Posts tagged ‘beer’

8 October, 2009

Are you going to PgWest?

by gorthx

At a loss for what to do next weekend?  Grab your rain gear & head on up to Seattle for PgWest 2009.

There’ll be three days of talks & tutorials plus a hackers’ lounge.   After-party plans are nebulous at this time, but we are researching options.  (Psst–pub crawl!)

Come join the fun!

At a loss for what to do next weekend?  Grab your rain gear & head on up to Seattle for PgWest 2009: http://www.postgresqlconference.org/2009/west/.

Three days of talks & tutorials http://www.postgresqlconference.org/2009/west/schedule plus a hackers’ lounge.  http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/Hackers%27_Lounge.   After-party plans are nebulous at this time.  (Psst–pub crawl!)

Come join the fun!

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2 July, 2009

pdx.pm code sprint #1

by gorthx

Hacking on 5.10.1 was the plan…that happened for a couple of us. :)

Duke proposed a PDX.pm sprint to work on 5.10.1:
“I think if everyone learns how to

a) get a copy of the perl git repo
b) keep it in sync
c) run the perl test suite, including running a single test at a time
d) submit a small documentation patch

then we will have a great start.”

This is perfect for a first sprint: “small, solve-able tasks” that will get everyone up & running, plus have the potential to actually be productive.

Your first code sprint with a new group of people is like the first day on the job…except nobody realizes that we’re each FNGs*. It can take some time to figure out how to work together.

It’s really great if people get the stuff that’s going to take time from the code sprint out of the way beforehand. For example, cloning the perl5 git repo (step a):

:::=>git clone git://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git

(Took me 13 minutes.)

Duke suggested some advance reading as well – how to use the repo (cd perl; perldoc pod/perlrepository.pod) (you will need to install perl-doc if you don’t have it; it was not installed on ubuntu.)

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