Registered attendees, please add yourselves to categories as appropriate

If you wish to be sponsored by the hackathon, add your estimated travel costs to the expenses details page, and your stay dates to the accommodation details page. You can also add your travel details (departure/arrival) to the travel details page.

Note that we have stopped accepting registration on January 31st.


Registered, sponsored/self-funded

Nicholas Perez (‎nperez‎)

  • Interested in working on just about anything.

Laurent Boivin (‎Elbeho‎)

  • Organization, logistics, coffee maker, that sort of things.

David Leadbeater (‎dg‎) (dgl) (self funded)

  • CPAN grep API
  • Maybe integrate work with MetaCPAN (e.g. grep a release, etc).

Vincent Pit (‎vincent‎)

  • Still thinking about what to do and how to do it.

Rafaël Garcia-Suarez (‎rgs‎)

  • cherrymaint (with Vincent ?)
  • getting familiar with non-core projects

Olivier Mengué (‎dolmen‎) (living in Paris)

Xavier Caron (‎maspalio‎)

  • Wondering about what the heck I'm gonna do out there ;^)
  • Fallback to being a free-floating helper anyway

Pau Amma

  • All these little typos and pod errors that drive me nuts
  • Think of a way to submit bug reports and patches through CPAN so I don't have to spend 1 hour hunting for a repo or bugtracker just for a doubled or misspelled word
  • Fall back to wandering semi-aimlessly in search of something to do or someone who'll let me pester them with questions

H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎)

  • Working (with Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎)) on Test::Smoke and finally hope to nail it to the new environment
  • Help others with questions regarding perl5 configuration
  • Give, hopefully useful, feedback and remarks to all questions on the other QA projects. I might even prod them with new feature requests and end-user wishes (hello Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎) :)

Philippe Bruhat (‎BooK‎)

Interested to work on:

  • Git::CPAN::Hook (started at the QA hackathon 2011)
  • Test::Database
  • PAUSE index-related things
  • Act
  • being a free-floating helper

Lars Dɪᴇᴄᴋᴏᴡ (‎daxim‎)

  • CPANTS maintainance + implement some extra metrics
  • experiment: crowd-source perldoc translation via gettext
  • Act maintainance, if time permits

Matthew Horsfall (‎alh‎) Sponsored by his employer (
Interested in any of these (but not limited to):

  • Work on CPANTS performance
  • Test writing for Perl core
  • Bug fixing for Perl Core
  • "Free Floating Helper"

Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni (‎maddingue‎) (don't know yet if will be able to attend due to searching/changing job)

  • work on core Perl modules
  • work on some CPAN modules
  • work on Act (code & instances)
  • anything else somepony needs help for

Curtis Poe (‎Ovid‎)

Interested in working on:

  • Test::Harness
  • Updating Test:: modules to for the new Test::Builder
  • More debugger hacks
  • Beer

Andy Armstrong (‎AndyA‎)

  • I'll do what I'm told

Vincent Bachelier (‎geistteufel‎)

Interested in:

  • helping in development of perl tools
  • convert to dist::zilla / podweaver for old tools
  • improve PAUSE interface (more modern, more robust on subscription)

Elizabeth Mattijsen (‎liz‎)

  • work on some CPAN modules
  • anything else somebody needs help for

Wendy Van Dijk (‎woolfy‎)

  • I'll do what I'm told

Registered, partial sponsorship

Abe Timmerman (‎abeltje‎)
Most likely "XS4ALL Internet" will sponsor my journey and hotel...

  • Finishing Test::Smoke::Gateway

Registered, seeking sponsorship

David Golden (‎xdg‎) (dagolden)

I'm interested in working on any/all of the following things:

  • Patching CPAN clients to use new v2 CPAN Meta Spec categories like "test/requires", "runtime/recommended", etc.
  • Patching Module::Build to produce v2 CPAN Meta Spec compliant META.json files
  • Getting feedback and agreement on the Build.PL API spec
  • Devising a standard way to split CPAN index data from distribution location data, allowing CPAN clients to use custom (e.g. frozen or hybrid) indices that might reference CPAN, BackPAN, or DarkPAN distribution locations for individual distributions
  • Discussing CPAN Testers evolution or mentoring anyone interested in improving CPAN Testers clients
  • Discussing use of configuration management tools (e.g. Chef) to manage automated Perl application deployment

Ricardo Signes (‎rjbs‎)

I'm interested in work on any/all of the following things:

  • Working on PAUSE indexer (following up on work done with xdg earlier this year)
  • Working on a PAUSE front-end replacement in Plack
  • Being a free-floating helper

Leon Timmermans (‎leont‎)

  • Designing a replacement for .packlists and perllocal.pod
  • Work on tests installation.
  • Discuss (and maybe implement) a standard for static installers.
  • Finish the Build.PL specification with David Golden (‎xdg‎).
  • Work on the various support modules of the 'modern' toolchain (Module::Build::Tiny, ExtUtils::XBuilder, etc…).

Steffen Schwigon (‎renormalist‎)

  • my topic: Benchmarking Perl (Benchmark::Perl::Formance)
  • integrate benchmark code snippets found in historic p5p discussions
  • integrate perlbench
  • revitalize existing but problematic benchmarks (eg. on regex engine plugins)
  • polish currently suboptimal perl-5.9.x result reporting where lots of historic speed relevant changes happened
  • run actual benchmarks to narrow/semibisect interesting commits
  • cleanup data presentation (drop "fastmode" data)
  • organize data backup (additional virtual host)
  • fix CPANTESTERS bugs in Perl::Formance
  • fix bugs in used sub applications (codespeed baseline drawing)

Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (‎miyagawa‎)

  • Update cpanminus to add a complete support of CPAN Meta spec v2, especially conflicts
  • Implement and promote the use of cpanfile(5) in other CPAN clients and toolchain
  • Implement and promote the use of carton(1)

ribasushi +1

  • Lay the groundwork for DBIx::Racer - a performance/capability benchmark framework for combinations of DBDs and ORMs
  • Being a free-floating helper
  • Offering inspiration through high-quality toolchain-related rants

Florian Ragwitz (‎rafl‎)

  • Improving XS Typemaps with parameterisation and additional features (started at last year's hackathon)
  • Helping with a new PAUSE frontend or improvements to the existing one
  • Improving MetaCPAN's reliability
  • Being a free-floating helper

Kenichi Ishigaki (‎charsbar‎)

Interested in working on:

  • CPANTS (kwalitee) website and its tools
  • DBD::SQLite
  • ppmminus

Michael Peters (‎mpeters‎)

  • Test::Harness
  • carton
  • cpanminus
  • MetaCPAN
  • Being a free-floating helper

Andreas Koenig

  • rrr
  • pause
  • Being a free-floating helper

Chris Nehren (‎apeiron‎)

  • local::lib (duh)
  • cpanm
  • MetaCPAN
  • another free-floating helper


  • CPAN Testers in general
  • improving and creating APIs to CPAN Testers data
  • improving the propagation of CPAN Testers databases,
  • furthering work on including Devel::Platform::Info into clients.

Slaven Rezić (‎srezic‎)

  • parallel smoking (maybe with focus on perl 5.16.0)

Paul Johnson (‎pjcj‎)

  • I'd like to work on Devel::Cover primarily
  • I may bug Ricardo Signes (‎rjbs‎) about completing the dzil support in Devel::Cover if it's not done by then
  • As usual I have lots of ideas, mostly detailed in the Devel::Cover TODO list, but I think I'd like to focus on continuing to make it easier for others to contribute to the project

Michael Schwern (‎Schwern‎)

  • People can hit me with whiffle bats about getting Test::Builder2 done.
  • You can hit me with whiffle bats about whatever MakeMaker needs to do, too.
  • Talk with people about what they want to do with TB2.
  • Help people rewrite modules to use TB2.
  • General testing curmudgeoning.

Alan Haggai Alavi (‎alanhaggai‎)

  • Add unicode support to Archive::Zip
  • Support Zip64
  • Build Archive::Zip::Parser in such a way that it can be used for writing tests for Archive::Zip
  • Fix existing Archive::Zip bugs

Dominique Dumont (‎domi‎)

Interested in:

  • Improve workflow from Perl modules to distro packages, Debian and others
  • Can explain Debian packaging workflow and tools (just ask if you want a more formal prez)
  • Can explain Config::Model and how it applies to configuration files, debian packaging and other stuff
  • SDL perl on arm, Padre, DBIx::Class, Moose...

Olaf Alders (‎oalders‎)

  • MetaCPAN
  • Being a free-floating helper

Not registered, but ought to be invited

Suggestions welcome

  • Adam Kennedy (alias)

Not available or not interested

We'll miss you

  • Clinton Gormley
  • Johannes Plunien
  • Leo Lapworth
  • Moritz Onken


Alexandr Ciornii (chorny)

  • Strawberry Perl


brian d foy (‎brian d foy‎)

I want to work with David and Ricardo on the PAUSE indexing stuff, and complete some of my work for a PAUSE web service.

Adrian Howard (‎adrianh‎)

  • Finishing off the Test::Class -> subtests conversion
  • Helping Ricardo with a new Plack based PAUSE front end if he'll have me :-)
  • Like to pick brains and see if folk can come up with a decent framework for testing continuously deployed perl web apps... which may well play into Leon looking into test installation.

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