QA Hackathon 2015

QAHBerlin Sat 25 April 2015

The QA Hackathon (QAH) is a chance to spend 4 days with thirty or so other people who care about the CPAN toolchain. I went with a list of things I wanted to work on, but spent a lot of my time working on other things that came up during the QAH. I've come back with my batteries recharged, fired up for another year.

I was a bit trepidatious about this year's QAH, as there were a number of group discussions planned, and some of the topics had already generated some heavy discussions beforehand. The discussions were all very productive though, and I think one of them will have a major impact. David Golden needs special mention, for his excellent chairing of these sessions.

The things I worked on:

I added many things to my todo list, and have plenty of things to work on in the coming year. I'm already looking forward to next year's hackathon.

I also ate various nice cakes, saw at least some of the sights, and showed ricochet robots to RJBS and WOLFSAGE.

Thank you to Tina Müller, who organised the hackathon, with support from Andreas König. The locations of the hotel and venue (Betahaus) were perfect, with a great café nearby for breakfast.

The QAH wouldn't be possible without the support of our sponsors. Thank you thinkproject, Amazon web services, Strato,, AffinityLive, Travis CI, GFU Cyrus AG, Evozon, Infinity Interactive, Neo4j,, Perl 6, Les Monguers de Perl, YAPC Europe, Elasticsearch, Liquidweb, Dreamhost, Procura, MongoDB, CampusExplorer, Ron Savage (RSAVAGE), Christopher Tijerina (CAMSPI), Andrew Solomon (ILLY), Jens Gassmann (JEGADE), Mark Allen (MALLEN), and Michael LaGrasta (LAGRASTA). And thank you to my partner Jane, who knew how much I'd enjoy it.

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