[Edinburgh-pm] Edinburgh Hackathon?
wim.vanderbauwhede at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 08:26:47 PDT 2008
I participated in a Parrot hackathon at YAPC::EU last year. It's actually
very informal: you identify some bug or issue with Parrot you want to
address and start hacking. It of course helps a lot if a Parrot guru like
Jonathan or Alison is present :-)
However, there are lots of little jobs that need to be done that don't
require in-depth knowledge of Parrot, like fixing the build system, writing
unit tests etc. For example, I did some work on taking code out of C header
files and putting it in proper source files.
Have a look at http://www.parrotcode.org/todo.html.<http://www.parrotcode.org/todo.html>
I'll freely admit that personally, I would like to hack on the Parrot
backend for Pugs, though that may not be very popular :-)
On 21/04/2008, Chris Yocum <cyocum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, there is a wikipedia page about hackathons
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon) but this is going to be a bit
> of an experiment and probably no longer than a day. I would hope that
> we would have something to check-in but even if it is just to learn
> something about parrot in a collaborative environment and re-convene
> another time to do serious hacking, I would call that a success.
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Nick <nickwoolley at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Assuming it doesn't clash with a previous engagement, I'd come along
> > participate, even if it were just to find out what a Hackathon is or
> > learn something about Parrot.
> > About both of which I know almost nothing, by the way. Is any
> > or preparation required on behalf of the participants? Is the aim to
> > create something useful that can be sanely checked back into the Parrot
> > repository, or just to learn about Parrot?
> > N
> > _______________________________________________
> > Edinburgh-pm mailing list
> > Edinburgh-pm at pm.org
> > http://mail.pm.org/mailman/listinfo/edinburgh-pm
> Edinburgh-pm mailing list
> Edinburgh-pm at pm.org
If it's pointless, what's the point?
If there is a point to it, what's the point?
(Tibor Fischer, "The Thought Gang")
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Edinburgh-pm