Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Post-hackathon thoughts

It has been a few days, and we have (sort of) landed.

I shall call this year's Perl 6 Patterns hackathon a success, judging by how the participants seemed to enjoy themselves during the hackathon, and the inspired blogging afterwards.

Salve (sjn) and Rune (krunen) have, on behalf of, delivered to standards that I am a bit worried that guests now will come to expect ;), and although I did not have capacity to help with much, I am happy with how everything turned out, except for one thing:

Damian caught a cold, and was essentially out of the loop for most of the hackathon.


But he delivered a kick-ass talk on Thursday, and was very helpful and a very good resource before he somewhat reluctantly accepted the thrown towel.

I did not do much hacking this year myself, but I managed to revive some of my Perl 6 skills. I even fiddled a bit with the cookbook (dormant for three years or so, and therefore slightly out-of-date in some respects). I hope to contribute more to that piece of documentation in the coming months.

The bonus if I manage to work my way through it, is that I will be pretty much up to speed with the language. Win!

My thanks go to all the participants of the Hackathon, without you, Perl 6 would be much the poorer!

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