YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga

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YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga is over

24/08/11 00:44 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe attendees,

This year's conference is over. We spent a few days doing some final works and calculations, and can deliver some statistics now.

There were 278 people who attended the conference in Riga. This is a great number and we wish it become bigger next year. The attendees dinner was attended by 302 people. We'd like to thank all the 87 speakers of the conference and all the attendees who came to Riga and enjoyed the conference with us during that week. 48 people (not all unique) attended the teaching classes before and after the conference. 38 bottles of champagne were drunk during the last coffee break :-)

The videos recorded during the conference will be incrementally appearing on the yapc.tv website in the following weeks.

All in all, we think the conference was great and we look forward to see you in Frankfurt in August of 2012. Frankfurt team had a strong proposal and we wish them to organize even better event.

You are welcome to send your feedback directly to mail@yapceurope.lv.

Thank you very much for your interest in Perl and the conference. See you next year.

Andrew Shitov, Dan Makarov, Alex Kapranov, Dmitry Karasik, Sergey Zhavoronkov.

Pre-conference meeting reminder

14/08/11 08:16 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe attendees,

Today at 18:30 we expect you to come to the pre-conference meeting at an open-air cafe in Dome Square (Doma laukums). Coordinates: 56.94958, 24.10565.

Our tables are under the most yellow umbrellas. In case of strong rain let's try to relocate to the rain-protected cafe with cellophane walls on the same square.

Starting beers are sponsored by our Platinum Sponsor, cPanel Inc.

Perl 6 Hackathon reminder

12/08/11 22:50 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe 2011 attendees,

Welcome to the YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga! We are very proud and happy to announce the conference wider programmer open! We start it with Perl 6 Hackathon tomorrow (13 August Saturday) at 10 a.m.

The hackathon will be held in Kampenhauzen conference room of Konventa Seta hotel located at Kaleju iela 9/11 in the heart of Old Town. Look for directions at the hotel's site.

Survival-in-the-city guide

09/08/11 09:12 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe attendees,

Let us deliver a small list of random things you might find useful while staying in Riga.

* Riga's official tourist site is liveriga.com.


* Local currency is Latvian Lat (LVL, Ls). Up-to-date exchange rates are published on the conference site.

* ATM machines and terminals in the stores and shops easily accept international credit cards.


* There are a few taxi networks working in the city. The biggest one seems to be BalticTaxi. To call a cab, call 8500 from your mobile phone. If you fly with AirBaltic, you may buy taxi vouchers on board at 13 EUR (a bit cheaper than buying it in the airport).

* City centre is located 20 minutes by car from the airport. Taxi would cost 10 LVL.

* Riga railway station and bus station are located quite close to the Old Town, both are in 20-25 min walk distance from the conference venue.

* Public transport (bus, tram, trolleybus) use combined tickets, which you may buy in ticket machines located at bus stops (not every ones). There's also one at the exit of the airport. They call those tickets e-talons, and their logo is a big blue lowercase letter 'e' with four red arrows.

* There's also separation between type of transport you may use with e-talon, or you may buy tickets for all types (bus, tram, trolleybus). There are tickets for 1, 10, or 20 trips, or for 24 hours, 3 or 5 days. One time ticket costs 0.5 LVL, versatile 5-day one - 9.50 LVL.

* The detailed information on public transport routes can be found at rigamap.net.


* There are three mobile operators: LMT, Bite, Tele2. Prepaid local SIM cards can be bought in the small shops, or, for example, on the forth floor of Galerija Centrs, the big store at the edge of Old Town (Audeju iela 16, 56.94789, 24.11284).

* 3G mobile internet is available from any operator, and it is quite fast: up to 5-7 Mbits/s, depending on the tariff. Tele2 sells cards for 2GB of traffic at 7.50 LVL, Bite offers hourly-based tariffs (0.7 LVL per hour). They also sell network-locked USB 3G modems which work with both Mac OS and Windows.


* The closest see beaches are those located in Jurmala (to the west of Riga) and Vecaki (to the north). They are reachable by regional trains from Central station, travel time is about half-an-hour.

* Note that there is no single Jurmala station. There are a few stations along the beach; Dubulti and Majori are the central ones. Take train going to Dubulti or Tukums to get to Jurmala.

* Take train direction Carnikava, Saulkrasti, or Skulte to get to Vecaki.


06/08/11 09:38 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe 2011 attendees,

In a few days this year's YAPC::Europe conference will be open. This short reminder lists the things you might want to know before the conference.


* Conference days are 15-17 August.

* Venue address is K. Valdemara iela 5, Riga, Latvia. Entrance coordinates: 56.95590, 24.10720.

* Attendees registration starts at 09:00 Monday 15th August in the venue hall.

* Print your conference ticket and bring it to the venue.

* Buy a ticket if the link above does not work for you.


* Come by at the pre-conference meeting on Sunday 14th at 18:30 in an open-air cafe in the middle of Dome Square (Doma laukums). Coordinates: 56.94958, 24.10565.

* Attendees dinner is on Tuesday 16th August. There will be bus transfer from the venue at 18:20.

* Attendees dinner is free for every user with a ticket. Additional dinner for your partner can be purchased online.

* Free Perl 6 hackathon starts at 10:00 in Konventa Kampenhauzen room in Konventa Seta hotel. The address is Kalēju iela, 9/11 (56.948345, 24.11022). Ask for a direction at the hotel reception.

Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions about your visit to Riga.

See you!

Alpha version of the schedule is ready

21/06/11 12:12 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

We are happy to announce that the early version of our schedule is ready and visible: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/schedule.

Please explore it and mark the talks you'd like to attend. This will help us to the select proper room sizes for the talks.

The Fifth YAPC::Europe Newsletter

15/06/11 23:46 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Dear YAPC::Europe attendees,

We had a two-month vacations and didn't send any newsletters. We hope you are quite hungry now due to the lack of news about the most important Perl event in Europe. To overcome the hunger we'll speak about food today :-)

There are great news.

Following a tradition (probably based on generic human being instincts) there are two official food parties around the conference. The pre-conference meeting and the attendees dinner.

Pre-conference meeting

In the evening before the main days of the conference, namely, the 14th of August (Sunday) we will be waiting you in the very centre of Riga, just in front of one of the Riga's place of interest, Rigas Doms.

If the weather is good (no rain), we'll sit'n'roam (or, in Modern Perl it should be written as sit::n::roam) at the street summer tables. In case of rain, there's a backup closely located place with a permanent rain protection roof.

Worth to mention that we have our brilliant (in fact, Platinum) sponsor, cPanel Inc., which made it possible to offer the attendees of pre-conference meeting a free beer or two! Just be on time, we'll start at 18:30 there. All the routes, maps and instructions will be sent to you before the conference.

Attendees dinner

In the evening of the second day of the conference, the 16th of August (Tuesday) we have the attendees dinner. It means that after the end of the talks we invite all of you to come to another Riga's famous place, Lido restaurant to have another beer and some food this time :-)

We'll try to make the dinner less formal so that we are not tied to small tables being forced to see the same people for a couple of hours. We'll do our best to achieve the most comfortable atmosphere for attendees chatting, talking and meeting.

Let us say that we have to thank our Platinum Sponsor, Booking.com B.V. for branding the dinner and make it free for the attendees (well, paid ones :-) and speakers.

You are welcome to bring your partner to the dinner, just make sure to pay for them before. We'll let you know how much you need to pay for the partner later.

If you have any special requirements (vegetarian, vegan, no fish, whatever), please let us know in advance so that we are more flexible. Just send us an e-mail to mail@yapceurope.lv right now.

OK, this is the end of today's newsletter, and we'll be back really soon.

New sponsors

Please welcome our new sponsors!

Feel free to contact us: mail@yapceurope.lv.
Follow our Twitter: twitter.com/yapcrussia.
Visit the site: yapceurope.lv.

See you all at YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga!

Late-bird price

15/04/11 01:08 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

The early-bird price has just gone. For those who didn't manage to buy the cheapest ever ticket to YAPC::Europe we propose a special limited offer: Late-bird price of 89 €. The offer is only valid for three days: 15th, 16th and 17th of April.

Buy your ticket to the conference right now and save 10 €.

The Fourth YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter

13/04/11 14:51 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)


This is the Fourth YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter.

First of all, we'd like to remind that less than two days left before the Early Bird price expires. Save 20 Euro and join YAPC attendees today!

In this issue:

  • Initial list of proposed talks
  • Perl 6 hackathon
  • New sponsor

Proposed talks

We have a number of talks proposals that our speakers suggested. The deadline for submitting talks is 17th of July, and today we can show you what we've got in our collection already.

There will be lots of talks about Perl and its community for people of every level and role: from beginner to advanced users, for both programmers and managers. Take a look at the following list.

  • What's new in Perl 5.14
  • Bending syntax with 5.14‎
  • Bending semantics with 5.14‎
  • Perl 5.16 and Beyond‎

And the rest go in alphabetical order:

  • Adventures in Marketing‎
  • Axes, maths, theremins and other tools for change‎
  • Cool, bonsai, cool - An introduction to ElasticSearch‎
  • Dependency Injection and TDD‎
  • Deploying Plack web applications‎
  • Euclid, Socrates and Mill - Quality in Documentation‎
  • German Perl Workshop 2012
  • Gnokii - an alternative approach‎
  • Hg vs. Git‎
  • I <3 my Community‎
  • It's the optree that matters‎
  • On releases, deployments, FHS and the ways to get "that code" into the production‎
  • Perl Masons‎
  • Perlude: a taste of haskell in perl‎
  • Plack basics - website best practices‎
  • Redis - A key/value store‎
  • Relationships, the Modern Perl way‎
  • Roman numbers and Perl‎
  • Speaker Training‎
  • State of the Velociraptor‎
  • Template::Flute - Modern HTML and PDF Engine‎
  • Terms of endearment - the ElasticSearch query language explained‎
  • The Legend of Data::Query - a LINQ's awakening‎
  • use types‎
  • Using Regular Expressions‎
  • What's new in Catalyst 5.90?‎
  • Why time is difficult‎
  • Writing Plugins for Padre, the Perl IDE‎‎
If you want to comment on this list, please contact us (mail@yapceurope.lv). If you'd like to submit your own talk, do it online.

Perl 6 hackathon

On the 13th of August (Saturday) we are hosting the Perl 6 hackathon.

The Perl 6 hackathon is a one day event for those who want to look at internals of Perl 6 and its development process. There will be people who are responsible for Perl 6 design, specification and implementation, and Rakudo developers. The hackathon will be held in a meeting room in the hotel located in Old Town. Snacks and beer included. Please add this talk to your personal schedule (click the star) if you are going to attend it so that we know which kind of room to book for it.

The Perl 6 hackathon is one of our delighted events: previously we had a very successful hackathon on Perl 6 in Kiev, and we are going to have one more this May during YAPC::Russia in Moscow.

The Perl 6 hackathon is free. All you need there are your laptop and a passion for Perl 6.

New Sponsor

Let us introduce our new Sponsor: Google.

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

We thank everybody who have already bought their ticket to the conference and teaching classes.

Uz redzēšanos!


In the following newsletters:

  • Wiki pages
  • User profiles
  • New sponsors
  • Pre-conference meeting
  • Attendees dinner
  • Conference auction
  • Riga sightseeing

Feel free to contact us: mail@yapceurope.lv.
Follow our Twitter: twitter.com/yapcrussia.
Visit the site: yapceurope.lv.

See you all at YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga!

Proposed talk submissions

09/04/11 19:15 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Our speakers already proposed quite a few talks. We are happy to show you what we've got in our shopping cart right now.

  • What's new in Perl 5.14
  • Bending syntax with 5.14‎
  • Bending semantics with 5.14‎
  • Why time is difficult‎
  • Gnokii — an alternative approach‎
  • Hg vs. Git‎
  • Axes, maths, theremins and other tools for change‎
  • Roman numbers and Perl‎
  • Cool, bonsai, cool — An introduction to ElasticSearch‎
  • Terms of endearment — the ElasticSearch query language explained‎
  • Template::Flute — Modern HTML and PDF Engine‎
  • Speaker Training‎
  • ‎I <3 my Community‎
  • Plack basics — website best practices‎
  • Redis — A key/value store‎
  • Dependency Injection and TDD‎
  • Deploying Plack web applications‎
  • Relationships, the Modern Perl way‎
  • What's new in Catalyst 5.90?‎
  • Using Regular Expressions‎
  • Writing Plugins for Padre, the Perl IDE‎‎
  • Euclid, Socrates and Mill — Quality in Documentation‎
  • The Legend of Data::Query — a LINQ's awakening‎
  • State of the Velociraptor‎
  • use types‎
  • Perl 5.16 and Beyond‎
  • It's the optree that matters‎
  • Perl Masons‎
  • German Perl Workshop 2012‎
  • Introduction to Perl: Documentation
  • ‎Getting the most out of YAPC‎
  • ‎Introduction to CPAN: Useful Modules‎
  • Introduction to CPAN: Creating and Uploading
  • ‎Introduction to Perl: Data Structures‎
  • ‎Introduction to Perl: Getting Data In and Out‎
  • Introduction to Perl: Regular Expressions‎
  • ‎Introduction to Perl: Testing‎

Weekly photos

07/04/11 21:38 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

New section of our website launched: Weekly photo about conference-related things.

The Third YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter

04/04/11 11:26 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)


This is the Third YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter.

Thank you for being with us during the long period since the previous newsletter. Today we've got an integral update of activities around YAPC::Europe in Riga, and those are the main topic of today's newsletter.

In this issue:

  • Attendees statistics
  • Speakers statistics
  • Speaker training (brand new!)
  • Teaching classes
  • Discounts
  • Accommodation
  • New sponsors

Attendees statistics

On 17th March, the 100th attendee was registered on the conference website. Today there are 127 registered people coming from 22 countries and 44 monger groups. Here is the list of counties, sorted by the number of attendees: Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, Austria, USA, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland, Croatia, France, Australia, Estonia, Italy, Belarus, Sweden, Israel, Latvia, Hungary and Belgium.

If you don't see your country in the beginning of the list, it's time to tell your friends and colleagues about the conference.

Speakers statistics

We've got 45 talk submissions right now. They cover a number of topics of Modern Perl and include Jesse Vincent's "‎Perl 5.16 and Beyond‎" and Matt S Trout's "State of the Velociraptor‎". The latter is becoming yet another YAPC tradition.

If you'd like to give a talk or a lightning talk, please submit it online.

There will be a special branch of talks during the conference intended for beginners. We invite experienced speakers to give their own talk in that branch.

Among that, we are proud and happy to announce that Larry Wall attends the conference.

Speaker Training

This year we introduce a special event for the speakers: Speaker Training. This is a half-a-day class for those who would like to give a talk at YAPC it the most effective way. Our goal is not only to select interestingly described talks, but also to have interesting, expressive and charismatic speakers, attractive at both the theory and the show.

Speaker Training will happen on Sunday, 14th August. The event is free. To attend it you only need to become a speaker and tick a star at its page.

Speaker trainers are Damian Conway and Alex Kapranov.

Teaching classes

We present a list of teaching classes which take place before and after the main YAPC::Europe days. The classes will be run by experienced Perl stars.

This is the list of classes we are ready to announce:

Dave Cross
Introducing Modern Perl
Sunday, 14 August 2011
8 hours

brian d foy
Surviving Perl Unicode
Sunday, 14 August 2011
4 hours

Jonathan Worthington
Object-Oriented Programming in Perl 6
Thursday, 18 August 2011
8 hours

Herbert Breunung
WxPerl in Details
Thursday, 18 August 2011
8 hours

Damian Conway
Perl Best Practices
Thursday, 18 August 2011
8 hours

Gabor Szabo
Testing with Perl
Thursday, 18 August 2011
8 hours

Damian Conway
Understanding Regular Expressions
Friday, 19 August 2011
8 hours

Teaching classes will be held in conference rooms outside the venue, but still inside the Old Town. There will be snacks, tea and coffee available for the attendees. Classes are an extra option: you don't need to attend the conference to attend the class, and vice versa. You can buy a conference ticket online.


Let us remind that less than two weeks left before the Early Bird price expires. Buy a ticket before 14th of April and save 20 Euro.

You can also save additional money if you attend more than one paid training class. The registration for the second class saves you 10 Euro; for the third one — 30 Euro.


The YAPC attendees tend to stay close to each other. In Riga it is very easy if you choose a hotel in the Old Town (called Vecriga in Latvian). Visit our page hotels.yapceurope.lv to find a hotel close to the venue. Having the hotel booked, please include yourself into the wiki list "Who Stays Where".

New sponsors

We are very pleased to announce our new sponsors: Booking.com, $foo magazine and O'Reilly.

Our new Platinum Sponsor: Booking.com.

Booking.com is part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN) World's #1 Online Hotel Reservations Company attracting over 30 million unique visitors every month and offering 120,000+ hotels worldwide.

Due to the growth of IT department Booking.com are now hiring 20+ Perl people.

Booking.com uses Perl, Apache, mod_perl, MySQL, Memcache, Mason, JavaScript, Git, Linux & more! Their software development basis is SCRUM = Agile!

Are you ready to relocate to Amsterdam in an international, result driven, fun & dynamic work environment? Join them!

Our new Sponsor: $foo magazine.

$foo is the first German Perl magazine dedicated to Perl. It is published every three months and can be purchased as PDF or printed.

You can read workshops about topics as Perl 6 or WxPerl, tutorials about Moose and many more. There a are 6 CPAN modules introduced with a short abstract each issue.

Our new Sponsor: O'Reilly.

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Call for sponsors

We've got great sponsors, but we still need money to make the conference the best ever YAPC::Europe. Talk to your companies, they are willing to participate, we know! More information about the sponsorship plans is published online.

Uz redzēšanos!*


* Goodbye (Latvian)

In the following newsletters: * Attendees statistics update * YAPC organizers training (brand new!) * New sponsors * Pre-conference meeting * Attendees dinner * Conference auction * Riga sightseeing

Feel free to contact us: mail@yapceurope.lv.
Follow our Twitter: twitter.com/yapcrussia.
Visit the site: yapceurope.lv.

See you all at YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga!

The Second YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter

14/02/11 16:06 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)


This is the Second YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter.

In this issue:

* Attendees statistics * Star speakers update * Call for speakers * Call for teachers * Beginner track (brand new!) * Send-a-newbie * New sponsors

Thank you very much for early registration to the conference, and special thanks to those who already paid :-) Early-bird price is still available, and will close four months before the conference.


Today we've got registered attendees from 17 countries: Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Austria, United States, Netherlands, Poland, Belarus, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Australia, Denmark, and Croatia. The list is ordered by the number of people coming from the country. It is a good time for regular leaders to register! :-)


We are very happy to announce that Damian Conway is coming to YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga!


We are ready to accept talk proposals. There are two standard talk slots this year: 20 and 40 minutes. Exceptions are available for keynotes and small teaching classes: 60 and 120 minutes.

We also will have three sessions of lightning talks, one per each conference day.

To submit a talk, please visit http://yapceurope.lv/ye2011/newtalk and fill the form. We kindly request to carefully select target audience (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or any): it will help potential attendees to decide if they are going to attend the talk.

All the approved speakers (except those who give lightning talks only) attend the conference free of charge.

Talk submission deadline is 17th July 2011 (four weeks before the conference). Approval notification: 31st of July. Do not forget to follow this year's theme: "Modern Perl".


Apart from the talks, which will happen during the conference "Talk Days" (15th to 17th August), we are calling for trainers and teachers. We have four extra days (two ones before and two after) for paid teaching classes and Perl training. Please contact us for additional details if you would like to run such a class. Classes are expected to last 4, 8, or 16 hours.


One of the talk tracks will be dedicated entirely for beginners in Perl. This track is to become a permanent part of every future YAPC. Talks given there cover all the basic areas of knowledge which are the core of modern Perl: CPAN, useful modules, data structures, getting data in and out, regular expressions, documentation and testing.

Speakers of the Beginner Track are very welcome. Good slides are also desired; they will help us to create a collection of educational materials future speakers can use.

More information is available online: http://yapceurope.lv/ye2011/talk/3242.


The Enlightened Perl Organisation enrols the Send-a-Newbie programme. The goal of it is to grant a few attendees with a free ticket to YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga.

For the third year new attendees receive the opportunity to attend the main European Perl conference free of charge.

For further information on how to apply and how to donate, please visit programme's site: http://www.send-a-newbie.enlightenedperl.org/.


We are pleased to announce our two new sponsors: Best Practical Solutions and cPanel Inc.

* Our new Sponsor: Best Practical Solutions http://bestpractical.com/

Best Practical Solutions LLC is the creator of RT: Request Tracker, the leading open-source issue tracking system.

* Our new Platinum Sponsor: cPanel Inc. http://cpanel.net/

cPanel is the industry leader for turning standalone servers into a fully automated point-and-click hosting platform. Tedious tasks are replaced by web interfaces and API-based calls. cPanel is designed with multiple levels of administration including admin, reseller, end user, and email-based interfaces. These multiple levels provide security, ease of use, and flexibility for everyone from the server administrator to the email account user.

* Our Silver Sponsor: YAPC::Europe 2010 http://perl.it/

* Our Sponsor: YAPC Europe Foundation http://yapceurope.org/

* Our Sponsor: Findus Internet-OPAC


We've got great sponsors, but we still need money to make the conference the best ever YAPC::Europe. Talk to your companies, they are willing to participate, we know! More information about the sponsorship plans is published online: http://yapceurope.lv/ye2011/sponsorship/index.html.


In the following newsletters:

* Attendees statistics update * Speaker training (brand new!) * YAPC organizers training (brand new!) * New sponsors * Pre-conference meeting * Attendees dinner * Riga sightseeing

Feel free to contact us: mail@yapceurope.lv. Follow our Twitter: http://twitter.com/yapcrussia. Visit the site: http://yapceurope.lv/.

See you all at YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga!

Send-a-Newbie programme

19/01/11 15:41 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

The Enlightened Perl organization presents the Send-a-Newbie 2011 project.

The First YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter

19/01/11 00:56 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)


This is the First YAPC::Europe 2011 Newsletter.


Some time ago you subscribed to our notification mailing list of YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga. Thank you for your interest!

Today we officially announce the launch of our full-size website. Welcome: yapceurope.lv

Registration pages, talk submissions and payment system are up and running. You can also find information about Riga, its airport, public transport, mobile phones and sightseeing: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/riga/index.html.

For your convenience, we created a page with a list of exchange rates of Latvian Lat: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/riga/exchange.html.

There is another special page for hotel reservations: hotels.yapceurope.lv which is intended to help you to find a hotel in Riga close to the venue.

You can either log in with your user name from previous YAPCs or other Perl workshops: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/main or create a new account: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/register. After signing in you will be asked to join the conference.

The website is running Act (A Conference Toolkit), the same system which is used for many other Perl events. Huge thanks and respect to the guys who created Act and do its maintenance over the last few years. The list of conferences which are using that software is amazing: act.mongueurs.net/conferences.html.


There is an official Twitter account where we post random thoughts and news of how the preparation to the conference goes. Follow us: twitter.com/yapcrussia.

Conference news and newsletters are available via RSS: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/atom/en.xml.


We have three basic levels of attendance fee: * Regular price 99 EUR; * Student price 59 EUR; * Business price 299 EUR.

Early birds can buy a ticket with a reduced price of 79 EUR. This proposal will end on 14th of April.

Baltic citizen (those of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) may purchase cheaper tickets. All the information on pricing is available online: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/price/index.html.

Conference speakers attend the conference free of charge (which does not apply to lightning talks-only speakers).


We would like to invite companies to sponsoring YAPC::Europe 2011. Basic information about the sponsorship is published at yapceurope.lv/ye2011/sponsorship/index.html.

Please note that a person who brings a sponsor to us can attend the conference free of charge.


YAPC Europe Foundation


The YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) is a non-profit organization which works to promote Perl in Europe primarily through public events. YEF supports conference organizers with kickstart donations and by sponsoring an online payment system that can be connected to Act. The venue committee also reviews proposals for the annual YAPC::Europe conference.

Findus Internet-OPAC

Findus is a media search programme specifically for community and municipal libraries. It allows users to quickly search their media library stock.

YAPC::Europe 2010


YAPC::Europe 2010 was held in Pisa, Italy, in August 2010. The event was organized by the Perl.It association and the Italian Perl Mongers.


This newsletter was sent to those who gave us their e-mail addresses on our old website and was intended only to inform you about the launch of our new site. The mailing list will be destroyed right after the last e-mail goes out. You are kindly requested to register on our conference site and join the conference to receive future newsletters: yapceurope.lv/ye2011/main.

Feel free to contact us: mail@yapceurope.lv.


Website launched

18/01/11 13:10 by Andrew Shitov (‎ash‎)

Today we launched new, full-sized, version of our site. It is running Act (A Conference Toolkit) software, thanks for the guys who created it and who is maintaining sites of most of the Perl conferences. Registration, talks submission and payment systems are all up and running.