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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): August 2020 Grant Report Mon, 07-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied

    62.23 hours total

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  • Raku Development Fund Sun, 06-Sep-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Raku Development Fund. Perl 6 Development Fund was launched in 2015 to support the development of the Perl 6 programming language. Since then, we have awarded more than USD 100,000. With the rename of the language, we will close the Perl 6 Development Fund and launch the Raku Development Fund. For these who would like to apply for grants, please take

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  • August report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 04-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: In August I did not perform any work on this grant. I exhausted the previously allocated funding during July, and further funding was allocated close to the end of August. The last part of August was already allocated to other work, however September has a good amount of time available for grant work.

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  • Marketing Strategy for the Next Two Years Tue, 01-Sep-2020 by mdk

    At the August monthly director’s meeting for the Perl Foundation, the marketing team presented a strategy for the next two years. This strategy is a broad look at where the team believes we should focus as the Foundation, the Foundation and community brands/products, move forwards. The strategy can be read, in its current form, in the attached document: The Next Two Years.pdf. It is a living document, by which we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): July 2020 Grant Report Mon, 24-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 37 tickets were reviewed.

    55.11 hours total

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  • Grants: July 2020 Votes Sun, 23-Aug-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2020 round. Two grants were submitted, one of them was approved. Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 8 YES Votes, 1 NO vote, 1 abstention There was a lot of excitement and support for this grant. Raku Ecosystem VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 4 YES votes, 5 NO votes, 1 abstention Voting on this grant was close.

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  • Grant Report for RakuAST 2020-08 by Jonathan Worthington Sat, 22-Aug-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Here is what Jonathan has to write about his RakuAST grant progress: Around half of the time that passed since my last RakuAST grant report was spent on vacation, and an amount of it after that dealing with the fact that going on vacation doesn't mean the rest of the world stops finding things for you to do. Anyway, finally, in the last week, I got back into working on

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  • Sponsorship Committee needs your help Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Nic Evans

    The TPF Sponsorship Committee is looking for support in contacting potential sponsors. We are working on a plan to create various materials to support our requests for sponsorship and to update the website content regarding donations. However, currently there are only two formal members of the committee who are able to contact potential sponsors. If you think you can help the committee please get in touch. Email sponsorship@perlfoundation.org

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  • July report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 18-Aug-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    As in May and June, in July I continued my work on the unified dispatcher mechanism. Unlike those rather productive months, July was vacation time, and thus I was away from my keyboard for much of it. I did, however, get some bits done.

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  • Outreachy internship successful completion Sat, 15-Aug-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that the Outreachy internship concluded successfully. As previously announced, The Perl Foundation accepted Areesha Tariq as an intern for this year’s internship to work on Open Food Facts. Stéphane Gigandet provided mentorship for her during the entire program. I would like to congratulate both for the successful program completion and express gratitude for their hard work. During the internship, Areesha completed the followings: Templatization of

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  • TPF Survey: Marketing and Branding Thu, 13-Aug-2020 by mdk
    in: Marketing

    The Perl Foundation is developing branding and marketing strategies for itself and the software projects and communities it serves. Completing this short survey will give valuable feedback to the marketing committee.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for July 2020 Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the July 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart J Mackintosh Dan Wright Dave Rolsky Curtis "Ovid" Poe Pete Krawczyk Ricardo Signes Makoto Nozaki Nic Evans Samantha McVey TPRC CAT debrief Structure CAT report that the CAT worked very well for TPRC The process was well defined. The training was effective and it helped the role play created confidence Future opportunity:

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  • Can you help TPF with community communication? Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Nic Evans

    Following the Conference in the Cloud, TPF Board is keen to continue the momentum of two-way communication with the community. During CIC we saw some great conversations with, and across, the community. There was enthusiasm, lots of engagement and feedback, and positive suggestions about the future of Perl and Raku. Our network is complex and at the moment everyone talks to everyone, it is disorganised, and there’s potential for great

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku Ecosystem Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Raku Ecosystem Name: tony o'dell Amount Requested: $12,000 Synopsis Redesign the raku/zef ecosystem to be robust and to make easier the distribution submission for the raku ecosystem. Benefits to the Raku Community Currently the process for maintaining the ecosystem in raku is either uploading to cpan, which comes with its own set of limitations as cpan was not designed to handle the way raku uses distributions The other way this

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  • Grant Proposal: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Title Establishing documentation standards for the Perl 7 era Synopsis I propose to build on my revisions to the open and perlopentut manual pages, generalizing my experience with that project into a set of guidelines for creating and updating Perl's documentation for the modern era and then proving these standards against a sample selection of current documentation. The advent of Perl 7 presents us with an opportunity to re-examine and

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): June 2020 Grant Report Thu, 30-Jul-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 31 tickets were reviewed.

    59.99 hours total

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  • Malicious Code Found in CPAN Package Module-AutoLoad Tue, 28-Jul-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Module-AutoLoad distribution has been found to contain malicious code in its test suite. Specifically, it attempts to load and execute Perl code from a remote server during the test suite. While initially this payload may not have been malicious, this is no longer the case. You can read the IRC discussion about this along with some summary details in an email from Ryan Voots to the modules@perl.org list. All

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (July 2020 Round) Fri, 24-Jul-2020 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 31st 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through August 7th, and we

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  • July 2020 grant report from Jonathan Worthington on RakuAST Thu, 23-Jul-2020 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan has been working hard on his RakuAST grant, and made some great progress. He'll be pausing development for roughly two weeks for some well-earned vacation. Anyway, here is the progress report, in his own words: Raku is not really one language, but a braid of languages: the main language, the regex language, and the quoting language. My work as of my previous report had focused heavily on the main

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  • July 2020 Grant Report for libuv by Paul Evans Mon, 20-Jul-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Work on the grant Implement Perl Binding for libuv by Paul "LeoNerd" Evans has started late, mostly due to my own fault in being very slow at communicating. Nevertheless, Paul got some work done. In his own words: Things I have completed: Joined github org for UV module Tidied up the existing mess of .h files Generally surveyed the code Fixed the implementation of the existing handle types in the

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #13 Sun, 19-Jul-2020 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    Timo has resumed work on the grant after the unexpected delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the changes to the instrumented profiler that in turn resulted in a drastic increase of profiler speed at: How would you like a 1000x speed increase.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for June 2020 Tue, 14-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the June 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart Mackintosh Dan Wright Makoto Nozaki Dave Rolsky Curtis Poe Ricardo Signes Nic Evans CAT training discussion Discussed a recent training conducted for CAT members and other TPF volunteers Team positively received session Especially procedure and practice Useful to have regular session,

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for April 2020 Tue, 14-Jul-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here are the minutes from the April 2020 meeting.

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  • June report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 10-Jul-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    My grant time in June was spent on the new unified dispatch mechanism; my May report provides some background on what that is, and this report will make more sense having read the May report first. In May, I reached the point of having a significant part of the new dispatch mechanism implemented, and had exercised it with some unit tests. However, these were all rather artificial. During June, I started applying it to rather more realistic problems.

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  • Record attendance for TPF conference Wed, 08-Jul-2020 by Nic Evans

    COVID-19 may have put a stop to The Perl Foundation’s physical conference, but it didn’t prevent almost 500 people coming together across the three-day Conference in the Cloud via Zoom. A total of 467 tickets of 500 were sold raising funds for The Perl Foundation. At its busiest single point in time, 263 people were live on Zoom with 157 watching on YouTube. Delegates from around the world, many of

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  • Grants: May 2020 Votes Sat, 04-Jul-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the May 2020 round. There was one proposal this round, which was not approved. Quarren CMS Voting results: Not approved: 2 YES votes with a score of 5 3 NO votes We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin the second week of July. You can submit proposals now. If you want to help with funding and

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  • Grant Extension Request: Raku Performance and Reliability Engineering (Jonathan Worthington) Sun, 28-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Raku Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 333 hours to this work.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): May 2020 Grant Report Sat, 27-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 41 tickets were reviewed.

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  • Perl 7 announced at Perl Conference in the Cloud Wed, 24-Jun-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The Perl programming language will take a strategic step forward with the planned release of Perl 7. This development, announced by Sawyer X at the Perl Conference in the Cloud, will enable usability enhancements as standard and disable antiquated behaviours. Perl 7 will make it easier to attract new developers and add quality-of-life improvements for existing developers while maintaining broad compatibility with existing codebases. This paves the way for future

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  • Newsletter 6 - TPRCiC 2020 Mon, 22-Jun-2020 by Dawn Wallis
    • Check your time zone for the schedule
    • How to attend - Hint! Check your email for a password to attend the Zoom session
    • Thank you Sponsors
    • Submit a Lightning Talk
    • Get your tickets
    • Order your conference gear
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  • June 2020 Grant Report for RakuAST by Jonathan Worthington Fri, 19-Jun-2020 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan writes the following as his first report for his RakuAST grant. Enjoy! It's been about a month since the approval of my RakuAST grant. This report covers the grant work performed since then. Under the RakuAST architecture, language elements are modeled by AST nodes, which can be thought of as document object model elements, where the document in question is a Raku program. Today, the overall organization of the

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  • May report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 16-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    In my April report I mentioned that I had performed an amount of design work for a new generalized dispatch mechanism in MoarVM. In May, I forged ahead with the implementation work on this - although in reality, that work isn't just churning out code, but also making lots of smaller design decisions along the way too.

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  • New TPF Grants Committee Member: Matthew Horsfall Mon, 15-Jun-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    On behalf of the TPF Grants Committee, I am pleased to announce that Matthew Horsfall has been elected to the committee. Matthew had been involved in the Perl community for almost ten years in a number of capacities, from helping to organize BOFs at YAPC in Asheville, to helping with the 2011 Google Summer of Code, to answering questions and helping to maintain the Perl IRC network. He's also participated

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for January to May 2020 Tue, 09-Jun-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. I've kind of collapsed on the perl front over least few months and haven't really done much. Hopefully things will improve. What little work I did do was mainly around fixing blocker and BBC tickets, and that was mostly in the

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  • Will Coleda retiring Sat, 06-Jun-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee recently brought on Jason Crome as our new Secretary, and he's already organizing and getting things done! During the process to search for a new Secretary, we also found a motivated individual who wasn't already on the committee, and the team is interested in bringing them on as a new voting member. But, during our membership drive in the past year, we filled all the open slots

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  • TPF Stands in Support of #BlackLivesMatter Sat, 06-Jun-2020 by Jason A. Crome

    The Perl Foundation's statement of support for Black Lives Matter.

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  • Grant Proposal: Quarren CMS Fri, 05-Jun-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Title Grant Proposal: Quarren CMS Synopsis Quarren is a nerdy, pragmatic, plugin-based CMS, written in Perl and Dancer2. Quarren implements a plugin system for themes templates, shortcodes, content-uploaders and renderers, comment systems, administrative tools, and searching. This allows for a wide variety of use-cases and possible configurations, and ensures that the system need not load tools that are not desired for a given site, keeping it lean, efficient, and easy-to-use.

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (May 2020 Round) Tue, 26-May-2020 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 June 4th, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through June 11th, and we will

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  • Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook) Wed, 20-May-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): April 2020 Grant Report Wed, 20-May-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 20 tickets were reviewed, and 1 patches were applied

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): March 2020 Grant Report Wed, 20-May-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 51 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were applied

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): February 2020 Grant Report Wed, 20-May-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 32 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied

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  • Newsletter 5 - TPRCiC 2020 Tue, 19-May-2020 by Todd Rinaldo

    The schedule is available. Submit a Lightning Talk. Volunteers needed. Do you want to host a virtual BoF? Introduction to Go virtual master class. Order your conference shirt.

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  • New Grants Committee Secretary Tue, 19-May-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    I am very happy to announce that the Grants Committee has voted on the selection of a new Secretary, and Jason Crome will be taking over from me effective immediately. Jason joined the GC last summer, and has been not only an active member, but he definitely has an interest in doing more to help the Perl and Raku communities. While the TPF Board must approve the GC's vote, I

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  • March 2020 Votes - Update Mon, 18-May-2020 by Coke

    Update on RakuAST The board has voted to approve the funding on this request and work will commence.

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  • April report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Wed, 13-May-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    April was a time for thinking, reflecting, and designing. The starting gun for this was fired in a post I wrote at the end of March, in which I reflected on the mechanisms that we've grown over the years to make various constructs decently fast.

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  • Outreachy Intern announced - Areesha working on Open Food Facts Tue, 12-May-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    I am pleased to announce we accepted an intern, Areesha Tariq, to this year’s Outreachy internship at Open Food Facts. Areesha will work with Stéphane Gigandet on a project to improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts until August 2020. Areesha is a Software Engineering student doing her bachelor’s from the National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. She is mostly focused on web

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  • Final Report - Revising Perl's open and perlopentut manual pages Thu, 07-May-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Jason McIntosh has completed work on the grant for revising Perl's open and perlopentut manual pages

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  • Grants: March 2020 Votes Mon, 04-May-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the March/April 2020 round. There was one proposal this round, which was approved. As the Grants Committee is operating without a budget at this time, we have sent the request to be funded to the Board. As soon as we have a decision from the Board, we will post a new blog entry and update this one. RakuAST **Voting results: Approved: 8

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  • Newsletter 4 - TPRCiC 2020 Tue, 28-Apr-2020 by Todd Rinaldo

    In this issue: Final Call Round 2 CFP Ends UTC May 02, 2020 00:01 Get your tickets registration is open About the Conference in the Cloud Volunteers needed How to Reach Us Last Call Call For Talks Our second and final round of talk submissions is ending on May 2 at 00:01 UTC. Check to see what that means in your timezone, for example, that’s May 1 at 8:01pm EDT.

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  • Grant Proposals March/April 2020 Sat, 18-Apr-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the March/April 2020 round. RakuAST Before the Committee members vote on any proposal, we like to solicit feedback from the Perl community. Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by April 24th, 2020. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced shortly thereafter.

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  • Grant Proposal: RakuAST Sat, 18-Apr-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    Project title RakuAST Project synopsis I recently presented a proposal for RakuAST an abstract syntax tree for the Raku language that will become part of the language specification. I have also released my work on it so far, which is in a branch in the Rakudo repository. So far, I've worked on it during spare moments. The purpose of this grant is to accelerate progress by enabling me to spend

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  • Newsletter - TPRCiC 2020 Fri, 17-Apr-2020 by Todd Rinaldo

    In this issue: Round 2 Call for Talks is open now! Due May 02, 2020 00:01 UTC About the Conference in the Cloud Cost, Timing, Platform Be part of it all Organizer spots open! Volunteers needed How to Reach Us Call for Talks DUE May 02, 2020 00:01 UTC Our second and final round of talk submissions ends May 2 at 00:01 UTC. Submit your new talk topics

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  • March report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Thu, 16-Apr-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    In the first week of March I attended the German Perl and Raku workshop. While I didn't do any grant work there, I did meet with some of the Raku core contributors, and had various useful discussions. Unfortunately, I also got a throat infection, which made the following week or so rather less than productive. Here's what I did achieve in the rest of the month.

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  • Remembering Jeff Goff Sat, 11-Apr-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    As many of you know, we recently lost one of our community members, Jeff Goff. Jeff died in a snorkeling accident on March 13, 2020. Jeff was a long time member of both the Perl 5 and Raku communities. On IRC, he was known as DrForr. He published many modules on CPAN over the years, and recently had created a number of Raku modules. As a long time presenter at

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  • Call for Grant Proposals ( March 2020 Round) Thu, 09-Apr-2020 by Coke
    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 April 17th, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through April 24th, and we

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  • Perl Mongers Meeting Online Sat, 04-Apr-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    Some Perl Mongers groups started online meetings. It's unfortunate that they can't meet in person, however this means anybody can join their meetings globally. Charlotte Perl Mongers just had their online meeting on March 25th. Jason Crome, the organizer, told us that there was even an attendee from Rome. And they plan to do it indefinitely. NY Perl Mongers is going to hold their first online meeting on April 14th.

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for March 2020 Tue, 31-Mar-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here is minutes for March 2020 meeting. Attendees TPCiH Team Todd Rinaldo Dawn Wallis Lena Hand TPF Admin Nic Evans Board Stuart Mackintosh Curtis Poe Dave Rolsky Dan Wright Ricardo Signes Pete Krawczyk Makoto Nozaki TPCiH Note This discussion was held a few days before the decision

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  • Grant Cancellation: blogs.perl.org update Mon, 30-Mar-2020 by Coke
    in: Grants

    I'm sad to announce that the long running grant to revitalize blogs.perl.org is being closed out and will not be completed. André Walker's work in progress is available in this github repository: https://github.com/andrewalker/PearlBee André has put a lot of work into this grant thanks to him for the effort.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): January 2020 Grant Report Mon, 30-Mar-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 54 tickets were reviewed, and 8 patches were applied

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  • Announcement: TPRCiC 2020 Sun, 29-Mar-2020 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue:

    • About the Conference in the Cloud
    • Be part of it all - Organizer spots open!
    • Call for Talks
    • Re-submit your Talk from TPCiH!
    • How to Reach TPRCiC Organizers
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  • Grants: February 2019 Votes Sat, 28-Mar-2020 by Coke

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the January/February 2019 round. There was one proposal this round, which was approved funded.

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  • Update on TPCiH 2020 and COVID-19 Tue, 24-Mar-2020 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue: TPCiH 2020 is Canceled Save the Dates for 2021 Stay Tuned TPC::EU 2020 Contact us TPCiH 2020 is Canceled The organizers of the The Perl and Raku Conference in Houston and board members of The Perl Foundation have been closely monitoring the developments around COVID-19. We have agreed that, at this time, it is in the best interest of the community to postpone The Perl and Raku

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  • TPCiH - Newsletter #4 Fri, 20-Mar-2020 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue: We lost a friend Coronavirus and TPCiH Contact us Goodbye, DrForr The whole organizing team for The Perl and Raku Conference was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend, Community Volunteer, frequent presenter, Perl developer, and RakuLang advocate. Jeff Goff aka DrForr is, and will continue to be, missed. Coronavirus and TPCiH Organizers of the TPCiH and board members of The Perl Foundation

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  • February report of the Perl 6 Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 10-Mar-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    After a hiatus for a wide range of reasons, I'm back to work on the performance and reliability grant. Most of my work during February was on fixing bugs - more than 15 of them, ranging from relatively straightforward to multi-hour optimizer bug hunts.

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  • Introducing the TPF Community Affairs Team Sun, 08-Mar-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    I would like to share with you the development of our initiative which has the aim of maintaining healthy and welcoming Perl and Raku communities. The Perl Foundation is supporting the creation of a Community Affairs Team known as the CAT This initiative has developed through many conversations with members of the community via on-line chat and in person at various events over the last 9 months. It has two

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  • Outreachy project published Sat, 29-Feb-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce our project in Outreachy. Currently we are looking for an intern. Project registration: Improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts Project Description Improve the code quality of the Perl backend of Open Food Facts Open Food Facts is a Wikipedia for food products: a collaborative database of food products, with a backend written in Perl. Over the last 8 years,

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for February 2020 Sat, 29-Feb-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and here is minutes for February 2020 meeting. Attendees Stuart J Mackintosh Pete Krawczyk Dave Rolsky Dan Wright Makoto Nozaki Items discussed FOSDEM 2020 debrief The TPF stand was successful. Thank you volunteers We intend to apply for a stand and devroom in 2021 TPF CAT progress TPC::NA 2020 prep TPC::NA 2021 planning Fundraising Raku trademark

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  • Grant Proposal: Revising Perl's open and perlopentut manual pages Tue, 25-Feb-2020 by Coke

    Title Revising Perl's open and perlopentut manual pages for clarity and completeness Synopsis The manual page for one of Perl's most central functions open has problems. While nobody doubts the page's technical accuracy, head Perl maintainer Sawyer X nonetheless holds it up as an example of documentation in sore need of reorganization and revision. Towards the end of his TPC 2019 talk "Perl 5: The Past, The Present, and One

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  • Grant Proposals January/February 2020 Tue, 25-Feb-2020 by Coke

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February 2020 round. Revising Perl's open and perlopentut manual pages Before the Committee members vote on any proposal, we like to solicit feedback from the Perl community. Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by March 1st, 2020. The Committee members will start the voting process following that.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2019 Grant Report Mon, 24-Feb-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 33 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were applied

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (January 2020 Round) Sun, 16-Feb-2020 by Coke

    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 February 22nd, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through the end of February,

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  • Board update: TPF treasurer Sun, 16-Feb-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Following nomination in September 2019 The Perl Foundation is pleased to welcome Pete Krawczyk as our new treasurer, being officially appointed 1st January 2020. Pete is a US-based software developer working for ZipRecruiter and has been programming in Perl for 23 years. Pete understands how valuable the community is to Perl. He says: “People, modules, features all come and go, but the community and the values we've developed sustain us

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  • TPF Board Meeting Minutes for January 2020 Thu, 30-Jan-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    TPF Board members meet every month and we intend to publish meeting minutes going forward. Here's the one for January 17th, 2020. Attendees** Stuart J Mackintosh Dave Rolsky Dan Wright Pete Krawczyk Ricardo Signes Makoto Nozaki Approved Funding of $2500 for DCBPW Pawel Murias’ Ian Hague grant completion Cancel Patrick Michaud’s Ian Hague grant after having contacted Patrick, who agrees that the grant should be cancelled Other items** FOSDEM participation

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  • Taking Part in Outreachy Wed, 22-Jan-2020 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce that The Perl Foundation will be taking part in the Outreachy May to August 2020 internships. The last time we participated was in 2016. 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 add your ideas at our repo. We plan to close

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  • Perl and Raku at FOSDEM 2020 Tue, 21-Jan-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    We're excited to announce the Perl and Raku stand at FOSDEM 2020 conference in Brussels on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February. This is a great opportunity to share Perl and Raku with one of the largest meeting of developers and technologists. It also brings us together as a community and helps us engage with thousands of others, sharing the values of Perl and Raku. We are one of just

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  • TPCiH 2020 - Newsletter #3 Fri, 17-Jan-2020 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue: Conference registration is live! http://bit.ly/tpcihtickets Venue information http://bit.ly/tpcihhotel Call for presentations! https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp Call for master-class/tutorial teachers open! admin@perlconference.us Volunteer-Organizer positions open Call for sponsors! treasurer@perlfoundation.org Contact us admin@perlconference.us Registration is live! Get your tickets! TPCiH will be hosted at the Hilton Houston North on Greenspoint Drive and registration is open. Tickets are on sale now at $275.00 each. Early-bird pricing ends Friday, May 1. http://bit.ly/tpcihtickets Venue Information

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  • The Perl and Raku Conference Registration is LIVE! Mon, 06-Jan-2020 by IrishPebbles

    Registration is live! Get your tickets! #TPCiH will be hosted at the Hilton Houston North on Greenspoint Drive June 23rd to 27th. Tickets are now on sale for $275.00 each. Early-bird pricing through Apr 30th http://bit.ly/tpcihtickets #TPRCiH #perlcon #perl #rakulang

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  • April-December report of the Perl 6 Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Sat, 21-Dec-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    This is a status update on my Perl 6 Performance and Reliability grant. First of all, I'd like to explain why there's been so little progress in the latter part of the year.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): November 2019 Grant Report Wed, 18-Dec-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 58 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were
    applied
    
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  • TPCiH 2020 - Newsletter #2 Thu, 12-Dec-2019 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue: Call for presentations open soon! https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp Call for master-class/tutorial teachers open! Venue announced Volunteer-Organizer positions open Call for sponsors! Contact us Call for Presenters The call for presentations is open now! Submit your ideas early. The deadline is Monday, Jan 26 11:59 pm EST 1/27/20 4:59 am GMT. https://www.papercall.io/tpcihcfp Whether this is your first time submitting a talk proposal or one of many you’ve proposed and presented,

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  • TPF President - 100 days in Tue, 10-Dec-2019 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    As I write this I have served my first 100 days as president of TPF. There’s another 631 days to go in this two-year term.

    This is a role that I relish, and in these two years I want to ensure we focus on initiatives that can be delivered and sustained.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): October 2019 Grant Report Sat, 07-Dec-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 32 tickets were reviewed, and 6 patches were
    applied
    
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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for October / November 2019 Sat, 07-Dec-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

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  • Grants: November 2019 Votes Thu, 05-Dec-2019 by Coke

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the November/December 2019 round. There was one proposal this round, which was approved. **Voting results: Approved: 7 YES votes, 0 NO votes, 3 abstentions The committee members were in general very positive about this proposal. We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin early January 2020. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to

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  • #TPCiH to be @ Hilton Houston North Jun 23-27, 2020 Sun, 24-Nov-2019 by IrishPebbles

    The Hilton Houston North has been selected as the #TPCiH venue! #savethdates June 23-27, 2020. The 3-day tech conference goes from Wednesday, June 24 through Friday, June 26. Master-class tutorial sessions will be offered Tuesday, June 23 and Saturday, June 27 #perlcon #rakulang

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): September 2019 Grant Report Wed, 20-Nov-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 35 tickets were reviewed, and 8 patches were
    applied
    
    ... read more
  • Grant Completed: Future::AsyncAwait Mon, 11-Nov-2019 by Coke
    in: Grants

    The grant for Future::AsyncAwait by Paul Evans has been completed. Please see the final grant report, as well as the original proposal. The grants committee has voted to approve payout on this grant.

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  • Grant Proposals: November/December 2019 Mon, 11-Nov-2019 by Coke
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the November/December 2019 round. Implement Perl Binding for libuv Before the Committee members vote on any proposal, we like to solicit feedback from the Perl community. Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by November 18th, 2019. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced by the end

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  • Grant Proposal: Implement Perl Binding for libuv Mon, 11-Nov-2019 by Coke
    in: Grants

    UV Name: Paul Evans Amount Requested: USD 3,698 Synopsis Implement a Perl binding for libuv, wrapping as many of the features and types as is practical and useful for Perl 5. Benefits to the Perl Community The libuv library provides a multi-platform event system, and is the basis for the nodejs JavaScript and moarvm Perl 6 runtimes and the neovim text editor, to give a few examples. It

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #12 Sun, 03-Nov-2019 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    The latest feature is named "Network View" and offers a top level view of objects and their relationships. Read Timo's latest grant report at: Introducing: The Heap Snapshot UI.

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (November 2019 Round) Fri, 01-Nov-2019 by Coke
    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 November 8th, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 15th, and we

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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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  • TPCiH 2020 - Newsletter #1 Tue, 22-Oct-2019 by IrishPebbles

    In this issue: About The Perl Conference in Houston Volunteer-Organizer positions open Call for sponsors Call for talk ideas Contact us About #TPCiH In 2020 we’ll be in Houston, Texas. The Perl Conference in Houston will use hashtag #TPCiH, which follows with previous years taking the first letter of the name or letters for cities with more than one word in their names So if you see #TPCiH around on

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for September 2019 Thu, 17-Oct-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

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  • Final Grant Report: Future::AsyncAwait Thu, 10-Oct-2019 by domm
    in: Grants

    Future::AsyncAwait Final Report Here is the final report by Paul Evans on his Future::AsyncAwait Grant: This project set out to improve the Future::AsyncAwait module, fixing a number of known bugs and adding missing features. It also aimed to improve documentation and user-awareness of the new abilities that the module adds to Perl. I believe it has been successful in all of these areas. Bugs Fixed Of particular note, the original

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  • Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook) Mon, 07-Oct-2019 by Matthias Bloch

    Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work.

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  • Grants: September 2019 Votes Fri, 04-Oct-2019 by Coke

    The Grants Committee has concluded the voting of the September/October 2019 round.

    There was one proposal this round, which was not approved.

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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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