As some of you are aware, this week is the Nordic Perl Workshop ,
and in the days immediately following the workshop we will have
the Oslo Perl 6 Hackathon . During the first day of the hackathon
Gabor Szabo will be doing a "Hands-on Perl 6 training" course ,
the other two days will be for various hacking tasks (both Perl 6
and Perl 5).
I personally have three goals for my participation at the
workshop and hackathon:
* Attend Gabor's course and take careful note of where issues
arise with using Rakudo Perl and/or Perl 6 (including filing
bug reports and/or answering questions as needed).
* Recruit and encourage people to write Perl 6 programs and
otherwise start hacking on/with Rakudo Perl.
* Meet with other principal Rakudo and Perl 6 designers and
implementors to plan the next phases of work and address any
significant obstacles currently before us.
For now I've started a page at
that lists a variety of specific ideas for things to work on
or address at the hackathon. I'm sure more ideas will arise
at NPW itself, and I invite others to add more items to the
list as well. Feel free to add things even if you won't be
making it to NPW or the hackathon itself; you may think of something
that we've overlooked, and there are other hackathons planned later
in the summer that will benefit from having the ideas.