Each year a series of 25 articles is published rather humorously as the Catalyst Advent Calendar.
Please note that some of the techniques in older articles may now be obsolete.
Catalyst Advent Calendar 2007
Catalyst Advent Calendar 2006
Catalyst Advent Calendar 2005
If you'd like to contribute an article, either get on to IRC channel #catalyst-dev on irc.perl.org or post a message to the catalyst-dev list in November suggesting a topic and asking for feedback. Assuming the topic is accepted, ask for a Subversion login and password.
The site is run using the \CatalystAdvent application. The code may be checked out of the Subversion repository at http://dev.catalystframework.org/repos/Catalyst/trunk/examples/CatalystAdvent. (Instructions on using Subversion are at http://svnbook.red-bean.com/)
Draft articles pending approval are held in the
Approved articles are held below
root/2007/1.pod holds the day 1 article for 2007.
Draft articles are moved up to
root/<year> once checked and approved.
Articles are written in POD format. If you're not sure about POD formatting, look at previous articles to see how to insert titles, quote code etc.
Say you have been allocated day 10 in 2008.
Check out the CatalystAdvent app from Subversion
$ svn co http://dev.catalystframework.org/repos/Catalyst/trunk/examples/CatalystAdvent \CatalystAdvent
Create \CatalystAdvent/root/2008/pen/10.pod - you can check how it looks with
$ perldoc \CatalystAdvent/root/2008/pen/10.pod
Submit the article
$ svn commit \CatalystAdvent/root/2008/pen/10.pod
Drop a note on IRC or by email to catalyst-dev saying it's ready for approval