RFC: Act Hackathon in Oslo in 2015

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Thu Jun 12 18:52:02 CEST 2014

On 06/12/2014 05:53 PM, Salve J Nilsen wrote:
> Hei!
> 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:
>    <http://piratepad.net/ActHackathon2015>
>  - 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! ;)

Great idea! Act needs definitely more love. From my point of view, I would like to add a full-fledged API to it in order allow to run your
own Act app based on the framework of your choice like Dancer2!


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