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YAPC::Europe 2011 “Modern Perl”

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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!