FW Announcing the Chicago Hackathon, Nov 10-12, 2006

“Petdance” announced The Chicago Hackathon on Perlmonks.org:

The Chicago Perl Mongers and
The Perl Foundation are proud to announce the Fall 2006 Chicago Hackathon, the weekend of November 10-12, 2006 in suburban Crystal Lake, IL. It will be
a round-the-clock weekend of programming on Perl-related projects with
your colleagues in the open source community. Dozens of programmers
from the open source community in the midwest, as well as others from
around the US, will be getting together to share ideas, work on code,
and move their
Perl-related projects forward.

The participants set the agenda for what we’ll be working on, but Perl
6 and Parrot are already on the roster of projects. Chip Salzenberg,
pumpking for the
Parrot project, will be on hand
to help with Parrot and Perl 6. Andy Lester will also be driving
some Parrot maintenance tasks, and other midwest programmers will
be working on their own projects. There’s sure to be something
interesting for everyone!

Participation in the hackathon costs nothing.
The Perl Foundation
is even providing hotel rooms at a special rate if you want to spend
the night. Even if you’re in the area for just an hour, stop by,
grab a snack or some pizza and talk with other people interested
in Perl. You might contribute more than you think just by talking with
other programmers.

To find out more, visit http://hackathon.info.
If you’ll be attending, please sign in on the

wiki page, and/or email


You can also send questions to Andy Lester at


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