RFC: Act Hackathon in Oslo in 2015

Salve J Nilsen sjn at pvv.org
Thu Jun 12 17:53:48 CEST 2014


I'd like to suggest that we organize an Act hackathon in 2015. Oslo Perl 
Mongers can offer to help in a meaningful way here (e.g. by supplying a 
suitable venue, useful infrastructure, possibly some sponsorship, and perhaps 
even a Nordic Perl Workshop in order to attract more people. :))

I don't have any dates or details to offer yet, but if the list is interested 
in helping making this happen, I'd like to aim for having the hackathon in 
April or May (having said that, I ask that I and Oslo.pm get to decide the 
dates for the hackathon, so that we can make the most out of our resources.)

For day-to-day discussions about this, please join #act on irc,perl.org.

I suggest we aim to establish the following things before YAPC::EU in Sofia:

  - A core group of organizers (3-5 people) who are willing to commit real time
    to make this happen

  - A rough overview of pain-points and wishlist-items for what we'd like to do
    with Act, including outstanding issues regarding forks of Act, and Getty's
    work with YACT. I suggest we start with a braindump onto this page:

  - A shortlist of nominees for leading the work on Act

Oh, and on a personal note; I think there's a real need to Make Stuff Happen 
with Act, but I might be wrong or at the very least delusional that we can 
make something happen. If you can commit to help in a meaningful way, please 
reply (publicly) to this message with your formal non-revocable commitment 
announcement! ;)


- Salve J. Nilsen (Oslo.pm)

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