[AmsterdamX-pm] [REMINDER] July 29th AmsterdamX.pm - Perl core!

sawyer x xsawyerx at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 00:33:58 PDT 2014

Hey everyone,

this is just a reminder that this Tuesday (July 29th) we're having an
AmsterdamX.pm Perl Mongers meeting which will be focused on Perl core. We
will have two talks by two core hackers. Don't miss it!

*In a nutshell:*
Date: Tuesday, July 29th.
Time: 18:30 - 20:30 (theoretically).
Location: Booking.com, Herengracht 597, Amsterdam room on 2nd floor.


*Yves Orton (demerphq) - Breaking Perls Old Hash Function*

Yves will talk about the hash randomization in the perl core, or phrased
differently: Key Discovery Attack on Bob Jenkins One-At-A-Time Hash (as
used in earlier perls).

Yves will explain the mechanism, the weakness, and how it was solved in
modern versions of the perl interpreter.

*Abigail - Releasing perl*

For many years, perl releases were infrequent, with a single person (the
"pumpking") responsible for several subsequent releases.

This has changed in the last years, and perl is released on a frequent
schedule, with many people ("release managers") taking turns and making a
release of perl. In this talk, we will look at what it takes to make a perl
release, and show that "everyone" is able to become a release manager.

Abigail can speak from personal experiences, having released perl twice
before. Abigail is also the acting release manager, and will do a release
at the end of July 2014.
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