Last Week in Pony - July 16, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

Last Week In Pony is a weekly blog post to catch you up on the latest news for the Pony programming language. To learn more about Pony check out our website, our Twitter account @ponylang, or our Zulip community.

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The Week of Hoffman

It was the week of Kevin Hoffman. Kevin’s a new addition to the Pony community. Saturday before last he contacted us on Twitter and it’s been a whirlwind eight days since. Three blog posts written, an RFC opened, and a couple pull requests is a heck of a first week. Welcome to the community Kevin!

My First Pony

This past week, we launched what we hope is a regular series of blog posts on from members of the community. “My First Pony” will feature posts from community members about their early experiences using Pony. Ideally, written “in the moment”. If you are interested in participating, email Sean T. Allen at

The only caveat for “My First Pony” is that we ask you keep things positive. No talking down on other languages and tools. We’re here to celebrate Pony and discuss its flaws. We can do that without running down other languages. We’re building an upbeat, welcoming, positive community and we want “My First Pony” to reflect that spirit.

Items of note

News and Blog Posts


Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!

Final Comment Period

New RFCs


Sean T. Allen

Sean is a member of the Pony core team. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied, and works at Microsoft Research.