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Re: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?

by larsen (Parson)
on Jan 18, 2010 at 16:00 UTC ( #817998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?

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,

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Re^2: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?
by LanX (Bishop) on Jan 18, 2010 at 16:07 UTC

      There is a twitter feed at yapceu2010.

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


Re^2: YAPC::EU 2010... when exactly?
by CountZero (Bishop) on Jan 18, 2010 at 17:13 UTC
    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.
        The conference theme is the Renaissance of Perl.
        When will there be a Perl conference that actually does something with a theme? Giving a conference a 'theme' seems to have become popular the last couple of years, but to all the themed conferences I've been, I've never been able to look back afterwards and say "oh, yeah, the talk subjects1/key notes/special guests/hall decorations/goody bag/food/social events/auction/recommended hotel/whatever matched the theme". None of it ever does - conference themes are just hollow phrases.

        So, will YAPC::EU::2010 be the next conference with a pointless theme, or do you plan to actually do something with the theme?

        1No doubt there have been talks that happen to match that years' theme - but those talks would have been made and accepted if there wasn't a theme as well. For instance, any Perl6 talk could be considered to match "the Renaissance of Perl" theme. But without the theme, there will be Perl6 talks as well.

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