Last Week in Pony - September 19, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

We are looking for people to help fix bugs in the Arm version of Pony. And we’ll provide you with equipment.

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@SeanTAllen writes:

We are looking for people to help fix bugs in the Arm version of Pony. And we’ll provide you with equipment. We have budget to supply folks with Raspberry Pi 4 systems to use for development and testing. Yes, building LLVM takes “just a little while”, but after that, I can report it’s “not as slow the last time I tried to use a Pi for Pony development a few years ago”.

If you have good knowledge of C and a familiarity with C++ and want to get dirty with the Pony compiler and runtime plus probably some LLVM, we want you! Drop by the Zulip and let us know you are interested.

Just think of it $120 worth of hardware in return for hours and hours and hours of your time plus working with the Pony core team. If that doesn’t sound like a no-brainer, I don’t know what does. This is more fun than you can shake a stick at, and trust us, we’ve shaken sticks at heaps and heaps of fun.


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Theo Butler

Theo is a member of the Pony core team and student at Drexel University. His interests include persistent data structures, programming languages, and writing software while listening to Swancore.