Oslo Perl 6 Hackaton 2009

This year, Oslo Perl Mongers will be hosting the Nordic Perl Workshop on April 16-17th 2009. The topics we'd like to focus on are Perl 6, Rakudo, Parrot, modern use of Perl 5 and some of the efforts from the Enlightend Perl organization. To make everything more interesting, we'd like to invite you to:

Oslo Perl 6+Enlightened Perl Hackathon 2009

Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th and Monday 20th of April at Redpill-Linpro's training facilities in Oslo.

We had a very successful Hackathon there for the Perl-QA people last April, and would like to offer the same opportunity to the Perl 6 and Enlightened Perl people this time.

Details are sketchy still, but we know at least this:

  1. The Hackathon will happen. Redpill-Linpro are giving access to their nice offices and sponsoring us with food, drink, technical infrastructure and time from their employees.
  2. get an overview over this site and what it contains
  3. Nordic Perl Workshop is going to have a (two-day) track dedicated almost only to all things Perl 6, and another one with interesting topics about modern use of Perl 5. Our ambition is to use the conference as a recruiting ground for people who would like to learn about and hack on the projects related to the hackathon.
  4. If all goes well, we might even have a small hackathon-like gig on thursday evening at NPW. The goal with this is to show new people what a hackathon is about and how easy it is to join in. PerlJam suggested making it into a "food for bugfixes" event, perhaps with old-timers helping the newbies with the bug fixing?
  5. We have sponsorship (travel + hotel) for a couple of people already! More details later.

We're looking forward to the hackathon, but to make it a success WE NEED YOUR HELP. Update this page, tell us what you'd like to do, tell people about the hackathon.


This is a preliminary schedule...

  Wednesday 2009-04-15 Thursday 2009-04-16 Friday 2009-04-17 Saturday 2009-04-18 Sunday 2009-04-19 Monday 2009-04-20


  Nordic Perl Workshop and Go Open day 1 Nordic Perl Workshop and Go Open day 2

Hackathon day 1
Gabor's "Hands-on Perl 6" class

Hackathon day 2 Hackathon day 3


      Daily wrap-up meeting Daily wrap-up meeting Hackathon wrap-up meeting


Social event?

Go Open "Meet the Experts".
Maybe a mini-hackathon at the
conference venue?

Conference dinner? More hacking, or a social event? More hacking, or a social event? Hackathon dinner?


(If you are planning to attend the hackathon please add your name here)

(Please also add some ideas on what are you planning to do/what you did during the hackathon)


Ideas for social events


Karl Rune Nilsen, krunen (at) gmail (Perl 6 track)
Marcus Ramberg, marcus (dot) ramberg (at) gmail (dot) com (EPO track)
Salve J. Nilsen, sjn (at) pvv (dot) org