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Once more into the breach

Sun Oct 24 21:14:35 2010

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The main project for this year will be Oyster

North West England Perl Mongers Homepage
Meeting Information
Hackday 2010 Page
Project Oyster Page
Why Aim so Low - Mark Keating's Blog
Oyster Project - Osfameron's blog
Ian Norton's blog on last year's Hackday
Event Wax Sign-up

The North West England Perl Mongers will once again be holding a hackathon in the month of November (Saturday 20th) and we invite all and sundry (or all and sundried) to attend either in person or via virtual presence using the aether and our channel. The event will start at 10.30-11.00 a.m. (GMT) in the physical location, but may start at any time in the aether.

The event will once agin be hosted in a physical location at the Shadowcat Systems offices in Lancaster (UK) and all who attend that event will have access to a range of free snacks, beer and pizza. If you can only attend in a virtual manner we invite you to our chat channel,, on where you will be warmly greeted.

The main project for this year will be Oyster, an idea suggested by osfameron that won the attention at our Lightning Talks meeting in September. But, we will also be hacking on the next iteration of the ironman/ironboy codebase (which includes perlanet at its core), the presentingperl codebase to include enhancements and updates and suggesting a bug-triage competition for Perl 5 bugs that can be undertaken by individuals or Perl Monger groups.

If you are interested in attending in person, or wish to attend virtually then please use the Event Wax sign-up linked to at the top of this discourse. We hope that as many people as possible will join in on this day so that we can burn the code trails. Please contact Mark (mdk) or Ian (idn) for more information and I hope to talk to you in channel and see you, either physically or meta-physically on the day.

Please feel free to distribute this information to as wide an audience as possible. This can include, mailing lists, groups or other interested parties. Thanks for your help.

If anyone has feedback (and until we have a commenting system) please don't hesitate to email me at: m.keating [at], if your comments are useful, fun, or just plain interest to me, or if I think will be useful to others, then I will add them to the end of this post, let me know how you would like to be named (anon, nick etc.).


Mark Keating is: Managing Director of Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director and Secretary of Enlightened Perl Organisation
Co-Founder/Co-Leader of North-West England Perl Mongers
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