This year, I was invited to the Perl QA Hackathon in Rugby, UK. It was wonderful to meet all the Perl people I'd been interacting with all this time.
My goals going into the hackathon weren't that clear: I've recently begun adopting the CPANTesters project, and I had to take the opportunity to talk with its former leader, Barbie, fix some current issues, and then...
While Barbie fixed the version summaries and Metacpan issue, I started work on an automated deploy for CPANTesters using Rex, which will allow for reproducible deployments and development virtual machines, and I began keeping track of the project and future goals in a CPANTesters project meta-repository, which should help with keeping CPANTesters going as an open community project. I'll be making future blog posts on both of these, though I've spoken about Rex before.
And finally, thanks to all the other sponsors of the hackathon. Without their support, we couldn't do all the work we do on the Perl ecosystem.