A Tale of Two YAPC's

This year the Send-A-Newbie fund will send an attendee to two different YAPCs. We were asked in early 2014 if we could sponsor an attendee to go to YAPC Asia this year instead of YAPC::EU as it made more sense for the attendee. We agreed so we have split the available funds across the two events.

For YAPC::EU in Sofia, Bulgaria we will be sending Upasana Shukla. Upasana is a Perl programmer who firmly believes in Open Source, she is sponsored by a number of organisations to do work within the community. Last year Upasana worked as part of the Gnome Outreach programme on Moose.

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Let's top git.io

So, very recently the excellent Vastyn (Henry Van Styn) pointed out that we should be at the top of git.io:

" I came across our very own Kent Fredric’s GitHub profile today and did a double-take when I read his contrib stats:

https://github.com/kentfredric
# "Year of contributions: 21,996 total

Without even speculating by what kind of dedication/witchcraft this number is even possible, it made me curious about stats in general for GitHub, and some googling turned up this page:

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Google Summer of Code 2014 (Update 2)

The Accepted Students and Proposals

It is my pleasure to report that all five proposals that we selected for the Google Summer of Code on behalf of the Perl Foundation have been accepted for inclusion in the program this year.

The five proposals are:

The next few weeks will see the students and mentors start work on the projects and start the process of writing code. As we progress through the program it is my intention to make sure the students and mentors post regular updates to blogs and to update the community on how well we are progressing.

Let me take the opportunity to thank all the students and mentors who applied and were not succesful this year in either being accepted or having a student to administer. Your willingness and enthusiam is why we have been able to re-join this programme and gain succesful applications and I cannot thank you enough for that.

Please make sure you keep up with the event and talk to us on list and in channel, there may be an opportunity to help with the Google Code-in or next year's Summer of Code.

Google Summer of Code 2014 (Update 2)

The Accepted Students and Proposals

It is my pleasure to report that all five proposals that we selected for the Google Summer of Code on behalf of the Perl Foundation have been accepted for inclusion in the program this year.

The five proposals are:

The next few weeks will see the students and mentors start work on the projects and start the process of writing code. As we progress through the program it is my intention to make sure the students and mentors post regular updates to blogs and to update the community on how well we are progressing.

Let me take the opportunity to thank all the students and mentors who applied and were not succesful this year in either being accepted or having a student to administer. Your willingness and enthusiam is why we have been able to re-join this programme and gain succesful applications and I cannot thank you enough for that.

Please make sure you keep up with the event and talk to us on list and in channel, there may be an opportunity to help with the Google Code-in or next year's Summer of Code.

CTRL O Sponsor the DBIx::Class Hackathon

The organisers of the DBIx::Class hackathon would like to extend our thanks and warmest regards to CTRL O (ctrolo.com) for their generous support of this year's hackathon.

CTRL O will sponsor the food for all the attendees on the day of the event and have done so to help contribute back to a project and community who have provided them with a magnificent tool and useful help via irc and mailing lists. We would like to extend our…