Congratulations to Houston and Vienna who have just been announced as the venues for YAPC::NA and YAPC::EU in 2007.
Update: Here's the official YAPC::EU announcement that kudra would have posted if I hadn't beaten her to it with my unofficial version:
YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Vienna, Austria has been chosen as the site for YAPC::Europe 2007, the eighth European YAPC.
Vienna faced tough competition from Lyon, France and Pisa, Italy, and we hope that these groups will give us the opportunity to consider their proposals again in the future.
We are confident that Vienna.pm's experienced team--which was responsible for several Austrian Perl Workshops--will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Social Perl'.
We hope to see you in Vienna next summer!
There are many back stage changes (e.g. finally I wrote some tests). The change that might be the most important, especially for module authors is that from now one can subscirbe to e-mail alerts to any module based on your PAUSEID. That includes any future modules as well. This can be done on mypan
In addition there is a collection of all the posts made to modules by PAUSEID. In my case that would be CPAN::Forum of SZABGAB. While looking at that page with Firefox you get an RSS feed sign in the location bar. Clicking on it will let you add the rss feed of the given PAUSEID to your Bookmarks Toolbar.
I'm a trained shaved monkey. Take a look at FormValidator::Simple::ProfileManager::YAML. It allows one to load FVS profiles from YAML. That's a nice compliment to FormValidator::Simples ability to load error messages form a yaml file.
But apparently, some things can't be easy. Using the [REGEX, qr//] validator is one of those things.
The Chicago Perl Mongers and The Perl Foundation are proud to announce the Fall 2006 Chicago Hackathon, the weekend of November 10-12, 2006 in suburban Crystal Lake, IL. It will be a round-the-clock weekend of programming on Perl-related projects with your colleagues in the open source community. Dozens of programmers from the open source community in the midwest, as well as others from around the US, will be getting together to share ideas, work on code, and move their Perl-related projects forward.
The participants set the agenda for what we'll be working on, but Perl 6 and Parrot are already on the roster of projects. Chip Salzenberg, pumpking for the Parrot project, will be on hand to help with Parrot and Perl 6. Andy Lester will also be driving some Parrot maintenance tasks, and other midwest programmers will be working on their own projects. There's sure to be something interesting for everyone!
Participation in the hackathon costs nothing. The Perl Foundation is even providing hotel rooms at a special rate if you want to spend the night. Even if you're in the area for just an hour, stop by, grab a snack or some pizza and talk with other people interested in Perl. You might contribute more than you think just by talking with other programmers.
To find out more, visit http://hackathon.info. If you'll be attending, please sign in on the Attendees wiki page, and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also send questions to Andy Lester at email@example.com
The latest round of grant voting has ended and I've informed all of the applicants of the status of their grant application. Two grants were approved this quarter Porting PyYAML to Perl and Mango, a Web 2.0 ecommerce application built using the Handel and Catalyst frameworks.
The PyYAML port is to be done by Ingy (Brian Ingerson) and was approved because frankly, YAML support in Perl ain't all that great and there are few better qualified that Ingy to get this done right.
The Mango application will be put together by Christopher Laco. The committee really liked this proposal in large part because it will be a great app that could have widespread potential outside of the Perl community. Many folks were initially drawn to Perl because they found useful code written in Perl and naturally turned toward the language. We'd like to continue that.