Vienna.pm is proud to announce that we will fund Patrick R. Michaud to work one day a week (or ~4 days a month) on Rakudo Perl. Like Jonathan Worthington, Patrick will receive 150 Euro per 8-hour day starting from now until the end of 2009.
Patrick is being funded through the Ian Hague grant for some of his Rakudo Perl work, but that grant is really focused on building large-scale components needed for Perl 6 development (such as the parser and regex/grammar engine, which are multi-week tasks). As the Rakudo Perl 6 pumpking, Patrick finds himself doing lots of smaller 1-or-2-day tasks that are high profile and critical for Rakudo development, but for which it's difficult to obtain any sort of funding or support. Until now...
Patrick promised to blog about his Rakudo days, and we're looking forward to see all the good stuff he's going to create.
on behalf of Vienna.pm
PS: A Perl 5 related grant will be announced shortly
but didn't come the mail I send you through the spam filter?
I'm not a very big fan of travel grants or the Send-a-Newbie [send-a-newbie.com] project. Therefore I didn't reply to your mail (from May, 5th), which was not very friendly or professional. Sorry.
Anyway, we (Vienna.pm) discussed the whole send-a-newbie project and in the end decided to not support it (by donating money). But we have put some money aside for a "local" send-a-newbie-ish project, but I'm not really involved in the organisation of it. Even though I doubt that the person you suggested will be eligible, you (or he/s
we cammed up with:
Thank you josef but i don't understand what you mean fully. domm: i think you misunderstood me. i also not largest fan of send a newbee, but in this case he isnt a newbee but lead developer of an important perl 6 project (which rakudo already took advantage of) that not gets enough attention, which could be fixed if we help him to fly fom south america to YAPC.