May 012014
 

The MetaCPAN site has a constant flow of new features. Some are small, some are big, but almost none of them get in the news. The recently added news page will provide this missing piece. It also comes with a feed.

One of the biggest advantages of MetaCPAN is that it is open source. There is a page for how to contribute to MetaCPAN, you can also read the PerlMaven article on how the newsfeed was added to MetaCPAN, you can then consider contributing too.

Apr 222014
 

Czech Perl Workshop takes place in Prague on May 20th and 21st 2014

The (almost) complete talk schedule has been published.

This event is highly recommended for Perl professionals but also for those, who are just deeply interested in this field and are hungry for new information and ideas.

Register now (deadline is 6th of May 2014).

Apr 022014
 

The The Perl Foundation has announced that Booking.com have donated a further €10,000 (ten thousand euros) to the Perl5 Core Maintenance Fund.

Mar 212014
 

We have received a good amount of talks, but we realize we can squeeze in quite a few more.

That’s why we have decide to prolong the deadline till April 5th.

The topics the talks we have received till now include: async, begin_decapitates_args, dom, error_2048, html5, lucy, mojolicious, mongo, nonblocking, pitfalls, procrastination, refactoring, reuse, rss, search, security, testing, ua_halts_ioloop, websockets

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate in asking us at mojoconf14@oslo.pm

Submit a talk at: http://www.mojoconf.org/mojo2014/newtalk

More info about Mojoconf 2014 held in Oslo 23th-25th of May 2014 can be found here: http://www.mojoconf.org/mojo2014/

Mar 172014
 

Announcing the first Czech Perl Workshop in Prague on 20th-21st of May 2014. The deadline for your presentations is 25th of March (Czech presentations 1st of April). Do not miss out, come and join us. More info at http://act.yapc.eu/czpw2014/.

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.

Nov 302013
 

Plotly is delighted to offer a new graphing library for the Perl scientific/PDL community, and would like to kick off its release with a fun competition.

Competition Info:

  • Entries must be made using the
    Plotly Perl API
  • Entries must be sent as a link to feedback@plot.ly(Here’s an example graph, made from the Plotly Perl API).
  • You can submit more than one graph
  • Plotly may use your graph for promotional purposes after the close of the competition. Don’t submit a graph with sensitive data.
  • A winner will be announced December 29 (2013) on Plotly’s Facebook and Twitter handle.

Prizes!

The winner will receive a $500 cash prize, and a Patagonia jacket with “Plotly” embroidered. Graphs will be judged by a combination of aesthetic polish, creativity, color palette, and scientific interest. There is no rubric.

Questions about the competition or API? Email us at feedback [at] plot [dot] ly

*Hearts*

Plotly Team

Nov 212013
 

The Stratopan beta has launched. Head over to https://stratopan.com to create your free account. Do it before December 15 and you’ll get unlimited access for life.

Stratopan provides private CPAN repositories securely hosted in the cloud. Stratopan integrates seamlessly with the Perl tool chain, so you can build your application anywhere and get the right Perl modules, every time.

Nov 192013
 

Foswiki 1.1.9 is available to be downloaded. This release is a security, performance and bug-fix release. It comes with more than 40 bug fixes relative to 1.1.8.

Read the full announcement at the Foswiki-1.1.9 download page.

About Foswiki:

Foswiki is a web-based Open Source wiki system which is used as central knowledge base in companies, but also as a supportive platform for online communities. Foswiki consists of a core system that can be extended by a huge amount of additional extensions to tailor it towards the specific needs at hand. Foswiki is constantly improved by a very agile developer community. Foswiki makes use of the latest web technologies available while accounting for organizational and knowledge management needs of wikis in the enterprise.

Foswiki is used world wide by a wide user base among which are Motorola, Yahoo!, Hapag Lloyd, CERN, Windriver, Infosys, ARM Holdings, 1&1 Internet Inc. and many more.

Foswiki is supported by the Foswiki Association e.V. which serves as a gateway to paying members and sponsors of the Open Source Community.