Hackathon Toronto, Apr 28, 2007

Welcome to the Workspace

This is the home page wiki for Hackathon Toronto, Saturday, April 28, 2007. Hackathon Toronto is now over, so the wiki will be frozen.

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What is Hackathon Toronto?

A one-day, face-to-face, collective hacking session focused on Perl, Parrot and related open source programming projects. See Projects to see what we'll be hacking on or to add your own project.


Saturday, April 28, 2007, 9:00 am till you drop. (Follow-up: we dropped at about 6:00 pm.)


Indoor Playground, 364 Richmond St W (Richmond and Peter). See Location for maps and directions. The Indoor Playground is located on the 5th floor, Suite 503. For access to the building on the ground floor -- when you get to the front door call 647-838-6419. Someone will either come down to get you or can tell you the buzzcode for the building front door then. If the security guard is still on duty, please show some ID. P.S.: The elevator works!


Sign up on the Attendees page.


Because collective hacking is fun.

Communications (human, email, and computer)

Hackathon logistics



Here's a list of Hackathon projects. Please note that the Hackathon is NOT just about Perl 6 and Parrot. Anyone who has a Perl project they'd like to work on is welcome. Feel free to add your own!

List of all projects:

(We never got around to formulating a schedule. We just did it.)

  Who Sat From Where Online
C Alexandr Ciornii OL Moldova irc.perl.org: chorny
D Rick Delaney Georgetown, ON  
D Richard Dice Toronto, ON irc.perl.org: rdice
K Jim Keenan Brooklyn, NY irc.perl.org: kid51
L Tom Legrady   Mississauga, ON around noon
M John Macdonald Pickering, ON  
R G. Matthew Rice Mississauga, ON irc.perl.org: mattastrophe
R Greg Rice Mississauga, ON  
R Alan Rocker Toronto, ON  

marks people who participated in person.
OL marks people who participated on-line.

(Please keep this in alphabetical order)


  • Grange Hotel: An inexpensive hotel in Toronto's Chinatown where I've stayed several times before. Walking distance to Hackathon Toronto location.

Meeting Space

Thanks to Matt Rice and Richard Dice for help in arranging meeting space!

Thanks to Mark Dowds, major domo of the Indoor Playground, for making this great workspace available!


Thanks to Andy Lester for hosting the wiki.

Inspiring Predecessors

Thanks to those who organized previous Perl hackathons that I've attended: Richard Dice and Matt Rice for the CGI::Application::Framework in Toronto in October 2005; Andy Lester and Pete Krawczyk for Hackathon Chicago in November 2006.

Lunch and Refreshments

Generously provided by Raybec Communications Inc.. Featured in 3D Insider.


First time at a Perl Hackathon? Got advice for new Hackathoners? Look at the Hackathon Attendees HOWTO and improve it if you can.

Thinking of bringing a spouse or kids? Get some idea about what's around from the Hacker Widows and Hacker Orphans pages.