Perl 6
Oslo Perl 6 Hackaton 2009: Revision 18

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. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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 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)

  • Gabor Szabo
  • Carl Masak
  • Cosimo Streppone
  • Jonathan Worthington
  • Salve J. Nilsen (organizer)


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

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