November 27-30, 2014, Booking.com office in Lyon, France.
What's a hackathon?
The web has several definition for "hackathon", from the simple meeting
of coders to the marathon with objectives, time-attack tracks, almost
organized as an eSport contest.
patch -p2 will not be that extreme. It will focus a modernization effort on Act.
Booking.com provides the room.
The French Perl Mongers brings food and beverages.
This hackathon will be held in Booking.com office in Lyon, France.
patch -p2 starts on Thursday Nov 27th and ends on Sunday 30th, from
9:00 to 19:00, non-stop.
Free. No fee.
The treasurer of the French Perl Mongers says I should say that
you can donate to our non-profit association if you want to.
There is also a Fund for Act development that is meant to help organizing such an event.
But the event is free of charge!
What about registration?
This edition is held in Booking.com office. We need to know who can enter and who cannot.
Moreover it always helps the organizers to know how many people to expect. And you can edit the wiki.
Perl 5 or Perl 6?
Act is written in Perl 5. This hackathon of modernization does not aim
to rewrite it in Perl 6.
Nevertheless some could start a prototype and prepare the next evolution...
Once I'm here, what's the plan?
We will be in a meeting room at Booking.com .
The lunch room is a couple of meters from it. You'll find there coffee, tea, juices, snacks...
Either you have an idea on what you want to achieve during those 4 days or you're just here to help.
In any case, let it know. We'll arrange connections with people who can help you and with people you could help.
Either you eat on site or you have a break outside. Your choice.
(Some) more details...
Who do you expect? Any skill required?
It's better if you know Perl and Act (the framework behind this
website, among others).
The website of Act also needs a brand new look. If you think you can help and can survive in a room of Perl hackers, come and help.
Code of Conduct?
None. Or just one sentence:
Be nice, pay attention to others.
We want to have a great time, so we expect you'll behave nicely. No need to insist on that.
The hackathon is held at Booking.com office. Respect the work of the employees.
Nevertheless there will be the organizers.
Don't let anyone piss you off, don't let anyone being pissed off.
Anything in the evenning?
Not yet. But, from experience, there will be.
Details will be in the wiki.
Please register for the event here.