Issue #427 - 2019-09-30 - Hacktoberfest starts tomorrow

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Hacktoberfest is the annual excuse created by Digital Ocean to contribute to an Open Source project.

According to the most recent survey of Stack Overflow 36% of their respondents have never contributed to Open Source and 28% did that less than once a year.

If you are among these 54% it is a very good opportunity to participate in the Hacktoberfest and use that as an excuse to learn how to make a change or to have at least 4 contributions this year.

If you are an experienced contributor, then just keep doing your thing. On the long run it pays off.

There are 3 posts dealing with Perl and the Hacktoberfest. Find the one that fits you and let us know about your progress!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Hacktoberfest 2019

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Hacktoberfest starts tomorrow. brian d foy gives you some directions what to hack on if you'd like to participate. It is fun even if you don't want the T-shirt.

Hacktoberfest with Perl Weekly Challenge

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

If you do the Perl Weekly Challenges every week then you'll have more than enough PRs to meet the requirements. However Mohammad wants more. With enough people doing the Perl Weekly Challenge he wants it to be a star in the overall competition of projects that got the most Pull-requests in October.

Hacktoberfest 2019 and Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Some low-hanging fruits of PRs that can help improve the overall health of the CPAN ecosystem.


perlres - List of resources about Perl

by Thibault Duponchelle

A huge list of Perl-related resource. Hosted in a GitHub repository so you can easily send suggestions in the form of a Pull-Request. If you do it in October, you might even earn a T-shirt.

Perl Weekly Challenge

The Perl Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone. You can even win the prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. The weekly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 028

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Don't miss the fun and try new challenges every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 027

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Review of last week challenge. There are plenty of great solutions.

Meet The Champion - Roger Bell_West

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 026" winner Roger Bell_West.

Perl Weekly Challenge 027

by Adam Russell

Adam shares how he used standard formula to figure out intersection of two lines.

Historical Intersection with Perl 6

by Arne Sommer

One thing special about Arne's blog other than his writing skill, is the catchy title.

Perl Weekly Challenge 027: Intersection of Straight Lines and Historical Data

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba took us back to school with a refresher for finding the intersection of two lines.

Perl Weekly Challenge 27: Intersection Point and Historical Values

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's blog is like reading a book, comprehensive analysis of each tasks.

Perl 6

Path to Raku

by Jonathan Worthington (JONATHAN)

The opinion of Jonathan regarding the Perl 6 name change.

2019.38 For Else Itch

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections


London Perl Workshop 2019

October 19, 2019. David Game College, 31 Jewry St, London EC3N 2ET

Barcelona Perl and Friends 2019

November 9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. A free one-day conference for Geeks and Friends

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