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PerlBugAthon (at OSCON 2003 Hackathon)

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Robert Spier
April 28, 2003 22:17
PerlBugAthon (at OSCON 2003 Hackathon)
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  I'm organizing the PerlBugAthon at the OSCON Hackathon.  The
  Hackathon needs people to be interested, or it will get canceled.

  Here's the current working copy of the PerlBugAthon document...




There are around 1600 open tickets in the perlbug database. Many of
these are years old. Others are already resolved in current versions
of perl. Some might not be bugs at all.

The PerlBugAthon aims to:

    * Mark as closed issues which are resolved in current versions of perl.
    * Make sure open issues have repeatable test.
    * Merge duplicate issues.
    * Solve simple issues. 

The overall goal is to reduce the number of open tickets by at least 50%.


At the Hackathon at the 2003 O'Reilly Open Source Convention.


The Hackathon runs from Sunday, July 6 at 9:00 am untill Monday, July
7 at 9:00 pm. The PerlBugAthon will tentatively begin at noon on
Sunday, ending around 6pm.

What to bring

    * Yourself.
    * A notebook computer.
    * Ethernet cable or 802.11b card.
    * The urge to close bugs. 

No special skills required. If you've never looked at the perl source
code, thats ok! There will be plenty of bugs that won't require that
at all. You should be familiar with perl. This is probably the wrong
place to start learning it.

Tentative Plans

We're looking into motivational tools such as... a prize to the person
who properly dispatches the most tickets. A competition between two
teams. (Losing team buys dinner for the winning team?) Free stuff. If
something here interests you, or you have better ideas, or something
to contribute, use the email address below.


Let us know you're coming, so we will make sure to have enough
space. You don't need to be there the whole time. Just an hour or two
of your time would be greatly appreciated. Drop a note ASAP to

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