patch -p2

November 27-30, 2014, office in Lyon, France.

Welcome to the patch -p2 hackathon! A new hackathon for people who love Perl. This 4 day event will focus on Act, the conference tool.

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. provides the room.
The French Perl Mongers brings food and beverages.

More details...

Where? When?

This hackathon will be held in office in Lyon, France.

patch -p2 starts on Thursday Nov 27th and ends on Sunday 30th, from 9:00 to 19:00, non-stop.

How much?

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 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.

More details...

Register here

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 .
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 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?

Check the wiki.
We'll have dinner at Café Perl on Thursday.
Tutti Quanti (italian food) on Friday.
La petite Tendance (lebanese food) on Saturday.


If you have any questions, email us at or at

Please register for the event here.