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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Deal with volunteerism is tricky.

    I've probably got weeks of things to do, but a lot of it comes down the clearing my rt.cpan.org queue for me :)

    At the same time, a big chunk of people that volunteer for things dissapear after the first email, or after the second.

    Finding something you are interested enough in, but which isn't either extremely technical or scut work, with someone that is interested in getting help (or on a project bite-sized enough for you to take on and stick with).

    Look at the Community Code
    • I just realised that my comment sounds unnecesarily negative, despite the fact that I didn't want it to.

      And it also sounds like a recruiting pitch, despite the fact it isn't.

      There's always plenty to be done, and I personally have a queue in my head about 9 months long. Much of which aren't my projects.

      But beware that many people who have big projects are used to seeing volunteers not follow through.

      Perhaps what might be useful is some guide to _what_ it is exactly you are looking for. Something in a particu
      • Thanks for the replies. I've worked with Perl on Windows for a few years (I've only recently been given the opportunity to work with a Linux server). I'll take a look at the StrawberryPerl link you mentioned and maybe some of your other stuff.

        To address "what I'm looking for", I would say that I've found I learn best by doing, and doing again, and again. I'd love to have a project that I could say I worked on, but I'd also like it to be a project that allows me to learn more. I want something that all