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Friday May 01, 2009
05:58 AM

YAPC::Europe Talk Proposals

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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 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.

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