[Purdue-pm] Perl 6 Microgrants now accepting proposals
mark at ecn.purdue.edu
Thu Mar 22 04:53:25 PDT 2007
Purdue Perl Mongers,
Thought you might be interested in the message below.
(Best Practical Solutions makes
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From: Jesse Vincent <jesse at bestpractical.com>
Subject: Perl 6 Microgrants. Now accepting proposals.
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 23:04:29 -0400
To: perl6-internals at perl.org, perl6-language at perl.org, perl6-compiler at perl.org,
perl5-porters at perl.org
I'm pleased to announce the inaugural Perl 6 Microgrants program.
Best Practical Solutions (my company) has donated USD5,000 to The
Perl Foundation to help support Perl 6 Development. Leon Brocard,
representing The Perl Foundation's grants committee, will work with
me to select proposals and evaluate project success. We'll be making
USD500 grants to worthy Perl 6 related efforts. We're hoping to fund
a range of Perl 6-related projects over the life of the grant
program. Accepted grants might be for coding, documentation, testing
or even writing articles about Perl 6. The program isn't tied to any
one implementation of Perl 6 -- We're interested in seeing proposals
related to Pugs, Perl 6 on Parrot, Perl 6 on Perl 5 or any other Perl
6 implementation. Generally, we're interested in seeing projects
that can be completed in 4-6 calendar weeks.
Submitting a grant proposal
To submit a grant proposal, please email us at perl6-
microgrants at perl.org with the following information:
* A two to three paragraph summary of the work you intend to do
* A quick bio - Who are you? Is there opensource work you've done
that we should have a look at?
* A brief description of what "success" will mean for your project -
How will we know you're done?
* Where (if anywhere) you've discussed your project in the past
* Where you'll be blogging about your progress. (Twice-weekly blog
posts are a requirement for getting your grant money)
We'll be accepting proposals on a rolling schedule. We expect to pay
out these first 10 grants over the course of the summer. Depending on
how things go, we'll then either find more money for more grant
programs or we'll wind up the program and move on to other endeavors.
We're really excited to get rolling. Submit your proposals early and
often. Don't let somebody else beat you to the punch ;)
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