YAPC::Europe's Winter of Code

by chromatic

Thomas Klausner, the head of the Vienna Perl Mongers group, has just announced the Winter of Code. YAPC::Europe 2007 made a tidy profit. Vienna.pm decided to sponsor several small Perl projects with the money, in hopes of encouraging further development.

My favorite item on the list is restarting the Perl 5 summaries. I'm jealous of projects such as Planet GNOME and Planet KDE which have daily flows of useful technical information. Though Planet Parrot and Planet Perl Six exist, and Perlbuzz takes up a lot of slack, there's no substitute for someone with dedication to pick out the most important developments in a week or fortnight and publish them for the world to see.

If you can devote a couple of hours to this project, please let Vienna.pm know!