Q. What is a hackathon?
A. In the Perl world, it's a meeting, generally of one day's or a weekend's length, where Perl hackers come together in one physical location (primarily) to work collectively on projects which will improve Perl, CPAN and the Perl ecosystem.
Q. What is a "distributed" hackathon? Is it something like a "distributed" source code control system?
A. In a way. A distributed hackathon, like a distributed source code control system, is designed from the outset to…