In just a week from today the attendees will be gathering for the 2012 Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon. Once again Shadowcat Systems is proud to be counted amongst the list of sponsors.
This year our sponsorship was split in several ways. We directly sponsored Barbie's attendance as we believe that getting an important community member to the event reaps an enormous dividend for the community. We sponsored the event with a bursary to make the total that we contributed to a round figure of £500 (GBP).
Shadowcat also indirectly helped the sponsorship of the event. As members and contributors to the Enlightened Perl Organsiation we proposed, encouraged and supported its sponsorship of the event. Mark was available to the organisers of the event to help out as they needed him, and he also wrote several posts in support of the event and helped to find sponsors for the Hackathon. Mark also supported the sponsoring of Ricardo Signes by the Perl Foundation. Mark also made a personal donation to the event.
We hope that the delegates are able to achieve a number of aims over their time at the Hackathon and look forward to hearing reports of their successes. The most essential success is in bringing the diverse number of people together so that they can plan, discuss and further the field of quality assurance for Perl and CPAN, a cause which benefits everyone in the community.