No, I'm not talking about topic areas for the 2015 Perl QA Hackathon,
which I believe is being held in Berlin this year.
I'm talking about local hackathons, such as the ones we had in St Louis
in November 2012 or in New York City in March 2013. We've been talking
about having another NYC Perl Hackathon in spring 2015. But so far we
-- or, at least, I -- have not been able to come up with any compelling
themes for a hackathon, and I'm writing to cpan-workers to gather
More specifically, we need to identify areas where people who are
attending a hackathon for the first or second time can make a meaningful
contribution by attending a one-day event. In the two events cited
above, we were able to integrate first-timers by having them sign up
before the hackathon to work on projects suggested by others. For
example, we were able to have some first-timers write descriptions for
tests in the Perl 5 core distribution lacking them.
I follow Perl-Toolchain-Gang discussions, though not as closely as the
main contributors. If there are PTC-ish topics that would benefit from
an infusion of efforts from less-experienced-than-PTC hackers, I would
love to hear about them (on list or off), as they could be worked into
themes for our (hopefully) upcoming event.
Thank you very much.