|The stupid question is the question not asked|
Welcome the tenth official bulletin for the 2006 YAPC::Europe Perl Conference in Birmingham, UK.
Call For Proceedings
If you are not a speaker, feel free to jump to the next section...
Speakers, please note that we are moving the deadline of technical papers for the proceedings to end of day Friday 11th August 2006. This will be an absolute deadline and no submissions past this will be accepted. All materials will be prepared and submitted for production over that weekend, and we cannot delay this any further.
We have had several papers submitted, and we have had communications with others who are in the processing of compile theirs, but hopefully the additional 2 weeks, will give others enough time to submit more. We are accepting plain text and PDF documentation for technical papers regarding your talks, however for those submitting slides, code or demo materials, we would request you submit them as tarballs or zip files. Please note any requirements need to view the contents, such that any platform dependent specific presentation software, or any libraries to run demos are all clearly indicated. Please remember that other attendees will not necessarily be running the same platform you used to created your presentation.
We plan to have two formats for the proceedings, a printed booklet and a CD. The booklet will include abstracts to talks and speaker bios, alongside sponsor information. The CD will include the same in PDF format, together with local links to all the material submitted as above by authors.
Papers and presentations should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday 11th August 2006. Please prefix your submission mail with PAPER if possible, as it will help us to spot the real mail from the spam.
Due to a rather unfortunate incident, we have had to call on the gracious help of Belfast Perl Mongers, to help us with the registration process. For anyone paying through the PayPal service, please note that you are not paying for the 2004 conference ;) Belfast Perl Mongers will transfer your payment to us on completion of your transaction.
For anyone who has already paid through the previous PayPal account, we already have your details and you should have received your registration email to confirm your attendance. If you have not received this email, please get in touch with the organisers as soon as possible.
For those who have yet to register for the conference, please click on the 'Registration' link in the 'Conference' box on the right hand side of each page of the website (http://www.birmingham2006.com). From here you will be presented with either Standard or Individual registration button. Click the appropriate button and complete the following screens. If you wish to pay by credit card, please ensure the default option of PayPal is selected in the final confirmation screen, or the Bank Transfer option if you wish to use that method. Once you confirm your details are correct, you will either be presented with our bank details in order for you to transfer funds to us through your bank, or be provided with a PayPal button, which you can click to complete the payment process. Provide you complete the PayPal payment process in a timely fashion, the conference website should be able to confirm your payment immediately. If there is any delay in processing your payment (longer than 10 minutes) then you may have to wait until we receive automated confirmation.
As previously mentioned we have two rates, standard - £100 (approximately 150 Euros) and individual - £75 (approximately 110 Euros). The standard rate is for businesses who would like to send attendees, make a single payment and receive a receipt of payment. The individual rate is for those attendees who will be handling all the registration and payment process themselves.
Please note that the offer of £79 (single B&B) and £87 (double B&B) for Jury's Inn will soon expire. They still have their "limited" special offer of £63 (single, bed only) available, so you may want to take that option and take your chances with breakfast. There are a few sandwiches shops within a short walk, so you may wish to talk an early morning stroll and smile at all the commuters desperately trying to get to work on time ;)
We are in the process of providing detailed (and visual) directions to all the hotels we know people are staying at (update the wiki if you're staying at another), from both Birmingham International Airport and New Street train station. The hotels are all within walking distance, but for those staying nearer the venue and have heavy luggage you may want to take the option of a taxi.
As a number of people may be arriving at the airport or train station at roughly the same time, we are looking at the possibility of having an arrival guide, who will be able to direct you towards the appropriate hotel. For those people arriving on Monday, we hope to have a meet up in the evening, for food, drinks or both. Details to be arranged nearer the day. For those arriving on Tuesday, our aim is to start the registration some time in the afternoon and throughout the evening, so that no-one has to rush to get registered, and can enjoy a drink by the canal while they are waiting. Again we'll let you know more details nearer the day.
Following on from our previous major newsletter, we are delighted to announce further sponsors.
We are extremely grateful for these sponsors providing us with the ability to put on the kind of conference we would like, however there are still plenty of other niceties we would like to include. As such if you or your company would like to sponsor us, please get in touch as soon as possible.
Should you wish to contact us, please use the organisers' email address, 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.
YAPC::Europe::2006 is sponsored by
YAPC::Europe::2006 | 30th August - 1st September 2006 | Birmingham, UK