Greetings, and welcome to the eighth YAPC::EU::2009 newsletter.

In this issue:

Let's get down to it:

Current Stats

We currently have 288 confirmed attendees, and the number is still growing.
The partner program is still open and a few more people register to it every other week. We're already sorting out several of the minor details.

Send-a-newbie results

The send-a-newbie program will be sending three people who've never attended a YAPC before and who wouldn't be able to do so on their own.
Alistair MacLeod, Alan Haggai Alavi and Rosellyne Thompson will be attending YAPC::EU::2009.
The donations for this program will be providing for the costs of their flights to and from Lisbon, their accommodation during the conference, and a few other minor expenses related to the trip. They won't have to pay for the conference registration either.
Thanks to all who donated and supported this project.

Conference dinner will be sponsoring the conference dinner.
On the evening of August the 4th we'll enjoy a great meal in a fantastic restaurant by the Tagus river.
The menu consists of Rodķzio. If you've never heard of it, just know that they'll be bringing more and more kinds of meat to your seat during the whole thing.
There will also be other surprises and events during this dinner, including the Quizz Show.
For those of you who don't eat meat, this is the time to send us an email off-list and let us know that, so we can make arrangements for you too.
We want you all to have an amazing time.

Conference tshirts

The conference tshirts have been ordered.
We did our very best to comply with the tshirt design that was auctioned last year, where possible.

Quizz Show

The Quizz Show is going to take place during the conference dinner.
The rules are available on the wiki and the Quizz Master is none other than TheDamian himself.
Damian and Joćo Pedro are hard at work preparing an amazing set of questions for the show; Joćo is also taking care of the final hardware arrangements for this event (buzzers, lights, projection, etc.)

That's all for this newsletter; there's less than one month to go until the conference takes place. We couldn't be more excited about it.
For anything conference related, feel free to contact us at
See you at the next newsletter,
the organizers