Call for Hackathons

The Call for Hackathons is closed!

You can find the list of hackathons here. Please do not send any more hackathon proposals.

What's a hackathon

A hackathon is a moderated workshop with a specific topic where experienced users and newbies can get together and share experience, improve parts of the featured project or step through some project internals.

YAPC::Europe 2007 hackathons

The conference will allow for up to 4 hackathon sessions. The session will last about 3 hours and take place in a dedicated lab. The hackathon moderator will give a short introduction (approx. 30min) into the topic and then… hack, hack, hack…

Moderators should prepare some tasks/issues to work on. As the crowd probably consists of beginners and experienced project members, tasks for both user groups should be prepared and selected after the project introduction. The hackathon programm could also be discussed in advance at the project’s mailing lists or web page, of course.

Sponsored traveling

For those willing to moderate a hackathon session we will provide sponsoring for travel and accommodation costs for up to 500 EUR.


The moderation proposal deadline is Sunday, 13th May 2007. Moderators will be contacted by Sunday, 27th May 2007.

Possible hackathon topics

  • Catalyst / DBIx::Class
  • Parrot / Perl 6
  • POE
  • DBI
  • mod_perl
  • Perl Testing
  • PPI Applications
  • Pugs
  • ... you can add your suggestion to the wiki.

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