In November 2017, several MetaCPAN developers came together in Chicago for an invite-only intensive workshop, dubbed meta::hack v2, to do focused maintenance and feature work on MetaCPAN.

This event was made possible by the generous donations of sponsors.

Platinum Sponsors B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 1,200,000 room nights are reserved on has supported Perl in countless ways over the years, and employs many well-known CPAN authors, including Sawyer X, Steffen Mueller, Philippe Bruhat, Mickey Nasriachi, Rafaël Garcia-Suarez, Yves Orton, Stevan Little, and an awful lot more (you can see a hopefully complete list in the source of ACME::CPANAuthors::Booking).

cPanel is a web-based control panel for managing a web hosting account. It provides a simple yet powerful interface for managing email accounts, security, domains, databases, and more. cPanel was originally written (in Perl!) by Nick Koston in 1997. cPanel (the company) now employees over 200 people, and Nick is their CEO. They've been using Perl for nearly 20 years now, and have long been supporters of Perl and its community. You may recognise some of their developers who are CPAN authors: Nicholas R. (ATOOMIC), Todd Rinaldo (TODDR), Reini Urban (RURBAN), Mark Gardener (MJGARDNER), Xan Hilmisdóttir (XAN), and others. Their CEO, Nick, still develops in Perl today.

Silver Sponsors

ServerCentral ServerCentral is a managed datacenter services provider offering fully managed cloud, network, and server infrastructure for startups and Fortune 500s worldwide. They provided the space, wifi, and food for meta::hack, and two of their employees were taking part: Joel Berger (JBERGER) and Doug Bell (PREACTION). ServerCentral uses Perl for inventory management, deployment systems, and numerous devops related projects.

Bronze Sponsors

Kritika.IO automates your Perl code review by adding it to your continuous integration. Find code style violations, catch bugs, detect duplications, keep complexity to a minimum, control test coverage and more! Enforce best practices and keep improving your code. Reduce technical debt and deliver features faster.