in reply to Perl quests .. programming challenges
Well, there was that recent "contest" sponsored by vroom - check out Post Election Day Perl. I mean, I consider myself a novice, but I thought "what the heck, that's a fun project." I totally blew an afternoon working on it, and in the process did learn a bunch of stuff.
Hm. Maybe I'll have to come up with a cool contest like that and buy someone a PM tshirt. Maybe someone else will.