The MetaCPAN hackathon here in Chicago has come and gone, and those who participated have written about what they accomplished. All the after-hackathon reports are linked on the meta::hack page. From our own members, Doug Bell wrote about his meta::hack accomplishments and Joel Berger also wrote about his meta::hack accomplishments. Thanks to the sponsors who made meta::hack happen.
Olaf Alders has announced meta::hack, a MetaCPAN hackathon in Chicago. MetaCPAN is the best place to search for CPAN modules, and includes lots of useful information like documentation, links to the source repository and bug tracker, and a summary of CPAN Testers results.
Much like the Perl QA Hackathon, this event will get the core MetaCPAN team together to achieve a few targeted goals. The biggest current goal is to get the platform upgraded to ElasticSearch version 2, but other, smaller tasks may come up as well.
If you can help, sponsor the meta::hack hackathon. Sponsorship will help pay for travel expenses for the team so they can concentrate on making MetaCPAN better.
Doug Bell, the new leader of the CPANTesters project, blogged about his accomplishments at this year's Perl QA Hackathon, including tracking the CPANTesters project goals and starting an automated deploy for CPANTesters using Rex, a Perl-based devops tool.
Read Doug's post on his website: http://preaction.me/blog/2016/04/30/perl-qa-hackathon-cpantesters/
In his post, Joel explains the rationale behind Test2, the history that has led to this situation, and the path forward getting Test2 into the Perl core.
Read Joel's post on blogs.perl.org: http://blogs.perl.org/users/joel_berger/2016/04/reflections-on-test2.html
Joel Berger wrote a blog post about using LetsEncrypt in your Mojolicious application. LetsEncrypt is a free, automated SSL certificate authority, and allows you to get SSL encryption on your website without the hassle and expense of dealing with the current style of CA.