Issue #248 - 2016-04-25 - O pumpking! My pumpking!

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Hi there,

It is strange. Last week's issue was quite thin, but this week, maybe due to the QA Hackathon there are plenty of articles. A whole bunch is about the QAH, but there are many other, unrelated articles as well.

And of course the big news that was announced last week, that RJBS, the Pumpking has resigned still echoes. Both in posts where people are thanking his work and announcement of the new Pumpking.

There were two new events announced too. Both in September in Austria. I wonder if one could go to the first one and than cycle over to the second one which is about 500 km away.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Perl Dancer Conference 2016

by Sam Batschelet (HEXFUSION)

The next Perl Dancer conference is going to be on September 21-22, 2016, in Vienna, Austria.

Announcing Alpine Perl Workshop 2016

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

This year, Austrian and Swiss Perl Monger groups join forces to host the first Alpine Perl Workshop, taking place at the Medical University of Innsbruck on 2nd and 3rd September 2016.


Perl QA Hackathon in Pictures and Tweets

A great collection of Tweets including some fun pictures from the Perl QA Hackathon.

Rugby to host Global Open Source Software Convention

It's a bit late to post it now, but it is still fun to see how the local newspaper reports about the Perl QA Hackathon

Perl QA Hackathon 2016: Configure

by Aaron Crane (ARC)

Aaron learning and explaining a bit about metaconfig and how it is used in the configuration of perl.

Half time at the Perl QA Hackathon 2016

by Paul Johnson (PJCJ)

As Paul puts it: 'A large part of the value of the QA hackathon is in the discussions that take place when people can sit together and thrash something out, or bounce ideas off each other.'



When RFCs attack: HTTP::Tiny is getting stricter

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

The RFCs were updated and David is trying to follow the rules. Please make sure your application still works after upgrading!



Mar/Apr 2016 Grant Votes

The 'Test2 Manual' grant request of Chad 'Exodist' Granum has been approved.

Perl 5

O pumpking! My pumpking!

by Aaron Crane (ARC)

As Rik (aka. Ricardo Signes) has announced his resignation from being the Pumpking, the folks at the QA Hackathon felt they have the opportunity to thank him for his 4.5 years tenure by giving him a silver camel.

The Great Pumpkin

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Sawyer X is the new Pumpking.

Perl 6

Framing the problem

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

Way too much information about call frames, also known as invocation records.


Veure's Test Suite

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

In case you are interested how Ovid is actually writing and running tests.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Brian's Highlights from the DC Baltimore Perl Workshop

by Brian Duggan (BDUGGAN)

Whenever you are wondering if it would be worth going to a Perl event looking at the reports from previous events is a great source of inspiration. I hope more event organizers will start collecting these links, putting them on their web site and using them in the coming years as promotional material.

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