Issue #428 - 2019-10-07 - Hackoberfest - Fun begins...

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Hi there

Digital Ocean sponsored annual event Hacktoberfest made an impactful start last week. Every social platforms were full of blogs about how to participate. brian d foy wrote an article to someone starting the challenge first time. Similarly, Gabor Szabo also wrote an article to guide first timers.

I also noticed "Perl Weekly Challenge" members actively taking part in the weekly challenge to fulfill the required number of Pull Request for Hacktoberfest. There are plenty of help available online, if you want to get on with the Hacktoberfest challenge. Feel free to contact me at if you are running out of ideas.

Happy Hacking Hacktoberfest !!!

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


New TPF Blog Site Now Live

by Jim Brandt

Jim announcing the new TPF blog site giving the details what went in.

Details of the new TPF blog site

by Henry Van Styn (VANSTYN)

Henry announced TPF news site has been moved to

LibreDWG - News: libredwg-0.9 released

by Reini Urban (RURBAN)

Reini shared major release, the first beta, adding the new dxf importer, and dxf2dwg (experimental), the first usage of the new dynapi and the encoder.


Monthly Report - September

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Usual monthly report about what I did last month.

How to contribute to DEV this hacktoberfest

by Ben Halpern

Ben shares ideas how to contribute to


A small DB change and a lot of problems

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

A short story about how a small DB change made Thomas question google cloud, Postgres and his sanity.


Paws for Fun and Profit. Part the First.

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

John is back with the blog series on PAWS. Here is the first part.

Paws for Fun and Profit. Part the Second

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

Pease follow the PAWS blog series by John, part two.

Flags, Switches and Unicode in Perl

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave always pick the topic that is so commonly used in the devs life. He then starts analysing the different aspects that you would never bother talking about before. Dave's quality writing skill makes it very special.

Barcelona Perl & Friends - Talks

Checkout the talks lined up for the next Barcelona Perl & Friends 2019 event.


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 - 029

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 - 028

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Scimon Proctor

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 027" winner Scimon Proctor.

Perl Weekly Challenge 028

by Adam Russell

Adam solved the "Digital Clock" using POE::Component::Schedule and some ANSI escape codes. Please do checkout.

Perl 6 Binary Clock

by Arne Sommer

Arne discussed Task #1, Unicode vs ASCII in particular in great detail. You can't afford to miss it.

Fake Seven-Segment Displays with Perl and SVG

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave impressed me with his Digital Clock solution. You must checkout.

Perl Weekly Challenge 028: File Content and Digital Clock

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba never used file test operator -T and -B operators before. In this blog, he shared his journey.

Perl Weekly Challenge 28: File Type and Digital Clock

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent shared nice little background of file type checking. I liked how he dealt in Perl6. You can't afford to miss it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 28

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger discuss how he used Imager::Color to create Digital Clock. You must checkout his unique implementation.

Perl 6

2019.39 With A Lump

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections


London Perl Workshop 2019

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

Barcelon Perl and Friends 2019

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

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Largest Perl team in London with beautiful Docklands offices

Large, dynamic Perl team in Canary Wharf looking for mid-level and senior developers. The company has maintained its small company feel, despite being bought a few years ago by a much larger company, and the office is super-friendly and supportive.

Sometimes, it's about the people - Perl developer in West London

Your average Perl development role, but with a personal recommendation from me that your colleagues are great people, and that I’d be surprised if you didn’t enjoy your time there. Going to work each day is much more enjoyable when there's a great company culture and you actually like your colleagues..

Do one thing, do it well, and do it with Perl (US)

The company has longevity as well, and that’s no accident – they like what they do, and they do it well. They’ve stuck with their core competency and forging considered and effective decisions across their history.

Modern Perl developers needed to drive medical diagnosis into the future

A Cambridge-based provider of a revolutionary diagnostic tool for clinicians is looking for Modern Perl developers who are passionate about using their tech skills to help further the field of medicine. You’ll be building the tools that scientists are using to cure disease.

There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch . . . Or is There?

Hungry for a change? It’s only one click away! Our Houston-area client has several openings ranging from junior Perl programmers with 1-2 years’ experience, all the way up to the 40-year veterans. Not in Houston? No problem! This company has a relocation program because they want to hire the best of the best.

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