Issue #398 - 2019-03-11 - London Hack Day

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In the PerlWeekly Newsletter Issue 396, I proposed the idea of "Perl Weekly Challenge". I have since got very positive response so far. In the next couple of weeks, I would official launch the challenge. If you want to have fun and challenge yourself, be it Perl 5 or Perl 6, then drop me a line at You don't have to be an expert to join the challenge.

On 28th Feb 2019, we had our first London.PM Tech Meet, During the event, I proposed the idea of Hack Day. One person sitting in the audience later told me that Sue Spence did something similar in the past. I contacted her and she gave me some very usefull ideas. This is still in the design stage. I would like to request anyone keen to be part of "London Hack Day" then please get in touch with me. Or if you have any suggestions then please drop me a line.

Coming back to the talk of the town, the most popular German Perl Workshop 2019. It was held in Munich this year with great speakers as usual. if you missed the event for any reason then take a look at the slides of some of the talks list down below.

As you all aware the next European Perl Conference is going to be held in Riga, 7-9 August, keeping the tradition Geekuni is providing FREE training and discount on the tickets in the lead-up to the conference in the hope more beginners can attend. For more information, please visit here.

Enjoy reading this week newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


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How to get your Pull Request accepted

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

In the recent article published on, I shared the secret to get Pull Request accepted.


GSoC - Perl Projects

Here is the list of Perl Projects suitable for GSoC. Get in touch with the mentor of your preferred project.


Perl 6 EU Edition

by Arne Sommer

Interesting and smart Perl 6 examples. One advise about EVAL was new to me, about we must specify 'use MONKEY-SEE-NO-EVAL' to make EVAL safe and less dangerous.



by Andy Lester (PETDANCE)

Andy Lester recently released the distribution SQL::Tiny that can be used to generate SQL code for simple cases. He needed it to replace lots of adhoc SQL in some of his test suites.


MoarVM JIT Compiler Expression Backend

by Mark A Jensen (MAJENSEN)

Mark Jensen is talking about the Grant Report by Bart Wiegmans with regard to MoarVM JIT Compiler Expressin Backend.


Perl 6 One-Liners

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Slides for the talk 'Perl 6 One-Liners' by Andrew Shitov at the GPW 2019.

CPAN Games

by Renee Baecker (RENEEB)

Slides for the talk 'CPAN Games' by Renee Baecker at the GPW 2019.

Introduction to Encoding

by Harald Jörg

Slides for the talk 'Introduction to Encoding' by Harald Jorg at the GPW 2019.

Vue for Perl Hackers

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Slides for the talk 'Vue for Perl Hackers' by Thomas Klausner at the GPW 2019.

Deploying Perl Apps using Docker, Gitlab & Kubernetes

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Slides for the talk 'Deploying Perl Apps using Docker, Gitlab & Kubernetes' by Thomas Klausner at the GPW 2019.

Creating a compiler in Perl 6

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Slides for the talk 'Creating a compiler in Perl 6' by Andrew Shitov at the GPW 2019.

Perl 5

Maintaining the Perl 5 Core

by Matthias Bloch

Matthias Bloch sharing the monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance.

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.

Perl 6

2019.09 Cool Stuff This Summer

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Idea of Raku

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki-san brought the most controversial subject and tried to explain in simple language.

Weekly collections

Event reports

German Perl Workshop 2019 - Report

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Domm very promptly shared his experience at GPW2019.


DC Baltimore Perl Workshop 2019

April 6th, 2019, Silver Spring, Maryland

European PerlCon 2019

August 7-9, 2019 Riga, Latvia

Swiss Perl Workshop 2019

August 16-17, 2019 Flörli Olten, Switzerland

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