Learning from other/experienced speakers

For this year's London Perl Workshop (LPW) I've suggested that one of the themes could be "first-time speakers", which means we need to do things to encourage and help new people to speak.

I've some ideas for how we might do that, and am hoping others will have ideas too. This post is about one of those ideas.

The QA Hackathon 2016 was a great success!

As you're probably very aware by now, the Perl QA Hackathon was last weekend, and it was a great success. Just under 40 people assembled in Rugby in the UK, to work on the Perl and CPAN infrastructure that everyone using Perl relies on. Many bugs were fixed, problems solved, ideas germinated, and cans kicked down the road. Those same people working alone for 4 days would not have achieved anywhere near as much, and that's why we do this, every year.

CV-Library is sponsoring the QA Hackathon

We're delighted to announce that CV-Library is supporting the QA Hackthon for the first time, as a gold sponsor.

CV-Library is the UK's leading independent job site, attracting over 3.8 million unique job hunters every month and holding the nation's largest database of over 10 million CVs.

All our other sponsors for the QA Hackathon

The QA Hackathon (QAH) will be kicking off on Thursday morning this week, starting 4 days of intensive work on the CPAN toolchain, test frameworks, and other parts of the CPAN ecosystem. The participants will be gathering from all over the world on the Wednesday evening.

The QAH wouldn't be possible without the support of all of our generous sponsors. In this post we acknowledge the silver, bronze, and individual sponsors. Many of the Perl hackers taking part wouldn't be able to attend without your support. On behalf of the organisers and all attendees, thank you!

SureVoIP is sponsoring the QA Hackathon

We're very happy to announce that SureVoIP are supporting the QA Hackthon as a gold sponsor.

SureVoIP® (Suretec Systems Ltd.) is an Ofcom-registered Internet Telephony Service Provider supplying Hosted VoIP solutions, SIP trunks, UK inbound numbers, International SIP numbers, a partner program, public API (powered by Catalyst) and other related VoIP products and services.