Here is my presentation for YAPC::EU 2010 in Pisa:
Some news about YAPC EU 2010:
- Regular fee: 100 EUR
- Student fee (for full-time students): 40 EUR
- Corporate fee (invoice available): 250 EUR
All prices include Italian VAT (20%).
For speakers free 🙂 (lightning-talk speakers not included)
Guests: Wall, Conway, Randall, Rolsky…
There will be courses before and after conference:
- Understanding Regular Expressions, by Damian Conway
- Introducing Modern Perl, by Dave Cross
- Presentation Aikido, by Damian Conway
- Introduction to Moose, by Dave Rolsky
- Catalyst 5.80 Master Class, by Matt S. Trout (Shadowcat Systems Ltd.)
- WxPerl in Details, by Herbert Breunung
- Effective Perl Programming, by brian d foy
Priced 150-220 euro each.
And a trip to Florence is very likely to be arranged on Saturday, August 7th (just after the conference). Yay! Remener Hannibal Lecter drawing Duomo on the wall in his cell? 😉
YAPC::EU::2010 is coming!
It will be held from 4 to 6 August 2010 in My One Hotel Pisa Conference Centre
( http://www.myonehotel.it/eng/galilei/default.asp – map: http://bit.ly/8FN64F – quite near to the airport. )
YAPC::EU::2010 conference theme will be: The Renaissance of Perl
The conference theme is the Renaissance of Perl. This topic pays homage to Italy's role as the cradle of the Renaissance, and acknowledges how Perl is far from a dead legacy language
The more I hear that Perl is not dead, the more I wonder whether it is acutally dead ;-p
YAPC Europe Foundation is nonprofit organisation, helping with organisations of YAPCs and Perl Workshops in Europe. They help by giving kickstart bonuses for conferences, workshops, hackathons and provideing payment processing.
From the financial report for 2009 one canread that much of their expenses is bank and payment processign expenses – about 100 EUR for Bank Account Charge and 600E for payment.
If you are going to organise perl conference or other similiar event with the help of foundation – read the cashflow diagrams carefully, to avoid sudden shortage of cash 🙂
Frozen Perl is a three day event held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, MN. The main event is a one-day, two-track workshop on Saturday, February 6th. Saturday will begin (after the greeting) by keynote by brian d foy.
At Friday there are two classes: Effective Perl Programming by brian d foy and Intro to Moose by Dave Rolsky. Each class is $100, also 4 student seats at $25 each.
At Sunday, there will be hackathons ( http://www.frozen-perl.org/mpw2010/wiki?node=Hackathon )
More info here: http://www.frozen-perl.org/mpw2010/
It seems that there are lots of conferences and other events about perl – both global (like yapc) and local (like Bulgarian Perl Workshop http://event.perlbulgaria.org/sofia2010/ ). So maybe perl is not dying at all 🙂
More nice people I met:
Three nice guys from Poland (okay, two, as I travelled with one): Maciej, Perl developer from booking.com, and the second I do not know much about 🙂
And lots and lots more, but its no use to write about all 🙂
On the YAPC::EU this summer I met a few nice people.Here is a short list, just a few form many nice people:
I was honoured to meet Larry Wall, who told me to have “appropiate amount of fun” on my presentation about WTFs.
A few minutes earlier I met Damian Conway, whom I helped with aplying last-minute changes to conference schedule and putting in on conference room door, before I realised who he was.
Paul Fenwick dressed as Star Trek hero did presentation about klingon Perl programming. A bit earlier this day, Damian Conway did completely different presentation about klingon Perl programming, making with his voice sounds that soon made him thirsty.
to be continued…
I received feedback from conference attendees about my presentation at YAPC::EU. And it was very good 🙂
After the conference attendees are encouraged to express their opinions on presentations they attended and grade them. Then the aggregated grades and opinions are sent to speaker.
I was a bit nervous, but fortunately presentation about WTFish side of using Perl was graded between 7 and 10 (on a scale from 1 to 10), mostly 8-9.
There were also opinions – good and bad.
Bad: I could have been speaking louder and with better intonation and gestures. Slides also could be a bit better. Someone even wrote “Poor guy, it is hard to present in another language. I hope he isnt disheartened, his presentation is good” 🙂
Good opinions (quoted from the feedback I got):
- Covered well some common but not obvious traps in Perl for newbies. The material was good.
- Good title and subject – humourous way to present this sid of Perl. As a total beginner some parts I knew of and felt the same WTFness and it is nice to feel that it is as mad as I thought!
- This presentation pin pointed some of the things that regularly “bite” newbies, so it was most valuable. It had many examples, and I hope I can remember them all. [ note: there are slides available to download at this blog, so you don’t have to remeber all 🙂 – Lech ]
Thanks for good opinions 🙂 and also for bad – those taught me something about presentations. Next time it will be better 🙂
I did my talk about WTF in Perl at YAPC::EU 2009 at Monday, August 3rd. It was a bit stresfull experience for me. Especially that my laptop did not want to show presentation on the projector. I turned out that I do not know my own laptop. Right, I use it rarely. Hopefully presentation was not bad, I received some positive feedback. People were clapping too. Nice 🙂 One person asked me for slides. So here they are:
Feedback about my talk is appreciated, use comment field below 🙂
The YAPC EU in Lisbon is coming. There was a discussion on mailing list about TAXIS in Lisbon.So, here you have some info on a useful site about Lisbon (and about tourism on the whole world):