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YAPC::Europe::2006 - Birmingham Wins The Bid

by barbie (Deacon)
on Sep 27, 2005 at 15:53 UTC ( #495423=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

YAPC::Europe::2006 - Birmingham Wins The Bid
Announcement #1

Hello, and welcome to the first bulletin about the YAPC::Europe::2006 Perl Conference from the Birmingham 2006 Organisers.


May we start by congratulating Josť, Alberto and the team on a fantastic 2005 conference in Braga. The organisation and value for money was first rate. It certainly set a new standard for YAPC::Europe that will be remembered for years to come.

Thanks guys.

Birmingham 2006

The Birmingham 2006 Organisers are now hard at work behind the scenes, preparing for the conference next year. As some readers will be aware, we began planning for the conference over 2 years ago, so now we are putting our preparations into action in earnest. We have lots to do, and will be making further announcements in due course.

Conference Theme

The conference theme has already been chosen and, as befits some key aspects of the behind the scenes organisation, is to be .... "The Accessibility Of Perl".

We hope that the theme will be an inspiration to all areas of Perl development, and generate a significant selection of interesting talks and tutorials.

Contacting Us

Should you wish to contact us, there is now an email address available for direct contact, where you can mail questions and suggestions. The address is:

There is still the YAPC::Europe open mailing list, to which members of the team also subscribe. See the YEF Mailing List for more details.

That's all for this release. More news and announcements will follow in due course.


The Birmingham 2006 Organisers

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Re: YAPC::Europe::2006 - Birmingham Wins The Bid
by merlyn (Sage) on Sep 27, 2005 at 16:52 UTC
    I read through this three times, and still failed to see what country Birmingham is, or if it's a city within some country. Could the node be updated please to include the name of the country?

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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      There is only one Birmingham Perl Mongers group so it shouldn't have been too hard to find us :) Plus the fact that the previous announcement (which you replied to) already mentioned the UK. Maybe it's just that Europeans are more aware that (the original) Birmingham is in the UK ;)

      Barbie | Birmingham Perl Mongers user group |

        Well, yes, I first thought "Birmingham Alabama?". But then that didn't make sense for a Europe conference.

        I think the point I was trying to make is that too many announcements go out leaving out key pieces of details that are painfully obvious to the announcers but are completely lost on the audience. This was a gentle nudge in that direction, and maybe a heads-up for other annoucements here.

        -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
        Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

        Good job, but ponder how many European countries Braga might have been in. I think merlyn's comment was warranted.

        Alex / talexb / Toronto

        "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

        Update: Sorry my post has stirred up a few negative comments. No one was being flippant, and I don't know of any other Bragas in Europe. Peace.

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