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YAPC::Europe::2006 - Lightning Talks & Workshops

by barbie (Deacon)
on May 17, 2006 at 09:40 UTC ( #549976=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

30th August - 1st September 2006
Birmingham, UK

Welcome to the seventh official bulletin regarding the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference from the Birmingham 2006 Organisers.

Call for Lightning Talks

A regular feature of YAPC conferences is the Lightning Talks. Rapid fire 5 minute presentations about anything and everything. Take a look at the links below if you've never seen a Lightning Talk before, and find out how easy it is to get involved. There will potentially be 2 Lightning Talk presentation slots, depending upon the submissions of both regular talks and lightning talks, so please submit as many as you like. R Geoffrey Avery will presiding over the Lightning Talks, so all correspondance for them will be with Geoff not ourselves.

Deadline for Lightning Talks is 23rd August, 2006.

Call for Workshops

We've had several talk submissions now, but we are still looking for some cool workshop submissions. We've had discussions with some that are interested in doing some workshops, but we're looking for some more. So if you're involved in a project that could do with some timeout away from regular talks to explain the details, either as a hands-on tutorial, a Q&A session or hackathon, please feel free to submit. The format doesn't have to be too rigid, just give us an idea of what you expect to do and any reference links that will give us an idea of what the project is about.

As per regular talks, please submit your workshop proposals to <> no later than midnight GMT on Friday 2nd June 2006. Each submission should be for only one talk/workshop (although multiple submissions are welcome), and include:

  • a brief bio
  • the workshop title
  • the proposed length for the workshop
  • a brief description of the workshop.

For each workshop accepted, the first person named on the proposal will have their registration fee waived.

Introducing The Team

We've introduced the core members of the organisational team, but now we'd like to introduce two members of, who while not Perl Mongers as such, still contribute to our efforts. They both joined the group in 2001 and have been a stable part of the social meetings.

Mel has been working as a web designer for several years, and worked for a variety of businesses creating websites. Mel was responsible for the animation seen in our "Birmingham Job" movie, for which we are extremely grateful. She also helped with the layout and design of the conference website. Mel joined the Birmingham Perl Mongers as several of her colleagues were all Perl programmers and found it a good excuse to spend the evening in a pub :)

Chris is also a web designer, but also does quite a bit of programming too. He's a bit of a CSS whizz and he came up with the layout design for the website and conference wiki. Chris has been attempting to learn Perl off and on, but keeps succumbing to the dark side. We keep a glimmer of hope as he is planning to attend the conference ;)

Mel and Chris will also be getting married on Saturday 27th May 2006, so we hope you'll wish them well when you see them at the conference.

More introductions (yes there are more!) will appear in future announcements.


Should you wish to contact us, there is an email address available for direct contact, where you can mail us with your questions and suggestions. There is also the regular YAPC::Europe conference mailing list, which is open to all.

That's all for this release. Look out for more news and announcements in the future.

The Birmingham 2006 Organisers

Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group |

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YAPC::Europe::2006 Backstage Pass Bulletin 7.1 - Attendance Fees
by barbie (Deacon) on May 22, 2006 at 12:10 UTC

    The YAPC::Europe::2006 Backstage Pass
    Bulletin 7.1
    - A 'Behind The Scenes' missive from the organisers

    "If I were a rich man"

    As we've had several requests to know the pricing structure and although we've were unable to get them into the official bulletin number 7 we've decided to give you a heads up on where we are right now.

    We have two fees available, one for individuals and another for businesses. Payment will be processed by PayPal, which we hope will provide confidence, and removes our need to directly handle credit card payments and hence the details associated with them. We regret, that based upon experiences of previous organisers, we will be unable to process purchase orders, or accept payment by any other means.

    The individual rate of 75 (approximately 110 Euros) is intended for those who will be registering and paying on their own behalf. Only one booking per transaction will be accepted. We will not be issuing receipts on the individual tariff, as paypal will provide record of payment and we anticipate those travelling on expenses will use the corporate rate.

    The corporate rate of 100 (approximately 150 Euros) per attendee is intended for those representing or funded by their employer or businesses. Any number of attendees may be booked in a single transaction. Receipts will be available for collection at the conference or can be sent by recorded delivery, fax or email as requested.

    "Ways and means"

    We plan to announce these prices more widely with the launch the online registration process which will follow shortly, so please look out for the next official announcement.

    "Go with the flow"

    We have been fortunate to receive a steady stream of submissions, and have been very impressed by the quality and breadth of subjects covered. However, we would like more as the deadline (Friday, 2nd June 2006) is fast approaching. If you would like to present, and have not yet prepared your proposal, please help us out by getting the email out to us at Further details can be found on our site on the Call For Papers page.

    That's all for this bulletin, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at YAPC Europe 2006, here in England's Second City.

    The Birmingham 2006 Organisers

    Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group |

Re: YAPC::Europe::2006 - Lightning Talks & Workshops
by zentara (Archbishop) on May 17, 2006 at 10:07 UTC
    about anything and everything

    Is Karaoke allowed? :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh
    Is Karaoke allowed? :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. flash japh

      Is Karaoke allowed? :-)

      Whatever takes your fancy :)

      Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group |

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