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

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Mon May 19 10:17:05 PDT 2008

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Subject: [pm_groups] White Camel nominations are now open
From:    José Castro <jose at pm.org>
Date:    Sat, May 17, 2008 4:42 pm
To:      "PM Groups" <pm_groups 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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