Monthly Report - October

October has been always the busiest month of the year for one annual event Hacktoberfest. However this time, we have had London Perl Workshop annual event as well. On top of all these, I have had to manage Perl Weekly Challenge. I have been participating Hacktoberfest since 2015. It was first introduced to me by Neil Bowers. Last year, I contributed 155 Pull Requests in the month of October. Having done this, I never thought I would ever break this record. Luckily I submitted 160 Pull Request last month.

Here is the breakdown:

  • Merged: 90
  • Close (unmerged): 17
  • Open: 53

I have been attending London Perl Workshop for many years but this year was very special for me for two reasons. One, for the first time, I gave talk on Raku and second, this year I gave 2 talks for the first time. Also both talks finished on the dot to my surprise. I really missed Liz & Wendy this time. I don't remember if they ever missed before. I hope they would attend the next year European Perl Conference in Amsterdam.

Last but not the least, Perl Weekly Challenge Team participated in the Hacktoberfest and contributed 185 Pull Requests.

Let's take a quick look through last month main activities.

  • Pull Request
  • Git Commits
  • Perl Weekly Challenge
  • Pull Request Club
  • Perl Blog
  • PerlWeekly Newsletter
  • Adopt CPAN Module

Pull Request

160 Pull Requests submitted in the month of October. With this I have now completed 50+ Pull Request every month so far in the year 2019, one of my new year resolutions.

2154 Pull Requests altogether.

Git Commits

1474 commits recorded in the month of October.

Overall 8284 commits recorded so far in the year 2019.

Perl Weekly Challenge

Perl Weekly Challenge proposed in the month of October

I have also reviewed the weekly challenges and they are listed as below:

Please checkout the interview with the last month champions.

Pull Request Club

Last month, I received HTTP::BrowserDetect by Olaf Alders. I submitted one Pull Request and it is already accepted and merged by the author.

Perl Blog

Last month, I blogged about the following topics.

Perl Weekly Newsletter

Last month, I edited 2 editions of The Perl Weekly newsletter i.e. Issue #428 and Issue #430.

Adopt CPAN Module

None in the last month.

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About Mohammad S Anwar

user-pic CPAN Contributor. Co-editor of Perl Weekly newsletter. Run Perl Weekly Challenge @PerlWChallenge. Father of 3 angels. Indian by birth, British by choice.