Volunteering for Perl Quiz of the Week

Thinking of volunteering to run QOTW one week? Here's what you will need to do:

  1. Send a note to perl-qotw-submit to arrange a week and a quiz for yourself.

  2. (Optional) Select a quiz question, and write it up in a suitable format, making the question as clear as possible; perhaps with an example if appropriate. If you can't (or don't want to) do this, I can do any or all of it for you, but please try to warn me in advance. My quiz idea files are available if you would like to see them.

  3. Write up a sample solution for the week's quiz and have it ready to go out by the following Monday. You may also read the discuss list and find one of the solutions posted there and use that instead of writing your own solution.

    If the quiz is a 'regular' and not an 'expert' quiz, the solution must use only features explained in the Llama Book. You should include at least a brief explanation of the solution you choose and point out any noteworthy features it contains.

  4. (Optional) Look over the week's traffic on the perl-qotw-discuss list and take note of any alternative approaches or interesting discussion related to the quiz; write up a summary of the results and send it out with the sample solution.

Past reports

Examples of past reports are available:

Your reports don't have to be as detailed or as elaborate as some of these are. All that's required is a sample solution and an explanation of how it works. (If your report is that detailed, that's fine too.)

Emergency Contact List

I have a mailing list of people who are willing to be contacted if I need to find a volunteer quickly. If you're willing to be on this list, send a message to perl-qotw-submit-subscribe@plover.com or post this form:

your address


The QOTW main web page is presently available in several languages. If you're interested in translating it to a language that isn't available yet, please see these instructions.


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