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YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?

by LanX (Bishop)
on Jan 18, 2010 at 14:32 UTC ( #817983=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
LanX has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


after my bad experience with trying to fly last minute to Lisbon, I wanted to organize Pisa much earlier...

Unfortunately has only "tentative dates" for the YAPC::EU 2010... (August 4-6, 2010)

Does anyone have better infos or knows at least a deadline for a definitive date, such that I can put a todo in my calender?

Cheers Rolf

UPDATE: Most important answer -> Re: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?

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Re: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?
by larsen (Parson) on Jan 18, 2010 at 16:00 UTC
    Hi, and thanks for asking :)

    We're aware more than some people are holding their breath waiting for an official announcement about YAPC::Europe's dates, but we still can't.

    Let me explain better:
    • It's true our target dates are August, 4th-6th. This is due to various reasons: convenient temporal distance from other important OS conferences like OSCON, informal investigations with some guest speakers, and so on
    • In order to hit these target dates and after some issues with the first (and second!) venue we put our eyes on we're working on obtaining a final commit from another venue. Without going through all the details, we can say we're close to obtain it, and finally publishing the official dates

    thanks again
    we hope to see you at the conference,

        There is a twitter feed at yapceu2010.

        I really hope to be able to make it this year.


      And when you update or confirm the dates of the conference, can you also let the world know what the theme of the conference will be?


      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

        Sure, I can let the world know now. Quoting our proposal:

        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, but is constantly being reborn with, for example, the parallel initiatives of Perl 6, and the Modern Perl 5 movement.
Re: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?
by JavaFan (Canon) on Jan 18, 2010 at 14:37 UTC
    A few weeks ago, I spoke the organizers, and they said that since many people already made commitments and travel arrangements for the first week of August, they weren't going to change the tentative dates.

      Ok I've send an email bidding to update this website to avoid confusion...

      Cheers Rolf

Re: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?
by BioLion (Curate) on Jan 18, 2010 at 14:51 UTC

    I have never been to a YAPC (EU or otherwise) - what usually goes on at them?

    YAPC Europe gives 'themes' but what actually do people talk about? Is it all talks? What is the pitch of the talks? i.e. are they specific "The use and buse of MooseX" etc...) or general "Perl as scientific glue" ( Lincoln Stein ). How much 'networking' and job-mongering goes on?

    Sorry for all the questions, and if there are better links than the ones I got from google, then point me towards them!

    Just a something something...
      How much 'networking' and job-mongering goes on?

      That's really up to you. If you do not get involved then conferences can be lonely places. If you are not naturally gregarious then try to arrange to meet up with people. Sessions will allow you to speak up but can be intimidating. The BOF (Birds Of a Feather) meetings are generally good for making contacts and fairly informal.
      How much 'networking' and job-mongering goes on?
      I would say there's a lot of 'networking' going on - in fact, for me it's an important aspect of the conferences (not just YAPC, or Perl conferences, there are other non-Perl conferences I visit), if not the most important aspect. For me, "networking" has resulted in (academic) papers, two jobs (including my current one), new friends, the discovery (over and over again) that people in real life are far more interesting and multi-facetted than they are as letters on a screen.

      As for job-mongering, both YAPC::EU and YAPC::NA have had stands with recruiters/HR people for the past couple of years (typically for sponsors). Details vary a bit from conference to conference; NA seems to have more stands, but more limited (and sceduled) time, as in EU there are less stands, but they're there during the entire conference. And there are always people saying "we're hiring".

        Thanks ( and cdarke! ) - I guess it is pretty much like a large academic conference then - plenty of behind-the-scenes stuff going on!

        Just a something something...
      It's like a national conference ... just bigger.

      Since it's EU its also much about coordination of colonizing the world, especially spreading languages, religious believes and economic systems.

      Hot topics ATM are a new opium war with China, deporting sending more protestant fundamentalist to Northern America and trading slaves in Africa...

      Cheers Rolf

      UPDATE: ;-)

        Also "Media domination and consorting with minors"? We could all learn from Berlusconi.

        Just a something something...
        > ... sending more protestant fundamentalist to Northern America

        Reality beats satire...

        German homeschoolers granted political asylum

        ...well... 7 more voters for Palin... 8-|

        Cheers Rolf

        BTW: The date of YAPC::EU has been confirmed now! 8)

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