Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Steve Peters got the first "Perl6 microgrant". He will work on portability of Parrot. When he finished his work, Parrot will compile on different platforms like Linux, Cygwin and Windows with different compilers.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
"Radio Perl" issue four is out! Jochen Lillich has chosen the "9th German Perl-Workshop" as its main topic. He reports about his impression of the event. News from the Perl world are also covered and Lillich introduces five modules from CPAN.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Mehr Information gibt es weiter unten...
Who wants to earn money for Perl6 development? Best Practical (Jesse Vincent's company) has donated US$ 5000 for Perl6 development. This donation is splitted into 10 microgrants (US$ 500 each).
Parts of an email Jesse sent:
Accepted grants might be for coding, documentation, testing
or even writing articles about Perl 6. The program isn't tied to any
one implementation of Perl 6 -- We're interested in seeing proposals
related to Pugs, Perl 6 on Parrot, Perl 6 on Perl 5 or any other Perl
6 implementation. Generally, we're interested in seeing projects
that can be completed in 4-6 calendar weeks.
Submitting a grant proposal
To submit a grant proposal, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
* A two to three paragraph summary of the work you intend to do
* A quick bio - Who are you? Is there opensource work you've done
that we should have a look at?
* A brief description of what "success" will mean for your project -
How will we know you're done?
* Where (if anywhere) you've discussed your project in the past
* Where you'll be blogging about your progress. (Twice-weekly blog
posts are a requirement for getting your grant money)
Forbes uses Perl to generate its websites (obviously). Dave Cross has published a nice Screenshot, that seems to prove this assumption. Look at the header "HASH(...)".
Monday, March 12, 2007
Prompt bin ich auf ein erstes Problem gestoßen - die Model-Schicht wollte nicht so wie ich es wollte. Aber auf der deutschen Catalyst-Mailingliste wurde mir schnell geholfen. Danke!
I just began with Catalyst, due to an article I write for the next issue of $foo. I will show how to begin with Catalyst. As I am a Newbie myself, I hope I can give a good introduction.
I just experienced problem with the model layer. On the german Catalyst mailinglist they helped me with my problem very fast. Thanks!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The bad news: The Conference has to be rescheduled slightly
The ESC Congress 2007 is even bigger than we thought. They expect 15.000 cardiologists, plus their spouses! Due to this, there is nearly not a single bed available in Vienna for the night from Friday, 31st August to Saturday, 1st September.
As we do not want to force you to leave on the last day of the conference, we decided to reschedule YAPC::Europe to Tuesday, 28th to Thursday, 30th August.
We are very sorry for this, and do hope that it does not cause any problems for anybody who might have already booked his or her flights or hotel. If this change does cause you some problems, please inform us, and we'll see what we can do to help you.
The good news: Register or submit a talk until 31th March and win a book!
We have two coffee-table books (one including a DVD) on Vienna to raffle off. To enter the contest, all you need to do is to either register for the conference and pay your ticket, or submit a talk proposal until 31th March.
- Zentralfriedhof Vienna: The living Graveyard. Including DVD: Universum Documentary
A documentary about the Zentralfriedhof, which is the second largest cemetery by area and largest by number of interred in Europe. In German and English.
- Wien. Tradition und Moderne. by Doris Simhofer
This book is German only, but has lots of nice photos
Winners will be announced on 3th April.
YAPC::Europe 2007 website:
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Die Bewerbungsfrist ist vom 14. März - 23. März 2007, die Phase der Programmierung ist vom 28. Mai - 20. August 2007
Like in 2005 and 2006, Google runs a "Google Summer of Code" in 2007. This program enables students to work on an open source project and get paid by Google. The students can work on Perl projects too, of course. Last year the Perl foundation has mentored 5 projects.
If you're a student and interested in participating, you can apply from 14th March to 23rd March, 2007. The coding phase is from 28th May to 20th August 2007.