I'll be helping at the Perl stand at FOSDEM in Brussels this weekend. I'm bringing some promotional material (somewhat inspired by the cards Oslo.pm gave away at YAPC::EU::2008 and at NPW'09) and hopefully they'll go well over.
Looking forward to the beer, meeting people and do my first public announcement of that project I've been dreaming about the last few years.
See you there?
It's been a great 7-year ride, with lots of ups and downs, two Nordic Perl Workshops, two hackathons and a consistant push at giving the local Perl people in Oslo a regular meetingplace for talking about all kinds of things (sometimes even Perl-related stuff.
I'm sure Oslo.pm is in good hands now. Good luck, Marcus! (But just in case, I'll still hang around and play the role of the grumpy old fart.
When I look for Perl stories/news, I actually check out use.perl.org first (then followed by different blog feeds I subscribe to with bloglines.com). That may sound weird, but I find the journal entries here very useful and informative, and when something shows up on the front page it's almost always something I'd like to know.
So when visiting use.perl.org I'm mostly looking for the following 3 things:
I'd love to see the website streamlined a little for this purpose. How often do journal entries end up on the front page (without using the story submission system)? How many editors does use.perl have, and how often do they check their use.perl inbox? Who can "rearrange" the front page so that journal entries get a more visibility?
Is there a group of people who are working on improving use.perl.org?
Ten years ago today the first test post was submitted to perl.cpan.testers. Well done for all you guys have done until now, and THANKS for the great job your're doing!
Has there been any discussions anywhere about setting up a scheme for managing micropayments and/or bounties on CPAN and/or the RT infrastructure?
With the recession and everything, it seems as such a useful feature to have.
Nordic Perl Workshop 2009 is done! I think it went acceptably well. Even got some of the attendees from Go Open to come listen to Perl talks. We even managed to give a bunch of new Perl baseball cards (just like the one with Larry, at YAPC::EU::2008.) If you want one of those, make sure to ask the speakers next time you see them.
Thanks go to everyone who showed up - the attendees, the NPW volunteers, the Go Open organizers, the NUUG video group and the sponsors: The Norwegian Open Source Competence Center, Redpill Linpro, The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, ABC Startsiden, Opera Software, Onsite Solutions and Palmquist Consulting.
Well done, everyone!
And now, let's get on with the hackathon!
The venue is stunning, the schedule is done and the only thing is we need now is an idea on how many people will show up on each of the tracks. If you're coming, please log in on the perlworkshop.no site and tell us which talks you intend to attend! (Click on the stars in the schedule)
Oh, and wednesday evening we'll have a social meetup at The Dubliner Folk Pub from 18:00 and onwards. Hope to see you there!
The call for papers is out now!
The workshop's topic is "Your future with Perl" and we're interested in hearing about your talks on these topics:
To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please register your proposed title and an abstract.
Submissions are due midnight (23:59 CET) on January 11th 2009.
Oh, and if you want to keep up-to-date, then subscribe to the NPW Atom feed!
Seems I've been neglecting this journal a while...
Lots of things have happened since last time. Oslo Perl Mongers is still alive and kicking, and we've even come as far as finding time to arrange the third Nordic Perl Workshop this summer, which is kind of neat.
I'll try to update this spot a bit more often now... (Yeah, I know... Promises, promises!)
We didn't find anyone to talk about perl-stuff at the march Oslo.pm meeting.
How does one recognize Perl people with both organizitis and free time to spare? I think Oslo.pm needs more people like that. I'm just mildly affected by that "disease" and that might not be enough to keep Oslo.pm running... Sadly this can also affect our work with COFSINO, since we were asked if we could talk about Perl at the conference. *sigh*
In other news, my Grand Master Plan is slowly materializing into the form of a website. More info later!