[Pdx-pm] Fwd: [pm_groups] White Camel nominations are now open

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Sat May 17 14:42:44 PDT 2008

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Subject: [pm_groups] White Camel nominations are now open
Date: Saturday 17 May 2008
From: "José Castro" <jose at pm.org>

Every year, at OSCON, the White Camels are presented.

If you look at the previous winners [1], you'll notice that these are 
mostly unsung heroes, like previous awardee Eric Cholet, the human 
moderator of so many Perl mailing lists, or Jay Hannah, one of the 
people running pm.org [2] (if you ever created/maintained a pm group, 
chances are that Jay walked you through the process).

Some of these people may be well known, like Allison Randal or Randal
Schwartz, while others may be complete strangers to at least part of the
globe, like Josh McAdams or Jay. Some of them may be extreme Perl 
hackers who created the original JAPH, but they actually received this 
award as a recognition for their community contributions to Perl.

That's not to say a great hacker can't receive the award, but you don't 
have to be one in order to be eligible.

That being said, the nomination process for the 2008 White Camels is now

If you think there's someone who deserves a White Camel, this is the 
time for you to send in your nominations. Send them to jose at pm.org, if 
possible with a subject along the lines of "White Camel Nomination :: 
$name". Make sure you properly identify the nominee and tell us why you 
think that's a worthy nomination.

Don't go thinking "nah, somebody else will do it" because: a) everybody 
else may be thinking the same, and b) you may state your case 
differently than the next person.

We'll be receiving nominations until June 11, 2008, by midnight, but 
don't wait up or you'll forget. Do it now!



PS: Please forward as you see fit.

 [1] - http://www.perl.org/advocacy/white_camel/
 [2] - http://pm.org/

José Castro
TPF Community Relations Leader




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