Hello Catalyst Community!
Well, its come to the end of another year! I know we've all done a ton of work over the past 12 months, so now is the time to brag about it, to show off newly learned skills and take the opportunity to say something in a forum that is going to reach a lot of people and become part of the legend and lore of our community.
We've opened a repository on github (https://github.com/perl-catalyst/2013-Advent-Staging/) to help you get started. It contains a nice template and has some examples of previous years successful contributions. So, here's your chance!
What.. you don't know what to write about? Oh. You think your code skillz are not up to it?
This year I want to invite people to go beyond the traditions of Perl Advent. Of course cookbooks style code examples with explanations are great to have. But I'd also love to just have articles about your successful Catalyst projects, new website launches, or any work you've done using Catalyst on the job, for personal use or for teaching.
So if you want to just write a short article about how you started working for a Perl shop that used Catalyst and how that ended up for you, go for it! Or you started a new website, I'd love to see that as well. Or you demoed Catalyst at an on the job or offsite presentation. Whatever, just something to do with Catalyst and around all the great stuff Catalyst brings to Perl and to our industry.
In particular I'd like to reach out to non programming or management members of our community. I know quite often our community conversation is overwhelmed by programmer talk, but non programming managers, recruiters, product developers and more are also Catalyst stakeholders and I'd be really happy to see an advent article that goes like "I'm a CEO of a company that uses Catalyst and its really worked out for us...".
I'm even open to seeing articles that are great, instructive - constructive criticism of Catalyst codebase or common practices. If it brings us to a good place in the end, just go for it!
So, this year lets try to broaden the conversation and be more inclusive of voices that are often ignored. Don't be afraid! And don't worry to ask for help or for review of anything you want to submit
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