Alvar Freude just wrote in to ask for help soliciting Perl development teams for the upcoming Plat_Forms contest. He describes it as “an international contest and comparison with scientific evaluation about programming languages (and frameworks) for web development.”
It will take place at the end of January in Nuremberg, Germany. The rest of Alvar’s message is:
It would be good for the reputation of Perl if we participate with good teams. There is a mailing list for Perl coordination, etc.
As member of the German Perl Workshop team I am the “platform representative” for Perl. (Initially Perl was not listed as a platform, because the organizers thought it is dead; we convinced the organizers to include Perl and now have to prove that it isn’t dead.) We are searching for at least three top teams of three developers apiece for the Perl platform.
The goal of the contest is to compare the pros and cons of each development language approach. It is not primary about comparing the teams itself. This is the reason we’re looking for good teams for each language are searched.
The contest is organized by the Free University of Berlin, Linux Business Campus Nürnberg (a non-profit association for promoting Open Source) and iX, a German magazine for enterprise computing.
The benefit for companies is, that their names will be promoted in the papers written by the Free University of Berlin, and the papers will be published not only in the computer sciences community, but also as study and in business magazines. So this may be a good chance to promote Perl as a business ready (Web-) programming language — and the participating companies or teams as well!
German-area Catalyst, Jifty, and CGI::Application hackers unite!