A good time was had by all -- but, since I was one of the organizers, I'm biased. Nevertheless, we had at least 24 participants ranging from people making their first contributions to open source software projects to current and former Perl 5 release managers and pumpkings. Every attendee either individually or as part of a group made a contribution toward a patch toward Perl 5, a CPAN distribution or some other open source project. I feel that this proves that the model of a "distributed Perl hackathon" is one that any Perlmongers group or other Perl user group can adopt and implement.
0 · March 2
Our hackathon starts in 24 hours. If you have signed up to attend but will not be able to do so, please change your RSVP status to "No" so that we can accommodate folks on the wait list.
If you are coming (off or on wait list) and you have not yet signed up to work on a Project at https://github.com/nyperlmongers..., please do so. (Send me (jkeenan at cpan dot org) your github.com username so we can grant you permissions to edit that wiki page.)
We're proceeding on the assumption that we should accommodate everyone who makes an entry on the projects page. So if you are currently on the waitlist but still want to attend, sign up for a project and come on down to Rubenstein Tech Saturday morning.
Thank you very much.
0 · March 1
Our hackathon is 8-1/2 days away.
1. Sign-up at Meetup.com: http://tinyurl.com/b9pl3mg
A. If you plan to attend in person and have not already signed up, please do so, even though it means appearing on the wait list.
B. If you signed up to attend when the event was posted several weeks back and now know that you cannot attend in person, please change "Your RSVP" to No so that we can accommodate people on the waiting list.
2. Read and contribute to the wiki.
A. Here are the three main pages:
Getting Ready for the Hackathon:
Please sign up on the Projects page to let us know which project you want to work on at the hackathon. You don't have to have a project of your own -- most probably won't -- but we can fit you in with one of the projects posted.
0 · February 21