[Israel.pm] [Boston.pm] Advent calendar 2006
shlomif at iglu.org.il
Wed Nov 22 11:40:05 PST 2006
Sorry for the late response.
On Wednesday 15 November 2006 10:49, Jerrad Pierce wrote:
> We're looking for people to help continue the tradition of the Perl Advent
> Calendar. Since 2000, the calendar has been produced as a fun way of
> (re-)introducing the wonders of CPAN to the community through ~four weeks
> of daily module reviews. For an example see last year's calendar currently
> available at http://web.mit.edu/belg4mit/www/
> Until we get something else set up, please reply regarding participation to
> the list.
> "Action items" (pluses are an estimation of effort required):
> + modules:
> Even if you cannot allocate much effort to other parts of the
> project, recommendations of modules to consider for review are
> very helpful; check your bookmarks for things you've always
> meant to try, and site_perl for obscure/overlooked useful
> modules (perhaps beyond the scope intended by the author).
> *For now, please send these to me directly, and not the list*
> ++++ authors:
> People to write the reviews, hopefully 5-8 volunteers to
> reduce the workload but keep the number of people manageable.
I can do that as well.
> +++++ editor (I have no problem doing this):
> Organize everything, especially scheduling the authors
I can do that too.
> ++ domain name: Uri?
I cannot really help with that.
> +/+++ hosting:
> a (semi?)permanent home for past, present and future calendars?
> perl.org? local (Duane)?
> ++ secretary/admin:
> Set up a private wiki or email list for contributors to
> converse. This prevents bothering others with the chatter,
> and also helps to preserve the surprise for readers ;-)
> Also, do we want a CMS (with integrated RSS) or to go with
> simpler freeform style of last year? manual HTML editing
> around perl-tidy output and a quick hack for RSS
I can do that too as I'm sys-admining iglu.org.il which has web space
(including Apache PHP and Perl CGI) and qmail+Sympa.
> +++ splash image:
> an interesting (libre) christmas/camelid themed image for the
> calendar. Are you good with a camera? Photoshop? Inkscape?
> Perhaps a medium close-up of a christmas tree decorated with
> camels and onions and sigils?
Why not use the old Advent calendar marching Camels image:
> +/++ publicity:
> Spread the word to the usual suspects and others.
I can also help with that.
> +++ archive:
> Permission for republishing of previous years from Mark Fowler
> Retrieve copies from him or Wayback. I had pieced together a
> copy of the first year's calendar (lost by Fowler due to
> system failure) but cannot locate it. I think I emailed a
> copy once or twice though, and hopefully he still has it?
Also can do that.
So how do we start?
Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
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