Hackathon Toronto, Apr 28, 2007
Hackathon Toronto, Apr 28, 2007: Revision 2

Welcome to the Workspace

This is the home page wiki for Hackathon Toronto, Saturday, April 28, 2007.

Please feel free to add or modify pages -- even this one -- as you see fit. That's the idea of a Workspace.

  • If you'd like an introductory tour of the Socialtext Workspace, start here.
  • Every once in a while, visit What's new (next to Quick jump, at the top) to see recent changes and additions, and see Socialtext Documentation for tips to use this Workspace.
  • Click the Edit button to edit any page you're viewing.
  • To make links, type some text, then select it and click on base/images/wikiwyg_icons/link.gif in the toolbar.

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.


116 Industry Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. See Location for directions and how to get into the building.


Sign up on the Attendees page.


Because collective hacking is fun.

Communications (human, email, and computer)

Hackathon logistics

  • The Todo list tracks organizational tasks. Add your name if you can help out.


Lodging, Food, and Meeting space


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)

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.

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

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Upload file" your file will be uploaded and added to the list of attachments for this page.

Maximum file size: 50MB

File Name Author Date Uploaded Size

Save Page As

Enter a meaningful and distinctive title for your page.

Page Title:

Tip: You'll be able to find this page later by using the title you choose.

Page Already Exists

There is already a page named XXX. Would you like to:

Save with a different name:

Save the page with the name "XXX"

Append your text to the bottom of the existing page named: "XXX"

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Add file" this file will be added to the list of attachments for this page, and uploaded when you save the page.

Add Tags

Enter a tag and click "Add tag". The tag will be saved when you save the page.