We're pleased to announce that we've selected Phil Crow as the recipient of the second Perl 6 microgrant. Phil is the hacker behind the Java::Swing module which allows Perl programmers to put a Java Swing GUI on their application without writing any Java and he'll be using this knowledge to convert Java declarations to Perl 6. You can find details of the project he's planning in the text of his grant application:
Due to a lack of free time, I will be unable to continue creating the Perl 6 summaries after April. We are looking for a volunteer or group of volunteers to take over the task.
Please contact me if you would like more information about what the job entails (contact information can be found at the end of this post).
Barbie was smart enough to discover a slight loophole in our pricing: If you submit a talk proposal and do not register as an early bird and have your proposal rejected, you'll loose 20 Euros (which is still better than submitting an proposal, paying the 80 Euros, and then have your proposal accepted and your ticket fee waived).
So we clarify our rules: If you submit a talk proposal, you'll also be eligible to the reduced 80 Euros fee after March, 31st. Of course you can submit a talk and pay the regular or even the sponsor tariff :-)
Oh, and don't forget that if you submit a talk proposal until March 31st, you're also in for the book-raffle.
We're pleased to announce that we've selected Steve Peters as the recipient of the first Perl 6 microgrant. Steve has been instrumental in helping to ensure that Perl 5 has stayed incredibly portable forthe past few years. Steve's starting to turn some of his attention to Parrot. You can find details of the project he's planning in the text of his grant application:
"It seems you are presuming a Waterfall model of development here. We're not doing the Waterfall, we're doing the Whirlpool, where the strange attractor whirls around with feedback at many levels but eventually converges on something in the middle. In other words, a whirlpool sucks, but the trick is to position your whirlpool over your intended destination, and you'll eventually get there, though perhaps a bit dizzier than you'd like."
-- Larry Wall, in 'What criteria mark the closure of perl6 specification'
It's also a nice application to look at if you want to learn Catalyst.