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Gabor Szabo
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Perl Weekly #662 - TPRC in Las Vegas

Originally published at Perl Weekly 662

Hi there,

How time flies, it is incredible. It feels like we just attended TPRC in Toronto. Well the next edition is coming soon, June 24-28, 2024, to be very precise. At the end of the conference in Toronto last year, I was determined to attend the next one in Las Vegas. As we all know, you can't plan everything and execute it too as per your wish. Honestly speaking, it is the only annual event where you get to meet and greet all the big guns. I would recommend everyone who can afford to attend, must book the ticket and enjoy the Early Bird offer.

In the last edition of the weekly newsletter, Perl Toolchain Summit 2024 was discussed in details. There was even call for sponsors for the event as well. I know how hard it is to find a sponsor these days. I remember there was a time when you see sponsor desks all over at the entrance of event. Before, the name of event was enough to bring in sponsors but time has changed and you need to share reasons to find the sponsor. Thank you, Olaf Alders, for the dedidated blog post to gather the support and sponsors for the event. This year, it is happening in Lisbon, Portugal. Not far from where I am based but it is invite-only event. Having said, anyone interested to be part of the group, can start contributing to the Perl toolchain.

Talking about sponsors, I made an appeal for sponsor, Nov'23, for my pet project, The Weekly Challenge - Perl & Raku. I did receive couple of offers but nothing materialised unfortunately. The exercise taught me a lesson, though. In order to find a corporate sponsor, one need to be a registered entity. Since I ran the project single handedly for 5 years now with zero experience of running and managing a registered entity, I find it involves lot of paper works and an accountant to look after finance matters. As you have guessed it correctly, this needs funding too. So I am going around the circle and not getting anywhere. I then decided to submit the project for Outreachy 2024 sponsored by TPF. In the past, Open Food Facts, is the choosen one and is likely to be the case this time too. Time to start fresh again ...

Today is the last day of long Easter Holiday in England. I had planned so much to do in 4 days break but could only managed to do few. I am happy the school is still on long break at least. I can enjoy Monday for a change. How was your weekend?

Enjoy rest of the newsletter and look after yourself.

Your editor: Mohammad Sajid Anwar.


TPRC/Science Track Submission Dates and Deadlines Coming Fast!

Talk submissions are still open, and we are seeking proposals on a wide variety of subjects. This includes language features, personal projects, applications like Koha, and anything that may be of general interest to Perl and Raku programmers.


This Week in PSC (142)

Thanks to the weekly update, we get regular news what is happening behind the closed door.

Amazon Links and Buttons

Do you want to know the story behind the CPAN module Amazon::Sites? This is inspirational, you don't want to skip it.

5 Reasons to Sponsor the Perl Toolchain Summit

It’s that time of year again. In a few weeks, dozens of Perl hackers will be meeting in Lisbon, Portugal to hack furiously on the Perl Toolchain. Here are 5 reasons why you should sponsor the Perl Toolchain Summit.

Hotel hotspot hijinks

Ever been staying at a hotel and gotten annoyed that you always have to open a browser to log in for wireless access? Find the solution in this post.

The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Sajid Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. We pick one champion at the end of the month from all of the contributors during the month.

The Weekly Challenge - 263

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Target Index" and "Merge Items". If you are new to the weekly challenge, why not join us and have fun every week? For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 262

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Max Positive Negative" and "Count Equal Divisible" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.


Simple map{} can be handy and makes it one liner in Perl. Nice approach.

Positively Equal

Fully verbose and easy to follow solutions in Raku complete with links to official Raku documents. Well done.

Grep it once, grep it twice

Fun with multiple grep, it makes code easy to read. Thanks for sharing.

Positive, Negative or Divisible?

Good old friend CPAN is helping solve the solutions. Smart move.

Perl Weekly Challenge 262: Max Positive Negative

Simple grep is enough to get the job done. Nice narration.

Perl Weekly Challenge 262: Count Equal Divisible

Straight forward multilayers for-loop and no gimmicks. Thanks for sharing.

another short one!

Another opportunity to show off the power of Raku. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 262

Master of Perl one-liners, this time he gets the help of CPAN. End result is elegant solution.

Counting to the Max!

Cooking blog? What a creative thought process. Really enjoyable post, you don't want to miss it.

Plus versus minus

Pure Perl solution with just basic language feature. DIY tool for you try as well.

The Weekly Challenge #262

Simple task analysis and implementation. Plain english anyone can follow. Well done.

Count Max, Type O Negative

Master of multiple languages, this week we get varieties in the post. Highly recommended.

The maximum divisible

Normally post only talk about Python solutions but you also get the Perl solutions. I find Python cute.


2024.13 Veyoring Again

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