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The CPAN “Once a Week, Every Week” Contest

In a blog entry, Mark Fowler resolved to release a Perl distribution to the CPAN each and every week. I decided to take him up on his challenge, and created this website to track our progress. It’s fairly obvious I’m a coder, not a graphic designer. Don’t complain about the design, fork it on GitHub and improve it! Pull requests welcome.

If you have a PAUSE ID, then you’re entered in the contest. All you have to do is upload a distribution to CPAN every week, and don’t skip any weeks. It can be a new module, or just a new version of an existing module. What’s the prize? The satisfaction of knowing you’re helping to make the CPAN the greatest collection of open-source code on the planet.

This page shows the top 10 chains in all categories. Click on the headings to see the full lists.

Longest Chains in the Contest

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 119 * 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 113 * 96%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 111 * 93%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 108 * 94%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 105 * 99%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 103 * 90%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 96 * 98%
8 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 88%
9 RJBS Jan 1, 2012 74 99%
10 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 63 * 73%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

   indicates that the author has not made a release yet this week

Longest Chains Still under Construction

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 CJM Jan 1, 2012 119 99%
2 FREW Feb 12, 2012 113 96%
3 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 111 93%
4 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 108 94%
5 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 105 99%
6 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 103 90%
7 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 96 98%
8 KENTNL Feb 3, 2013 63 73%
9 RJBS Jun 9, 2013 45 99%
10 NEILB Aug 11, 2013 36 56%

Longest Chains of All Time

The contest began January 1, 2012,
but CPAN began on August 16, 1995.
These authors didn’t even know they were competing.

Rank Author Chain Started Weeks Active
1 RJBS Aug 24, 2008 122 48%
2 CJM Jan 1, 2012 119 * 19%
3 FREW Feb 12, 2012 113 * 19%
4 ETHER Mar 4, 2012 111 * 12%
5 BARBIE Mar 25, 2012 108 * 27%
6 TOBYINK Apr 15, 2012 105 * 21%
7 BOOK Apr 29, 2012 103 * 32%
8 BINGOS Jun 17, 2012 96 * 46%
9 TOKUHIROM May 27, 2012 80 34%
10 KRYDE May 23, 2010 66 26%

* indicates that the chain is not yet broken

   indicates that the author has not made a release yet this week

Contact me at onceaweek@cjmweb.net