2011.09.09 in #7'nom' branch is now default, release status
Patrick Michaud (pmichaud) provides us with an update on the status of the Rakudo development. The next release is further delayed but the good news that it will already come from the new 'nom' branch that is the new rewrite of the whole engine.
2012.08.02 in #58A Rakudo Performance
This is the lightning talk Patrick Michaud gave at YAPC::NA 2012. This is what got me enthusiastic again, and got me to start the Perl 6 Maven site. Watch it only if you are not afraid of getting trapped in the world of Perl 6!