My First Talk at The Perl Conference in Glasgow 2018

I am giving a short talk on "How to become a CPAN contibutor?" at the The Perl Conference in Glasgow 2018. This is going to be my first ever talk at the European Perl Conference. I have already prepared the first draft of the slides for my talk. I will be doing final cleanup in the next few days. I have also got the hotel and train tickets booked.

For a change, this time I am taking my family with me. The plan is to have Glasgow City tour one day and one day Edinburgh City tour with the family.

Before I was…

How I performed in June 2018 as compared to May 2018?

In my previous monthly report for May 2018, I mentioned that it was the best month ever since I started contributing. So the obvious comparison, did I do any better this month?

In short, it was not as good as it was last month. However, under the given circumstances, it was satisfactory. You might ask how do I rate my own performance. Some of the criteria are as below:

  • Pull Request
  • Git Commits
  • Pull Request Challenge
  • Perl Blog
  • PerlWeekly N…

Why May 2018 is so special?

As we entered the sixth month of the year 2018. So what have I achieved in May 2018? In short, plenty. Let me share the details.

May 2018 has been the best month so far in the year 2018. In this month, I submitted 60 Pull Requests. Only two occasions in the past where I had better number than May 2018. It was 77 Pull Requests in December 2016 and 63 Pull Requests in January 2017.

As of today, 2nd June 2018, I have submitted 858 /var/www/users/mohammad_s_anwar/index.html

CPAN Pull Request: Mission (Im)possible 2018

I remember the first distribution Plack::Middleware::Session, I received after joining the "Pull Request Challenge" by Neil Bowers in the January 2015. I was so nervous thinking about what to do with the distribution that I have never used before. I didn't want to embarrass myself in the very first month of the challenge. Somehow I prepared my first PR #25 and received positive response from the author. I must admit that the first year of PRC was very tough for me. I could only just manage to submit atleast one PR…

What after the Pull Request Challenge?

Ever since Neil Bowers decided he would stop the "PullRequest Challenge" at the end of the year 2018 in this blog, I have been thinking over time what next after. He even wrote a blog about his ideas.

I am kind of addicted to this phenomena by now. I can't think of life without it. I then noticed someone called, Kıvanç Yazan, taking the initiative. He even setup a website…