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Monday January 25, 2010
10:34 AM

YAPC::EU::2010 Newsletter #01 2010/01/25

Greetings, and welcome to the very first YAPC::EU::2010 newsletter: "The when, the where, the who and some thank you"!

Summary

In this issue:

  • Conference theme
  • Conference dates
  • Venue
  • Tickets and availability
  • Sponsors
  • Contacts

So let's get started

Conference theme: The Renaissance of Perl

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.

(Note: we know that these days it's the Perl Enlightenment, and that Perl Renaissance was around 2001-2004, but we're in Italy, not in France :) )

Conference dates

We are now able to confirm the tentative dates published on Twitter some time ago:

YAPC::EU::2010 will be held from 4 to 6 August 2010.

We expect sunny and warm Summer days, so don't forget to bring your solar protection!

Conference venue

Our primary venue turned out to be a no-go... but that's OK, because we had a Plan B! Our secondary venue turned out to be a no-go as well... but even this is OK, because we had a Plan C!

The conference will be held in:

My One Hotel Pisa Conference Centre (Rough map)

This venue also has 4-star hotel rooms at a reasonable price, many of which are reserved for the conference. It's therefore possible to sleep there, which - besides making the venue only an elevator ride away - is an ideal choice for after-conference BOF, hackatons, etc. On the other hand, the place is a bit outside downtown and uneasy to reach via public transport, so if your idea is visit Pisa and/or have some late-night fun you might want to choose a place to sleep closer to downtown.

Shuttles will be provided, running from downtown Pisa, for the conference. Hotel shuttles are available from the (nearby) airport.

Tickets and availability

This venue should be able to hold 400+ people, so there's no attendance limit at present time. Registration will be open on Act, as usual, as soon as we have a catchy website layout.

Ticket price will be announced in the next newsletter.

Sponsors

We have already had a great deal of fantastic initial support from some lovely people:

  • Shadowcat Systems UK, agreed to support us even before our bid was accepted!
  • YEF themselves have offered a "kickstart donation" to help with early-stage costs
  • And the almost unfeasibly lovely hosts of YAPC::EU::2009 in Lisbon have also given a kickstart donation!

This really shows how organizations, both commercial and charitable, in the Perl world are dedicated to ploughing their time and money back into the community. YAPC::EU::2010 wouldn't be possible without help like this!

We'll be placing an official call for sponsors very soon, but if you can't wait for our next newsletter, please get in touch, and we'll be delighted to discuss!

Contacts

Twitter: http://twitter/yapceu2010

Website: http://www.yapceurope.org/2010/

E-mail: yapc-info [at] perl.it

All the best,

  - Enrico Sorcinelli
    on behalf of Italian Perl Conference Team

Wednesday October 07, 2009
10:57 AM

pod2.perl.org: Perl documentation translation project

After several emails, discussions and feedback with worldwide Perl translators (thank you to all), I'm very happy to announce pod2.perl.org site and pod2@perl.org mailing list.

pod2.perl.org is intended to be the umbrella for several goals:

  • build a community of translators, by writing the guidelines, by sharing experience, resource, tools and so on.
  • (of course) do the translations of pods (core and extra) and publish them using POD2:: namespace.
  • discuss about a translation platform for pods (by creating a new one or better deciding to use an existing one, without to reinvent the wheel).
  • perldoc/Pod::Perldoc improvements.
  • publish readable version of translated pods using perldoc.perl.org code.
  • promote, more in general, localized Perl documentation.

If you are interested and/or you are involved in some Perl documentation translation project, please subscribe to the maling list (by sending a mail to pod2-subscribe@perl.org). The list archives are available at http://www.nntp.perl.org.
Currently pod2.perl.org contains a temporary home page. The main site is under pod2.perl.org/wiki (BTW, MojoMojo powered) and it contains a brief summary of translation projects.

Have fun with pod2.perl.org!

Best

- Enrico

Friday July 24, 2009
09:17 AM

Dave Rolsky at Italian Perl Workshop 2009

We are very excited to confirm that Dave Rolsky will be at IPW 2009!
Dave Rolsky (autarch) is well known in the Perl community for his innumerable CPAN contributions: Moose, HTML::Mason, and DateTime to name a few (http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/ for the rest), and for other projects (JSAN).

We are also proud to be able to invite Dave for his first time to Europe for a Perl event (and first ever time in Europe in fact!).
Moreover Dave will give a World Class day's training on Moose on October 21, 2009 (the day before the conference). This mini-course will be a paid event, and will be expressly for the purpose of covering Dave's flight to Europe and hotel expenses.
The cost for person is likely to be around EUR 100 (with a maximum of 25 participants).

Please get in touch as soon as you can! If you're interested, let us know by sending an e-mail to info@perl.it

Friday July 03, 2009
11:45 AM

Italian Perl Workshop 2009 guests

The preparations for this year's Italian Perl workshop are hotting up, and thanks to the sponsors, we have invited some great guest speakers for the international tracks (in English):
  • Tim Bunce, Perl DBI interface author. Tim made not only DBI, but also other important CPAN modules (DBD::Oracle, Devel::NYTProf, responsible for the Perl 5.4.x series), he wrote book published by O'Reilly Media, and he has delivered tutorials and sessions for many years at OSCON and other conferences and workshops.
  • Jonathan Worthington, one of the core developers of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler and the Parrot Virtual Machine.
  • Thomas Fuchs, a Javascript guru, is the author of the script.aculo.us user interface JavaScript library, a member of the Prototype core team and a Ruby on Rails core alumnus.
  • Amy Hoy, is a user interaction and product design expert and regular speaker at OSCON and other workshop and conferences.

Also we have the opportunity of getting Dave Rolsky (autarch), well known in the Perl community for his innumerable CPAN contributions: Moose, HTML::Mason, and DateTime to name a few.

As Dave lives in the United States, covering his travel costs is expensive...
However, Dave has also suggested that he would be available to give a World Class day's training on Moose. This mini-course would of course be a paid event, and would be expressly for the purpose of covering Dave's flight to Europe and hotel expenses.

All the details are in the announcement. If you're interested, please email info@perl.it.

The IPW 2009 edition will be a great edition, so don't miss it!

For more information see workshop website.

See you

- Enrico

Friday May 29, 2009
09:17 AM

Italian Perl Workshop 2009

The Italian Perl Users and the Pisa.pm group are proud to announce the Fifth Italian Perl Workshop (IPW2009).

The conference will be held in Pisa, in rooms kindly offered by the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of National Research Council on 22-23 October, 2009.

This is a non-profit event and is the national conference on the Perl language and related technologies.

This Workshop aims to be an opportunity for Perl users to meet each others, both professionals and amateurs. It's also a great occasion for people who don't know about Perl but want to know something more about its features, its culture and the community around it.

See the complete Call for Papers.

Even though participation is free of charge (and includes Sponsor gadgets, 2 coffe break per day, participation certificate also gratis) we ask you to register as soon as possible: this will help our logistics.

For more information see workshop website.

See you

- Enrico

Monday September 29, 2008
03:51 PM

The Italian Perl Workshop 2008 has ended

On September 18 and 19, 2008, the Italian Perl Workshop 2008 took place at the Computer Science Department of the University of Pisa. It was a huge success; here are some numbers: 2 days of conference, 2 parallel tracks, more than 30 talks, 120 attendees, 20 sponsors, 3 patrons (Comune di Pisa, YAPC::Europe Foundation, Perl Foundation), and many international guests, including: Tim Bunce, Rafaël Garcia-Suarez, Marcus Ramberg and Matt S Trout.
It's been very satisfying for us to hear the positive feedback of guests, speakers, participants (http://www.perl.it/blog/archives/000614.html) and of sponsors (http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ipw2008/news/282).
More in depth: the IPW team worked very hard in order to make this the best Italian workshop ever. In particular we took great care in public relations with our sponsors.
Here are some numbers relating to behind the scenes action :-)
  • December, 2007: the IPW organization started.
  • € 2000 of budget allocated for guests travel/accomodation
  • event FREE of charge including:
    • 4 quality coffee breaks
    • t-shirt + perl.it freebies (pen, bag and stickers)
    • attendance certificates (on parchment paper)
    • wifi network (under capitve portal)
    • many conference freebies (kindly offered by sponsors)
    • auction (value about of € 5000)
  • speaker's kit including:
    • personal assistant: IPW staff person helped speaker to setup mic and video projector, and with translations (if necessary for English talks) etc.
    • USB Logitech presenter
    • mineral water
    • timekeeping to ensure schedule adhered to, with regular feedback to speaker
  • conference dinner paid for all speakers
  • Companies recruitment sessions
  • professional and pleasant reception staff
  • 1 day introductory Perl course
  • Hotel discounts, lunch discounts etc.
  • local television (http://www.50canale.tv/) reportage
  • well coordinated press release
  • video recording of all talks
  • printed and oline survey for attendees
  • online survey for sponsors

See you at IPW 2009!

- Enrico

Tuesday August 19, 2008
07:52 PM

[ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.12

The pod2it team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new POD2::IT release available on CPAN.

This release includes 8 new translated pods. We have now 40 translated pods including most important like perlfunc.pod and all perlfaq*.pod.

CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION

  • + Added perlpacktut.pod [polettix, dree]
  • + Added perlsub.pod [polettix, dree]
  • + Added perltoot.pod [raffaellog, dree]
  • + Added perlbot.pod [raffaellog, dree]
  • + Added perlopentut.podi [polettix, dree]
  • + Added perlbook.pod [ludan, dree]
  • + Added perlfaq.pod [polettix, dree]
  • + Added perlvar.pod [polettix, shishii]
  • ! Minor fixes to all pods

Note: Perl 5.10 allows you to use perldoc's -L switch that allows to define language code for desired language translation:

%> perldoc -L IT <podname>
%> perldoc -L IT -f <function>
%> perldoc -L IT -q <FAQregex>

- Enrico

Sunday August 10, 2008
08:34 AM

Italian Perl Workshop 2008 guest speakers

Thanks to the sponsors, this year we have invited several Perl "celebrities": Tim Bunce, Rafael Garcia-Suarez, Marcus Ramberg and Matt S Trout. They don't need for additional info :-)
The IPW 2008 edition will be a great edition, so don't miss it!
Italian Perl Workshop 2008
Sunday March 26, 2006
10:04 AM

[ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.11

The pod2it team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new POD2::IT release available on CPAN.

This is a important release since there are 9 new translated pods and all pods has been updated to Perl 5.8.8. We have now 32 translated pods including most important like perlfunc.pod and all perlfaq*.pod! :-)

CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION

  • + Added perl.pod [raffaellog, dree]
  • + Added perlboot.pod [dree, dakkar, osfameron]
  • + Added perlcheat.pod [frodo72, dree]
  • + Added perlipc.pod translation [frodo72]
  • + Added perlmodinstall.pod [raffaellog]
  • + Added perlmodstyle.pod [raffaellog, dree]
  • + Added perlref.pod [ludan, dree, frodo72]
  • + Added perlrequick.pod [dree, shishii]
  • + Added perlsyn.pod [kral, frodo72, dree]
  • + Added resources/update-and-notify.pl script [frod72]
  • ! Updated all translated pods to 5.8.8 [dree, frodo72]
  • ! Minor fixes to all pods
  • ! Added 'COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE' section to IT.pm [bepi]

POD2::IT also contains the patch to Pod/Perldoc.pm in order to continue to use -f and -q switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax:

%> perldoc -L IT <podname>
%> perldoc -L IT -f <function>
%> perldoc -L FR -q <FAQregex>

The -L switch allows to define language code for desired language translation. If POD2::<code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored.

Note that currently the bleadperl has been patched.

- Enrico

Sunday November 20, 2005
05:47 AM

[ANNOUNCE] POD2::IT 0.10

Hi all,

the pod2it team (Italian translation project of core Perl pods) is proud to announce a new POD2::IT release available on CPAN.

CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS VERSION

  • + Added perlmod.pod translation [frodo72]
  • + Added perldata.pod translation [frodo72]
  • + Added perlnewmod.pod translation [dree]
  • + Added perlxstut.pod translation [frodo72]
  • ! resources/podenc.pl fixes [frodo72]
  • ! Minor fixes to perlfaq4, perlfaq7, perlfunc, perlreref
  • ! Added 'TRANSLATION' section to all pods, containing some infos about pod translator(s) and reviewer(s) [bepi]

POD2::IT also contains the patch to Pod/Perldoc.pm in order to continue to use -f and -q switches with translated pods (not only italian) with the syntax:

%> perldoc -L IT <podname>
%> perldoc -L IT -f <function>
%> perldoc -L FR -q <FAQregex>

The -L switch allows to define language code for desired language translation. If POD2::<code> package doesn't exists, the effect of the switch will be ignored.

Since french guys just released on CPAN a huge POD2::FR packages based on POD2::IT skeleton, and portuguese guys announced start of a new one, the POD2::* list seems to grow (there's also another, but quite little, POD2::LT CPAN package) :-)

Again, I hope that a p5p guy will apply it to Pod::Perldoc... :-)

Regards

- Enrico