Steal this for Perl hackathons
I'm at a conference in Portland this week to learn about a web framework called Symfony2 for my $DAYJOB. The Symfony2 stuff is all co-located with DrupalCon 2013 and one of the rooms across the hall from our workshop was for Drupal sprints. The sign in the picture was posted outside - and it makes it super clear that newbies are welcome, and who they should try to find to get going on a task quickly.
This is an idea we need to steal for Perl hackathons.