Nominate Perl heroes for the 2016 White Camel Awards

We're looking for nominations for the 2016 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!

Kickstart Learning Perl 6!

I need everyone's help! Perl 6 had its Christmas release, it's mostly easy to install now, and the language is stable enough that something I write this year will most likely be true next year. O'Reilly wants to publish it and we already have a mock-up of a cover. I want to write this book but I need some financial space to make it possible.

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The Lyon Compromise on Perl version formats

I fixed some tests in Module::Release because I supported v-strings and dev versions at the same time. Even though I don't use v-strings, the module would recognize v1.2.3_1. Andreas caught this because he does this amazing work to test CPAN breakage. John Peacock noted that version changed due to the "Lyon Compromise" from the 2014 Perl QA Hackathon. I know about the /var/www/users/brian_d_foy/index.html

The White Camel Awards, 2015 Edition

white_camel_2015.pngThe White Camel Awards recognize outstanding, non-technical achievement in Perl. Started in 1999 by Perl mongers and later merged with The Perl Foundation, the awards committee selects three names from a long list of worthy Perl volunteers to recognize hard work in Perl…