The Perl QA Hackathon is still looking for Sponsors
Last year I shared an article about how You Can Help MetaCPAN by Helping the QA Hackathon. A year later, you can still help MetaCPAN by helping the QA Hackathon. As one of the core MetaCPAN developers, I'm planning to attend this event next month. It's still the best chance that I get to sit down and focus on MetaCPAN. MetaCPAN has had the good fortune of having multiple interns working on code since the Hackathon last year and we've made a lot of headway, but there's a lot of heavy lifting which still needs to be done, particularly around how we use Elasticsearch. This is also a good chance for me to be in the same room with folks who work on the toolchain and to get a better feel for how MetaCPAN can help them.
Just to summarize the much more eloquent posts which have preceded mine, Mr. Neil Bowers of White Camel fame shared a very good summary of what goes on at a QA Hackathon.
In addition to this David Farrell wrote an excellent piece on why the QA Hackathon is a unique event. (He even had the good taste to feature some truly handsome devils right at the top).
The QA Hackathon is probably not widely well understood, but these articles do well to explain what this event is and why it's important. Please take 10 minutes out of your day and give them a read if you're hazy on why this event is sponsor money well spent.
Individuals may donate directly via the QA Hackathon site (scroll to the bottom). However, if you know of a potential corporate sponsor (or are a potential sponsor), please get in touch with me so that someone on the fundraising team can go over the sponsorship options with them. My contact info is easy to find on MetaCPAN.