Dec 312013
 

The 2014 OSCON Call for Participation is open until January 30. The conference takes place July 20-24 in Portland, Oregon.

OSCON came out of what started as “The Perl Conference”, so Perl holds a special value at the event. Not only that, but Portland and the US Northwest is a Perl stronghold.

I have some advice from previous years’ CfPs:

If you would like some help with your proposal, email me and we’ll figure it out.

Dec 192013
 

DFW.pm (now joined by New York, Atlanta, and Philadelpha) is holding in a competition that runs from now until January 8th when the code of each competitor will be pitted against the others in a live Google hangout world-wide Perl Mongers meeting.

The aim of the competition is to “deduplicate” 100 gigabytes of random file data, using Perl, as fast as possible. If your code can do it the fastest, without killing the contest server, you win. Quite simply, the winner gets to choose the topic of the next hackathon competition (and/or host it), and gets the recognition of having won a world-wide competition in Perl. The main objectives are to have fun and learn something.

The competition is open to all, provided a few criteria are met which establish legitimacy of participation. If you want to compete, YOU’RE INVITED!

Full details can be read on the dfw.pm.org website.