Issue #286 - 2017-01-16 - CFP of The Perl Conference 2017

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Happy Monday!

It's a little bit of a slow news week--which is fortunate for me, since it's been crazy busy elsewhere in my life! Here are a few bits from around the web for this week. As many of you know, I also write at, and we had a couple of articles this week that I thought might be of interest to Perl folk as well.

D Ruth Holloway


The Perl Conference 2017 CFP

The CFP for The Perl Conference 2017 in DC remains open until March 6, so get your presentation ideas turned in right away at! The conference will be held June 18-23.


Tips for non-native English speakers working on open source projects

by Masayuki Igawa

From, Masayuki Igawa shares challenges and solutions for non-native English speakers who wish to contribute to open source, focusing on the OpenStack community, but the principles map well to other communities!

How companies can help employees contribute to open source

by Neeraj Kumar

Regular contributions to open source projects is widely known by developers to be good for the resume--but not all companies are as encouraging about open source participation as they could be. In this article from, Neeraj gives tips for companies wanting to help employees contribute, and find better balance in their lives.

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Symbolic XOR

by Jeremy Holland

New Perl blogger morandimus muses about something missing from Perl...

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