This event is free for those that attend. We aim to sponsor the travel and accommodation costs for those who can not otherwise get funding, we also provide refreshments and work space during the day.
In order to help cover these costs we would be delighted to receive donations of any size. If you, or your company, would like to sponsor this event please email neilb @ cpan.org. You can also make a donation here.
We want to thank the companies, organisations, inkind and individual sponsors that help us make the Perl QA Hackathon 2016.
Our Gold Sponsors
Fastmail.com is a commercial hosted email service founded in 1999, and which has established a reputation for technical leadership in the hosted email space, with a focus on security, privacy, and reliability. It is run by FastMail Pty Ltd, an Australian company based in Melbourne. From their early days they've been users and supporters of Perl, and several of their developers are CPAN authors.
ZipRecruiter.com is a website where job seekers can find jobs all over the world, and employers can list their open positions. Not only will those positions be listed on ZipRecruiter.com, they will be pushed to more than one hundred job boards and social networks. Job seekers get free email alerts with postings that are tailor-made for their skill set and location.
Since 1997, ActiveState has been providing software application development and management solutions, especially around Perl. ActivePerl (the original "Perl for Windows" distro), Perl Dev Kit, and polyglot Komodo IDE are some of the flagship products that have made them renowned by Perl developers around the world. More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune 1000 companies use ActiveState's solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens rely on ActiveState for faster development, ensuring IT governance and compliance, and accelerating time to market.
OpusVL are the Open Source business management software specialists who like to ask searching questions. Things like, “How would a business run without software?”. The reason they do this is to make sure they understand fully all the processes that are needed to make a business run smoothly – and how to streamline them for maximum efficiency.
One of the world’s biggest hosting companies, STRATO is the provider with the best price/performance ratio. STRATO offers professional quality products for individuals and growing businesses at a reasonable price. The product portfolio ranges from domains, email and hosting packages, to online storage, webshops, servers and high-end business solutions. Security is STRATO’s first priority, which is backed up by reliability and a constant focus on quality. STRATO operates two TÜV certified data centres handling four million domains from six countries.
SureVoIP® (Suretec Systems Ltd.) is an Ofcom-registered Internet Telephony Service Provider supplying Hosted VoIP solutions, SIP trunks, UK inbound numbers, International SIP numbers, a partner program, public API (powered by Catalyst) and other related VoIP products and services.
Based in Aberdeen, Scotland it also provides VoIP optimised internet connectivity to its customers in order for them to connect directly to its core network for the best VoIP experience.
Wherever possible SureVoIP builds its services and tools on open source software, and likes to support the relevant communities where it can (they have also sponsored the London Perl Workshop in the past). A number of CPAN distributions were developed with the support of SureVoIP and are available via its GitHub account. Suretec's founder Gavin Henry is also a CPAN author: GHENRY.
CV-Library is the UK's leading independent job site, attracting over 3.8 million unique job hunters every month and holding the nation's largest database of over 10 million CVs.
Founded in 2000, CV-Library has been built on Perl since its inception. Like Perl itself, its platform has evolved over the years, and is now predominantly modern Perl using Dancer 2. They make use of Docker containers to provision new microservices, continuous integration (and some continuous deployment!), code reviews and code inspection.
Our Silver Sponsors
Infinity Interactive is a collection of passionate technologists who solve problems for a wide range of clients. Founded in 1998, Infinity now has over 30 employees spread across North America. While their “first love” will always be Perl, Infinity has expertise across a wide array of languages, technologies and platforms, from .NET to Node, Swift to Xamarin. A long time and fervent supporter of the open source and Perl communities, you may recognize their employees from their CPAN contributions and YAPC talks.
Perl Careers is a Perl-focused recruitment consultancy, run by a Peter Sergeant, a CPAN contributor (PAUSE id SARGIE) with a recruitment background, rather than by a non-technical person. Peter works with clients and candidates in London, the US, and Australia. Peter is not only sponsoring the QAH, he's attending it as well, to work on some of his Test modules.
By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale, and performance required by today’s applications, MongoDB lets innovators deploy apps as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas. MongoDB has offered a Perl driver since 2009 and is one of the only major next-generation database companies to offer an internally-developed and officially-supported Perl client. MongoDB believes in the Perl community; they regularly host Perl Meetups in their NYC office and send developers to major conferences.
think project! is a cloud solution for cross-enterprise collaboration on projects. The name think project! stands for both highly-adaptable software as well as a team of specialists who tailor its implementation to meet individual requirements. think project! has used Perl and CPAN since the early 2000's. This has proven to be a good decision. For the last five years they have been proud to sponsor Perl events like the QAH.
Built on open-source technology with a commitment to customer success, DreamHost provides domain registration, web hosting and cloud services to 1.5 million sites, blogs and applications, and supports over 400,000 web designers, developers, content creators, small businesses and entrepreneurs with the power of the Open Web.
Campus Explorer is a free service that helps all types of students find the schools which best match their higher education needs. Campus Explorer provides pricing transparency, scholarship information, college rankings as well as numerous other key details on over 8,500 US colleges, universities and trade schools.
The Perl 6 Community
The Perl 6 Community are the people behind the Perl 6 language.
Our Bronze Sponsors
Booking.com is a world leader in booking accomodations online. Each day, over 1,000,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com.
Eligo is a UK-based recruitment agency that specialises in a number of areas, including software development. Their Perl recruiter is Rick Deller, who has presented at a number of Perl events around Europe.
CAPSiDE is a systems engineering company specialized in technological consulting and professional services, counting with expert engineers about high availability systems, networks and software developing.
Procura serves local government with ICT projects in the Netherlands.
Constructor.io provides autocomplete as a service, combining big data processing, machine learning, and a lightning-fast architecture to bring advanced autocomplete functionality to any site with a search bar.
We would also like to thank the following members of the Perl community, who made personal contributions. Thank you!