In this issue:
- Training Courses
- F&F Program Survey
- Trip to Florence
- New Sponsors
- Bits and Bolts
After many sleepless nights of intense pondering, we're glad to announce
that subscriptions are now open! Wheee! \o/
The conference ticket prices are:
- Regular fee: 100 EUR
- Student fee (for full-time students): 40 EUR
- Corporate fee (invoice available): 250 EUR
All prices include Italian VAT (20%).
As in previous years, speakers (lightning-talk speakers not included) will not have to pay for their ticket, so, if you submitted (or are going to submit) a talk, wait until we announce the accepted talks! :-)
Moreover, the subscriptions for training courses are now open as well!
See below for more details about these classes.
You can purchase your conference / training course ticket here:
http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/purchase . Additional tickets
for the Conference Dinner (sponsored by Booking.com) will be available
Any self-respecting conference has its invited guests. Do you think
YAPCs aren't any better? Here you are ours!
- Damian Conway
A well-known member of the international Perl community, Damian is a
member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a keynote
speaker at many Open Source conferences, and author of the books
"Object Oriented Perl" and "Perl Best Practices". Most of his time
is currently spent working with Larry Wall on the design of the new
Perl 6 programming language and producing explanatory documents
exploring Larry's design decisions.
- Allison Randal
She is the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member
of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, and the Chairman
of the Parrot Foundation.
- Dave Rolsky
A Perl developer since 1999, Dave has created or contributed to
dozens of CPAN modules. He is a member of the Moose core development
team, and in early 2009 completed a TPF grant to substantially
rewrite and expand the Moose documentation. He is also the co-author
of "Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason and RT Essentials".
- Larry Wall
A good fiddle player... Well, frankly, do we really need to
introduce Larry Wall?
As it happened in several YAPC::Europe editions, this year too we're
going to host training courses before and after the conference itself.
The courses will be run by world class Perl experts, and require a fee
to be attended.
Courses are scheduled for August 2, 3 and 7, and are the perfect
occasion to improve your Perl knowledge at a reasonable price.
These are the courses we are going to run:
- Understanding Regular Expressions, by Damian Conway
- Introducing Modern Perl, by Dave Cross
- Presentation Aikido, by Damian Conway
- Introduction to Moose, by Dave Rolsky
- Catalyst 5.80 Master Class, by Matt S. Trout (Shadowcat Systems Ltd.)
- WxPerl in Details, by Herbert Breunung
- Effective Perl Programming, by brian d foy
You can find more information on the training courses page
Family & Friends Program Survey
We're organizing the Friends & Family program, that is to say some
activities for anyone who doesn't want to stay at the conference for
Since we have several options available, be the one who decides by
answering the simple survey available here:
Trip to Florence
On Saturday, August 7th (just after the conference), we're arranging a
daily trip to Florence -- that's why we didn't include Florence as an
option in the F&F program survey. Stay tuned for more info!
A new Platinum sponsor joined us:
- Booking.com, that was so generous to fully sponsor the Conference
Booking.com B.V., part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), owns and
operates Booking.com (TM), one of the world's leading online hotel
reservations agencies by room nights sold, attracting over 30
million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both
leisure and business markets worldwide.
Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for
any type of property, ranging from small independent hotels to a
five star luxury through Booking.com. The Booking.com website is
available in 31 languages and offers over 78000 hotels in 76
We have also a new Silver sponsor:
- Smart Open Software Srl (SOS), a small software firm located in
Rome, Italy. SOS is committed to building the best software products
possible (mainly web-based), using solely open standards and
technologies. SOS' flagship product is an innovative web-based
data-mining and DSS software, mainly targeted at the health-care and
the banking sectors. SOS has been in business since 2003.
Last but not least, here's a new Supporter sponsor:
- $foo Perl Magazin, the first german Perl magazine; published every February, May, August and November (PDF and printed).
Bits and Bolts
We're (slowly) populating our brand new conference website. As you might
have noticed, a new "Pisa" menu entry appeared, with useful information
about reaching Pisa, moving around, accommodation and so on. Keep an eye
You can do your part as well: being an hotel conference centre, the
venue does not close after the conference. It's actually available up to
11pm (!!!), so it's an ideal choice for hackatons and BOF, which are
always one of the most interesting parts of a YAPC. Write down your
ideas on the conference wiki!
The conference wiki http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/wiki is
writable by any registered user. Don't be shy, use it!
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