications 0.55 #19901 research and comment 0.20 #19854 research and comment 0.40 #19832 re-check and apply to blead 0.17 rfc #20 briefly comment 2.03 #19851/#19874 work on fixes 4.05 2022/07/05 Tuesday 1.17 #19854 review, testing, apply to blead 0.42 perldelta 1.77 #19851/#19874 more work on fixes, testing 3.36 2022/07/06 Wednesday 0.12 review

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  • Call for Grant Proposals: September 2022 Round Mon, 05-Sep-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 September 12th, 2022, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through September 19th, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): July 2022 Wed, 03-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during July covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. 3:57 BBC: TODDR/YAML-Syck-1.34.tar.gz 3:28 Format in fill-mode has inconsistent behaviour 4:58 Goto xsub forces scalar context 0:57 Returning undef returns a weird hash reference 0:37 Segmentation fault with use re 'eval' 0:20 fix build warning 39:28 make stack reference counted 6:11 process

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  • Grants: July 2022 Votes Mon, 01-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2022 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 3 YES votes 0 NO votes, 3 ABSTAIN We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin in July. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to help with funding and increase our budget, please visit

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  • Todd Rinaldo Nominated for Board Position Tue, 19-Jul-2022 by Dave Rolsky

    We would like to present Todd Rinaldo as a candidate to join the foundation Board. He has worked with the foundation for many years as a conference organizer and in other capacities. The board will vote on Todd's appointment at the board meeting scheduled for 19th August 2022. Below is Todd's application, answering the questions of why he wants to be a member of the board and what he would

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  • Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl (John Napiorkowski) Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name John Napiorkowski Amount Requested: The minimum budget for this project is $8,800 USD Synopsis This grant proposal is for the development of a Perl API to Google TensorFlow, a software library for machine learning and artificial intelligence TensorFlow is generally considered to be the most mature and well-supported ML/AI library, and will benefit the Perl community tremendously. Benefits to the Perl Community Most new software development projects tend to

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook): June 2022 Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2022/06/01 Wednesday 0.28 comment on Win32 p5p thread 0.60 #18882 review, comment briefly 1.17 review github notifications 1.40 #19668 fail to build perl get it built, reproduce, work on test 0.17 #19668 finish test, fix, start test run, push for CI 3.62 2022/06/02 Thursday 0.07 #19668 open PR 1.42 review coverity report 351943, diagnose, research, fix, testing, push change for CI, open PR #19807 0.77 cid

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  • TPRC 2022 SOC Report Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Todd Rinaldo

    As with past conferences, the TPRC 2022 conference had a Standards of Conduct document all attendees were required to agree to. We believe that it’s important to share the outcome of these policies so that people in our community know that we are enforcing them and what outcomes to expect from violations. This is an anonymized summary of the incidents reported to the SoC Committee and the committee’s response: A

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. SUMMARY: 0:47 improve docs for internal exception handling 1:46 look into disabling smartmatch/switch. 8:02 make stack reference counted 7:58 process p5p mailbox 18:33 TOTAL The most interesting thing I did was that near the end of the month I started work on "making the

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): May 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report for May on work done covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. The main things I did were to fix an obscure panic when an eval is the last statement in a regex code block, e.g. And, as a side-effect of working on that, I also improved the docs covering how perl handles exceptions internally. Other than that, I ended up

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  • Call for Grants: July 2022 Round Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 July 17th, 2022, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through July 24th, and we

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  • Volunteer rt.cpan.org Admins Needed Mon, 04-Jul-2022 by Dave Rolsky

    The rt.cpan.org RT instance is a valuable resource for the Perl community. But as with every system on the Internet that allows user input, it has a spam issue. While the automated filtering does catch some of it, some of it gets through, and we could use some volunteer help here. Volunteers will help delete spam tickets, disable spam accounts, check the spam filter, and generally help keep rt.cpan.org usable

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  • Do you want to support the Perl and Raku communities in a more strategic way? Sat, 18-Jun-2022 by Nic Evans

    Could you or someone you know be willing to invest a few days per month, offering skills and experience that would be useful to The Perl Foundation or Raku Foundation? Have you considered nominating yourself, or them, to join the Board? Potential Board members ideally will: want to get things done and add value be active in the open source community demonstrate professional and positive characteristics It would be great

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  • Calling All Grant Gurus! Fri, 17-Jun-2022 by Amber Krawczyk
    in: Grants

    We are in need of a volunteer to take over the Grants Committee Chair responsibilities ASAP. What does the Grants Committee Chair do? Grants Committee Chair Job Duties Open a grants call every two months to invite community members to apply for funding. Facilitate discussion of grants between the public,The Perl Foundation/Raku Foundation, and Grants Committee members. Tally and report voting outcome at the end of each grant call. Work

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  • Could you support future development of Perl and Raku? Wed, 15-Jun-2022 by Nic Evans

    Billions of people around the world rely on Perl and Raku in some way without even realising it. A new prospectus from The Perl Foundation highlights how you can contribute to its ongoing development, either financially, or through volunteering time. By doing so you can: Ensure Perl and Raku are sustainably maintained and developed Gain valuable education opportunities for your teams at conferences Engage in important networking opportunities and build

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  • Grant Update: Optree Optimisations for Performance Gains Thu, 09-Jun-2022 by alh
    in: Grants

    Work has started, though a roadblock has come up: https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2022/06/msg263847.html Paul has a few ideas to work around it. As some preliminary work, he wants to clean up op.c a bit and split the peephole optimiser out into its own file, per this thread: https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2021/12/msg262118.html There is now an MR for that here: https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/19835 Cheers, Matthew Horsfall

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  • TPRC June Newsletter Thu, 02-Jun-2022 by Todd Rinaldo
    • Plan your Stay
    • Stay Connected
    • Setup your Schedule
    • Call for Volunteers
    • Standards of Conduct
    • Sponsor
    • Lighting Talks
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  • Grants: May 2022 Votes Wed, 01-Jun-2022 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the May 2022 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 7 YES votes 0 NO votes, 0 ABSTAIN We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin in July. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to help with funding and increase our budget, please visit our donations page. We

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