Nominate Perl heroes for the 2018 White Camel Awards

It's the 20th anniversary of the White Camel Awards!

We're looking for nominations for the 2018 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!

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To nominate someone, you can send me a name and your reasoning through any means you like. Reply here, post on Twitter (note @briandfoy_perl or use the #whitecamelaward tag so I'll find it), send me email, hold up a banner at the a famous sporting event where someone breaks a record and all the news covers it (I know, hard to plan), or something more creative. Note, however, that the method of nomination does not factor into our decision!


Here's a (not so short) list:
* Tom Browder
* Jonathan Worthington
* Alex Daniel
* Zoffix Znet
* Samantha McVey
* Stefen Seifert
* ugexe
* Mark Keating
* Mohammad S Anwar
* Curtis "Ovid" Poe

Zoffix Znet for doing most of the work for releasing v6.d and making progress on the branding issue.

I propose 3 people from the Perl 6 community:

- Zoffix Znet: Zoffix was for a long time the Release manager of Rakudo. He was also the main driving in the 6.d Diwali efforts, the biggest Perl6 release after the Christmas release in 2015. Great job on both fronts.

- Alex Daniel: Alex took the reign as the new release manager of Rakudo. In the period he's responsible for the Rakudo releases, he has made many improvements to make sure the releases are well tested.

- JJ Merelo: JJ took the Perl 6 documentation under his wings and the results have been spectacular in my opinion. He's also very active on Stackoverflow making sure Perl 6 / Raku is present.

(ok the first part is somewhat technical, so feel free to scratch it out)

As a previous White Camel Award winner, I hope my opinion that Perl 6 is also Perl and that therefore Perl 6 people can also win a White Camel Award, would be of some value.

I would like to nominate the following people (and they are not just Perl 6 people), because they have been promoting Perl for quite some years, for instance by (co-) organising events and (online and other) activities, and answering questions (technical and/or about the community), or contributing to marketing:
* Dan Wright
* Curtis Poe (aka Ovid)
* Mark Keating
* Tom Browder
* Jonathan Worthington
* JJ Merelo
* Alex-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev
* Zoffix Znet
* Ralph Mellor (aka raiph)
* Samantha McVey (aka samcv)
* Stefen Seifert (aka nine)
* Nick Logan (aka ugexe)
* Mohammad S Anwar (aka manwar)
* Mark Overmeer
* Johan Vromans

p5p David Mitchell
p5p Sawyer X
Mojolicious sri
AI::MXNet Sergey V. Kolychev

My understanding was this award is for “the” Perl community so I’m surprised to see Perl 5/6 discussion here. In my view we have only one Perl community and it can’t be divisible. For example Jim Keenan, my good friend and a former award recipient, is leading New York City Perl community both in Perl 5 and 6.

Anyway I started conversation with the TPF board about it so we can get clarification.

(I am a board member of the TPF board but obviously this comment does not reflect TPF’s view)

I second the nomination for Dan Wright.

What did eventually happen here? Has the deadlin for nominations passed? Has it been decided?

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user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).