Monthly Report - August

Time for another monthly report? Time just flies.

It was the most busiest month of the year 2020 for me. Of course, most of my spare time was dedicated to The Weekly Challenge. We, as a team, created record of 100+ contributions 4 weeks in a row. It was hectic and exhausting, I must admit.

With every passing week, the team is also growing. Team members are blogging more often. As of today, we have received 3000+ Perl contributions and 2000+ Raku contributions. For blogs, very soon we would cross 1000 mark, currently it stands at 940. Did I expect such response in the beginning? No, never dream of such support.

Encouraged by Gabor Szabo, I created my Patreon profile for the first time. I am overwhelmed by the support I have received so far. I would like to take this opportunitity to thank each and every supporters.

As you all know, I have been doing live coding session every week working with the weekly challenges. I am happy to share that we now have 100+ subscribers to the YouTube Channel. I would like to thank everyone for the support and encouragement.

Did you notice, Hacktoberfest is just around the corner?

I am under stress to match my last year contributions if not beat it. If you noticed my performance so far in year 2020 then you would know why I am stressed out. I barely touched the 2-digit figure each month. In the last two years, I have contributed on average 5 Pull Requests every day during the month. So I doubt if I could even get 1 Pull Request per day on average. Having said that I am not loosing hope but I am little nervous. Wish me luck.

If you want to take part in the upcoming Hacktoberfest event then please join us at The Weekly Challenge. By doing the weekly challenge during the month would be enough to get you the prize, special edition T-shirt.

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

Pull Request

5 Pull Requests submitted in the month of August.

2332 Pull Requests altogether.

Git Commits

848 commits recorded in the month of August, the best performance of the year 2020.

Overall 5472 commits recorded in the year 2020.

The Weekly Challenge

Following weekly challenges proposed in the month of August

And RECAPS are listed as below:

YouTube Channel

There are plenty of vides available on my YouTube Channel. If you like the video then please do subscribe to my channel so that you don't miss the weekly fun live coding videos.

Following videos created during the month of August.

Meet The Champion

Last month, we declared Walt Mankowski as the Champion of the Weekly Challenge.

If you are interested in past champions interview then you can find it all here.

Pull Request Club

Last month, I received HTML::FormFu by Carl Franks. I submitted one Pull Request and it has already been accepted and merged by Nigel Metheringham.

Perl Blog

Last month, I blogged about the following topics.

Perl Weekly Newsletter

Last month, I edited two editions of The Perl Weekly newsletter i.e. Issue #472 and Issue #474.

Adopt CPAN Module

None in the last month.

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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.