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    Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials in the Perl 6 / parrot repository

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.26 14:16   Printer-friendly
    Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials is now open source.

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski, and Leo Tötsch wrote Perl 6 Essentials , which later became Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials . The universe has changed quite a bit since then. Despite that, the first chapter is still very interesting because it's a slice of history about what people were thinking and why things happened the way they did.

    News: Announcing The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2007

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.26 11:58   Printer-friendly
    ehdonhon writes "The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2007 web site is now live. Call for papers is now open. (See the site for the full announce text)

    Major differences from last year's conference include:
    • The workshop is now a two-day event.
    • Special, new course for programmers with little or no Perl experience.
    • Improved scheduling.
    • The web site is now powered by ACT
    "

    The Perl Review, Summer 2007

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.23 2:26   Printer-friendly
    The Summer 2007 issue of The Perl Review is out, and it's a special edition for the YAPC::NA sponsored by LiveText (who are looking for good Perl programmers in the Chicago area). This issue's cover is some of the conference detritus I've collected over the years.

    The Summer 2007 issue of The Perl Review is online and ready for download. Subscribers should have already received an email telling them all about it.

    In this issue:

    • Managing Modules Without Going Crazy -- brian d foy
    • Carp & Friends -- Alberto Simões
    • The Perl Debugger -- Richard Foley
    • Tk Mega-widgets -- Charles Colbourn
    • and other stuff

    We're always looking for people with good Perl stories to tell to, and you can submit an article idea.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 20 June 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.23 0:13   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met on 20 June 2007. Larry, Damian, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Final Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2008

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.21 16:23   Printer-friendly
    YAPC Europe Venue Committee writes "As YAPC::Europe::2007 in Vienna is drawing closer, the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee are looking forward to reviewing all the proposals from those wishing to host the 2008 conference. If you haven't already done so, please send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2007, after which the committee will begin the review process.

    For more information about the requirements for hosting a conference, you may want to refer to the YAPC organisers documentation (administered by TPF) or look at the examples of previous European conferences.

    Please direct any questions to venue@yapceurope.org, and a member of the committee will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. The public announcement of the location for the 2008 conference will be announced during the 2007 conference in Vienna."

    Plat_Forms Report Published

    Journal written by dami (6728) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.20 11:41   Printer-friendly
    The results and final report of the "Plat_Forms" international programming contest were released yesterday in a press conference in Nuremberg, and will be published today June 20th, 2007 on http://www.plat-forms.org/. For each of the categories Perl, PHP and Java, three teams of three people each competed to produce a comprehensive "social networking" application in just 30 hours.

    Parrot 0.4.13

    Journal written by Allison (3003) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.19 22:30   Printer-friendly
    On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.13 "Clifton." Parrot is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Learning Perl 6 by brian d foy

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.18 12:46   Printer-friendly
    At the Nordic Perl Workshop 2007 brian d foy presented on learning Perl 6. You can get the slides for that presentation and also listen to the audio podcast. In the presentation, brian talks about Pugs and encourages you to try it out. Just a note, the binary versions will save you a few days of compilation.

    yapc: Call for Lightning Talks

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.15 6:23   Printer-friendly
    rGeoffrey writes "Going to YAPC::America in Houston, OSCON in Portland, or YAPC::Europe in Vienna this conference season? Do you want one third of your "15 minutes of fame"? Then give a Lightning Talk on some topic that speaks to you. Submissions now being accepted for Houston, Portland, and Vienna. Or go wild and crazy and try for 5 minutes at each of the three and get all 15 minutes in one ten week span."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 13 June 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.06.15 6:21   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 13 June 2007. Larry, Damian, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    News: PerlChina Beijing workshop - June 17th, Sunday

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.13 15:51   Printer-friendly
    Qiang writes "PerlChina is organizing a workshop in Beijing on sunday, June 17, 2007. The workshop is free for all. Registration is not mandatory, but please register youself if you are going to attend.

    News: Plain Black Staffers to Present at MadMongers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.13 15:45   Printer-friendly
    kmccombs writes "June's MadMongers meeting features a series of four lightning talks, three of which are to be presented by Plain Black staffers. These talks will pack a large amount of knowledge condensed into one session, so be prepared to take notes and walk out with some new ideas.

    Perlcast: Matt Trout on DBIx::Class

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.12 7:36   Printer-friendly
    For the latest Perlcast, Jonathan Rockway and I talked with Matt Trout about DBIx::Class and the Perl ORM landscape.

    YAPC::NA 2007 is almost here!

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.11 5:00   Printer-friendly
    jfluhmann writes "YAPC::NA 2007 is only 15 days away! If you haven't already registered, it's not too late! Visit the YAPC::NA website to get registered. Don't miss out on the largest Perl gathering of North America!

    News: Volunteer for the Perl Foundation booth at OSCON

    posted by davorg on 2007.06.11 4:00   Printer-friendly
    dha writes "The Perl Foundation will again make its presence known in the vendor room of OSCON in late July. If you would like to donate a couple of hours of your time to help run the booth, we'd be happy to have you! If you're interested, send an email to volunteer@perlfoundation.org We look forward to seeing you in Portland!"

    News: Artistic 2.0 approved by OSI

    posted by pudge on 2007.06.08 1:31   Printer-friendly
    Allison writes "In a June 6th meeting of the board, the Open Source Initiative has approved the Artistic License 2.0 for their online list of licenses that comply with the Open Source Definition. The new version of the license will replace the original Artistic License and the Clarified Artistic License. Though the revision process for the Artistic 2.0 was completed nearly a year ago, this marks a significant vote of acceptance for the license from the broader open source community."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 30 May 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.06.07 3:01   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 30 May 2007. Larry, Allison, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Perl 6 Design Minutes for 06 June 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.07 0:36   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 design team met on 06 June 2007. Larry, Allison, Nicholas, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Teach-In: Slides and Video

    Journal written by davorg (18) and posted by davorg on 2007.06.06 5:20   Printer-friendly
    The slides from last weekend's Teach-In are are now available online.

    You can also get audio and video of the first session on both Blip.tv and Google video. There's also an RSS feed that you can subscribe to if you want to know when the remaining three sessions are released (over the next couple of weeks). I'm told that this feeds links to "enhanced podcasts" of the presentation - but not being an iGeek I have no idea what that means.

    Thanks to Jonathan Tweed at the BBC for the work he is putting in on these recordings.

    Call for Venue--YAPC::NA::2008

    Journal written by cbrandtbuffalo (4462) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.06.05 8:35   Printer-friendly
    It's that time of year again--we need your bids in to host YAPC::NA in your town next summer. Most of the details for a bid are in my post from last year. Same rules apply this year.

    To re-iterate a few points:

    • If you plan on bidding, folks from your group should really attend YAPC::NA this year to see how things work and maybe even help out.
    • Get your bid ready early and we'll give you feedback before the due date at the YAPC BOF.
    • Venue requirements are available and bids from previous years are available in the TPF Blog. Last year all of the bids were very good, so they are a good resource.
    • Details on running a YAPC are available in the TPF project on Google code.
    • As with previous years, the bids will be made public in the TPF Blog after the due date.


    Send any questions and completed bids to the TPF conferences group: tpf-conferences (at) perl (dot) org
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