In November 2018, several MetaCPAN developers came together in Chicago for an invite-only intensive workshop, dubbed meta::hack v3, to do focused maintenance and feature work on MetaCPAN.
This event was made possible by the generous donations of sponsors.
Booking.com B.V., part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com, the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 1,200,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com. Booking.com 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).
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.