Friday May 01, 2009
YAPC::Europe Talk Proposals
The CFP for this year's YAPC::Europe closed yesterday. Usually this means I have a frantic couple of hours rushing around proposing (semi-)random talks. This year I've been a bit more organised and have been proposing talks as they have occured to me. The upside of this is that I have confidence that they will all be interesting talks. The downside is that I've proposed more talks than ever before. I hope the organisers don't select all of them (I'd like to see some of the conference) but I've given them lots of choice :-)
There are a couple of talks based on the conference's theme of "Corporate Perl".
- Why Corporates Hate Perl
This will be loosely based on my blog post from lst year - but I've got lots of other things to add based on the feedback I received. This is, at least partly, a sequel to Programming Languages and Perl and Proud to Use Perl.
- Why do so many companies re-invent well-known CPAN modules badly and end up writing far too much code?
I was going to give this talk at a recent London.pm technical meeting, but was ill and was unable to present it. The title pretty much describes what I'll cover.
There's a talk following up on something I spoke about last year in Copenhagen.
- Perl in RPM-Land (The Return)
Last year I talked about building RPMs of CPAN modules and suggested that we could do this automatically for a large percentage of modules. This is conference-driven development. If this talk is chosen then I'll have to make a start on the project.
And there's a talk about a project that I'm currently pretty enthused about.
- The Planetarium
This is about using Perl to aggregate web feeds. In particular I'm trying to build sites that are useful tools for building local communities. It's not really on-topic for the conference, but I think it's interesting.
So now it's just a case of seeing which ones the conference organisers choose. Does anyone know when that will be announced?
Update: They chose Why do so many companies re-invent well-known CPAN modules badly and end up writing far too much code? and The Planetarium.
I'll see you in Lisbon.