Perl Toolchain Summit

How I Spent My Perl Toolchain Summit v2019

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PTS The Perl Toolchain Summit (PTS) is an annual event, held in Europe, where work on improving the Perl toolchain takes place. I was fortunate to be able to attend PTS again this year. I’d like to thank my employer, MaxMind, for sending me to PTS and for once again financially sponsoring this event. PTS has become something which I really look forward to. It’s a block of time to work, undistracted, on MetaCPAN. Read More...

Perl Toolchain Summit 2018 Wrap-up Report

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Perl Toolchain Summit 2018 Wrap-up Report Getting There This year I had the pleasure of attending the Perl Toolchain Summit in Oslo, Norway. Because of a conflict in my schedule, I initially didn’t think I’d be able to attend. After a lot of mental back and forth, I decided I’d try to make it work. The compromise was that this year I would leave on Sunday morning rather than on Monday. Read More...

How I Spent my Perl Toolchain Summit 2017

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This was my 5th year of being invited to participate in the Perl Tool Chain Summit (formerly Perl QA Hackathon). It was a real pleasure to be invited to a rebranded version of the same helpful event. Our Sponsors This event would not have been possible without our sponsors. Let me take a moment to thank: Booking.com ActiveState cPanel FastMail MaxMind Perl Careers MongoDB SureVoIP Campus Explorer Bytemark CAPSiDE Charlie Gonzalez Elastic OpusVL Perl Services Procura XS4ALL Oetiker+Partner Overview For the second year in a row, MetaCPAN was well represented at the event. Read More...

MetaCPAN at the 2016 Perl QA Hackathon

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Before I start, I’d like to thank our sponsors This year I once again had the pleasure of attending my 4th Perl QA Hackathon. Before I get into any details, I’d like to thank the organizers: Neil Bowers, Barbie and JJ Allen. They did a fantastic job. It was a very well organized event and really a lot of fun. It was well worth attending and it made a huge difference to the MetaCPAN project. Read More...

How I Spent My 2015 Perl QA Hackathon

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One week ago I was in Berlin at the Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon (QAH), happily hacking away on MetaCPAN. Today I’ll summarize the good, the bad and the ugly about my time in Berlin. Spoiler alert: it was all good. This was the third year that I’ve been able to attend the QAH. I was previously in Paris and Lyon. From my past years, I knew that I’d have some serious time to put my head down and get some work done. Read More...

MetaCPAN 2014 QA Hackathon Retrospective

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This was my second QA Hackathon, the first being 2012 in Paris. This year, I had a lot of good conversations with various people about MetaCPAN's role in the Perl ecosystem and I pushed a decent amount of code. A lot of it is waiting to be merged, but here's the gist of it. On the plane on the way over, I did a bunch of cleanup on the API. Mostly style changes, but it makes some of files easier on the eyes. Read More...

You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon

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As I was spending some time updating the list of MetaCPAN sponsors, it occurred to me that we had not listed the QA Hackathon as one of our sponsors. I came to realize that this was a fairly significant omission since, if you run the numbers, the QA Hackathon is one of our biggest sponsors. The hackathon has sponsored a MetaCPAN hacker for 3 years now. 2011 (Amsterdam), 2012 (Paris) and 2014 (Lyon). Read More...