Wiki - Hackathon
The Frozen Perl Hackathon will take place on Sunday, February 8th, the day after the conference. We will be reserving space for the hackathon soon, details to follow.
Last year we could accommodate approximately 25 people and expect similar accommodations this year. Please sign up below with your name and what you're interested in working on. If you're interested in leading a project work session please say so.
We are still planning the event so food is not guaranteed just yet, but last year we did end up providing free coffee and tea all day, as well as pizza for lunch.
Projects and Project Leaders
Project leaders, please post below the project name you'd like to lead along with your name. Focused projects with delegable objectives are good, but we are open to anything. Some suggestions: Parrot, Moose, resume writing, Catalyst, Bricolage/Krang, Jifty.
- Testing Your Module - Steven Lembark
- Introductory Hackathon - I noticed last year that several people showed up to the hackathon with no clear project to work on, and several more who signed up but didn't show. Maybe these people didn't have (or feared they didn't have) the experience to work on the projects that folks were hacking on. Details are still in the works, but this project will be for those people who want to hack on something but aren't quite sure what. For this project I'd quickly cover the basics of version control, look at SVN and Git, talk about PAUSE and developer-related aspects of CPAN, introduce screen sharing and distributed pair programming, and then we'd hack together something like a little web service or whatnot, wherein everyone could contribute something regardless of their skill level. The end product wouldn't necessarily serve as a final product to directly benefit the Perl community but would rather introduce folks to the concepts and attitude of contributing to the Perl community.
- Test Your Module - Once you have the idea for a module, finding ways to test it effectively are not always easy. This would give people a chance to work through Perl Testing: A Developer's Notebook, deciding how to apply the material to their own modules -- or to a module they use that does not have adequate tests.
Put your name and project(s) you're interested in working on ...
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