Mark Keating

Oct 262011

The Perl Foundation is aiming to participate as a mentoring organization in Google Code-in 2011! Our application must be prepared by 1st November 2011 and if we are successful this will be announced on 9th November 2011.

We would gratefully ask for your help by providing project ideas for this year’s students as soon as possible so that we can gain acceptance onto this program. Tasks can be added after the 1st November but the more tasks we have by that date the more chance we have of succeeding as a mentoring organisation.

The program ideally suits small tasks that can be achieved within a few hours to a few days of work. The students will be at high school/college and be aged between 13 – 18 years.

Please visit this page for information and learn how to submit your tasks here.

Jun 292011 have announced $10,000 (USD) of “match funding” for the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund announced this week. For every $1 of funding found they will contribute $1 to a maximum of $10,000, which will leave just 20% of the remaining initial round of funding to be achieved.

The initial funding round will be used to continue funding Dave Mitchell’s work and to fund new work on the core by Nicholas Clark.’s announcement

Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund Page