Issue #530 - 2021-09-20 - Outreachy 2021

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Hi there

If you remember, I mentioned the Outreachy program in the editorial of the weekly newsletter edition #522. It has finally come to an end as Rosheen Naeem successfully completed the internship as reported by the TPF in a blog post. Congratulations Rosheen.

The Perl Foundation is looking for mentors and project ideas for the next Outreachy rounds. If you have Perl or Raku project ideas, please get in touch with TPF.

Many years ago, I was approached for help by the Open Food Facts team as they found out about my distribution, Food::ECodes. Unfortunately it didn't work out as I was too busy with my other pet projects. I hope one day I can contribute to Open Food Facts. I remember I had trouble setting up a local development environment for my contributions. I haven't had a chance to see if there has been any improvements in this area to help newcomers to contribute.

I request Perl fans to come forward and help the cool fun project Open Food Facts.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter and stay safe.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Board update September 2021

by Stuart Mackintosh

Daniel Sockwell has joined the Board.

Ann Barcomb study: Survey launch

by Nic Evans

Another survey launched.


How to show UTF-8 at the Windows command prompt

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Yuki sharing how to deal with UTF-8 in Windows.

My Favorite Warnings: redundant and missing

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom sharing his favourites warnings.

Next steps of research study launched - interviewees wanted

by Nic Evans

Looking for interviewees.


Monthly Report - August

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Time for monthly report, little late though.

The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 131

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Consecutive Arrays" and "Find Pairs". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 130

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Odd Number" and "Binary Search Tree" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 128

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 130: Odd Number

by Abigail

Abigail shared cool solutions in not just Perl but also some other languages.

These Binary Trees are Odd

by Adam Russell

Adam used struct to deal with the BST task. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

The Odd Tree with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Cool demo of dot and svg. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.

A First Pass at Object::Pad

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Pretty cool example and use of Object::Pad. Thanks for your contribution.

PWC130 - Odd Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I love the fact that the Perl solution looks like Raku and not the other way. Nice attempt.

PWC130 - Binary Search Tree

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

For a change, we have the Perl solution first followed by Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge Club - 130

by Ian Goodnight

Ian is on a declarative coding kick and is enjoying the Tree task. Keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge #130

by James Smith

Nice use of a bitwise operator to deal with the Odd Number task. Cool hack to flatten the tree before checking if it is BST.

Perl Weekly Challenge 130: Odd Number and Binary Search Tree

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent's use of a Bag to solve the Odd Number task gives us a clean one-liner. For BST, a recursive function is used.

Perl Weekly Challenge 130: quick

by Luca Ferrari

I hate trees with a passion! sums up all the emotion by Luca. However we still got clean Raku code.

Perl Weekly Challenge 130

by W Luis Mochan

For the first task, Luis, used YAML for his tree representation. It made the search really fun.

Perl Weekly Challenge 130: An Odd Tree

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger shared a Raku version of the Odd Number task. I loved the Postscript solution.


2021.37 Receding

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Pop Quiz and Your New Perl Role! 100% Remote within UK

This is the role for you if you want start-up vibes in an established company. Not feeling the urge to commute during these socially distanced times and beyond? Not a problem. The role is 100% remote-friendly for folks in the UK. The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks.

What would your computer say about you? Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

Our client is the worldwide leader in machine intelligence for matching people with jobs, which is to say that when it comes to hiring, they know what they’re doing. Applicants, bring your “A” game: they’re looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer who has strong Perl and Python

Wanted: Senior Perl developers with good karma. Remote Perl within UK, South Africa and Switzerland

Our client is a multinational fundraising group that works with thousands of charities to provide cloud-based management tools, a dedicated social fundraising platform, and a secure channel for charities to receive funds. They're looking for a strong Perl developer who also has automated payment experience.

Let’s do an experiment! Perl role in Canberra, Australia

This thoughtful company helps to develop new species of plants. They deliver cost-efficient genotyping technology that promotes the development of better, stronger crops adapted to suit their environment. On a planet whose climate is changing, it sounds like the place to be is on the team designing hardy plants for our brave new world! Looking for a Modern Perl developer to join their team.

Scrooge had it right! Perl role in Vienna

Perl programmers, are you ready to get your Scrooge on and help others save money? Here’s what you need to know: this company is looking for someone who will deliver strong content and well-executed info to keep their users in the black. This client is located in Vienna, Austria, and is looking for candidates with strong Modern Perl, PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch.

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