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MetaCPAN Officially Welcomes Our OPfW and GSoC Participants

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The MetaCPAN project would like officially to welcome our summer of 2014 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPfW) participants. We had a lot of interest this time around and some great applications. Our OPfW participant is Pattawan Kaewduangdee and our GSoC student is Talina Shrotriya. Both Talina and Pattawan have plans to make some much needed improvements to MetaCPAN and we're really looking forward to working with them. I've linked to both of their Github profiles above in case you want to track their progress commit by commit.

I'd also like to thank the Perl Foundation for its support in both of these programs. Lately I've had a chance to glimpse how much work goes on behind the scenes to make these sorts of programs happen and I can tell you it's impressive to see how much volunteer work is involved in something like this.


Author: Neil Bowers

Date: 04/24/2014 01:24:55 PM

This is good for Perl, and good for the image of Perl. You mentioned the work behind the scenes of the Perl Foundation, but I’ve also seen your work behind the scenes to make this happen. Thank you for doing this, and thank you to the others on the MetaCPAN team who will be supporting Pattawan and Talina.

And good luck to Pattawan and Talina!

Author: jjn1056

Date: 04/24/2014 08:31:41 PM

Since there are big chucks of metacpan written in Catalyst I would love to here about:

  1. If any of the new features in Catalyst added since Metacpan went live are useful and

  2. What Catalyst pain points do our students hit?

I’d love that to inform the work on future Catalyst goals.


Author: Olaf Alders

Date: 04/29/2014 04:54:50 PM

Thanks for your kind words, Neil. It means a lot coming from someone who does as much behind the scenes as you do. :)

Author: Olaf Alders

Date: 04/29/2014 04:58:01 PM

Those are very good points to cover and maybe the subject of a future blog post. I can ask Talina and Pattawan to keep these questions in mind while coding.

On that note, since MetaCPAN is open source, I suppose it could serve as a sort of example for anyone wanting to write a Catalyst application. If you know of anyone who is willing to audit the code to see where we may not be following best practices, that would be helpful to us and to anyone who might look to the source code to get an idea of how a Catalyst app works.

Author: Shlomi Fish

Date: 04/29/2014 09:03:26 PM

That's very good news, and good luck to Pattawan and Talina!


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