Perl QA Hackathon 2012 in Paris

What is the QA Hackathon?

A free of charge coding workshop for people involved in Quality Assurance, testing, packaging, CPAN, and other projects related to quality assurance. The workshop is not necessarily exclusive to Perl projects, however, many of the attendees will be planning to work on projects that have a direct benefit to the Perl language.

The Perl QA Hackathon is the next in a series of annual events, following on from successful Hackathons in:

These events were a great success for the Perl and Open Source communities, as well as the attendees.

When, and where, is it happening?

The hackathon is a three day event that takes place from Friday March 30th to Sunday April, 1st 2012, from 9:00 to 19:00.

The Perl QA Hackathon 2012 will be held in the beautiful European city of Paris, France, at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie.

Latest News

15/04/12 Thanks for supporting the Perl QA Hackathon 2012

The Perl QA Hackathon 2012 is now over. The event took place 2 weeks ago, for three days, and was well received by the attendees both on the technical side (having all of them in the same location) and on the social and logistical side (thanks to your support).

In the end, 40 people from 11 countries attended the hackathon. These people are well-known in the Perl community for their interest in and their knowledge of Perl, Quality Assurance and the CPAN toolchain. They spent three days together in Paris, in the "Carrefour Numérique" of "La Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie-Universcience", debugging, improving, creating processes, tools, test environments for the good of the Perl community.

The results of the week-end are listed on the hackathon website:

Such results would never have been possible without the logistical support provided to our hackers. We would never have been able to provide it without you, our sponsors for the Perl QA Hackathon 2012.

On behalf of the Perl community, I would like to thank you for your support.

The money collected has been spent on travel (32%) and hotel (20%) refunds for some attendees, catering (34%) and bank fees. The surplus (10 %) will be donated to the organizers of the Perl QA Hackathon 2013, which will be held in London. The final budget will be available in a few days on the hackathon website.

Among the wiki pages added at the end of the week-end, a page collecting blog posts has been started: It collects links to blog posts that talk about the event.

Once again, the Perl QA Hackathon 2012 participants and organizers, as well as the Perl community as a whole, would like to thank for the support you have provided to this event.

Our partner:

Our "corporate" sponsors:

Our "Community" sponsors:

Our in-kind sponsors (they sponsored directly attendees):

Our donators:

  • Martin Evans
  • Mark Keating
  • Prakash Kailasa
  • Neil Bowers
  • 加藤 敦 (Ktat)
  • Karen Pauley
  • Chad Davis
  • Franck Cuny
  • 近藤嘉雪
  • Tomohiro Hosaka
  • Syohei Yoshida
  • 牧 大輔 (lestrrat)

A big thank to all of you!

Kind Regards Laurent Boivin Philippe Bruhat for the Perl QA Hackathon 2012

07/04/12 Results and Photos

The Perl QA Hackathon 2012 is now over.

The Results are available on the wiki.

Some pictures are also available on the wiki. Waiting for the collection is completed, check on flickr with the tag perlqa2012.

Feel free to add yours.

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