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jarich (4909)

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I run Perl Training Australia [] with pjf [] and do a lot of the course writing and maintenance. I also organise the courses we run, so if you want one, just ask. I hang around a bit on Perlmonks [] and also help run Melbourne Perl Mongers [].

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Monday February 23, 2009
04:45 AM

YAPC::NA::2009 Pittsburgh, PA where are you?

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9 months ago, brian_d_foy reported that YAPC::NA 2009 was to be held in Pittsburgh. Their bid certainly sounded convincing. So where's the hype for this conference that's supposed to be running 4 months from now?

A search for YAPC::NA::2009 Pittsburgh PA gives the Google calendar event but it points at Oddly that seems to belong to the "Paris Perl Mongueu(r|se)s". The Perl Foundation YAPC page is bare on details and just references the Google calendar event (as above).

Where can I find out more about this conference? I want to go, and if I could find a CFP (and it was still open) I'd submit. Any suggestions? Perhaps YAPCs are run in a shorter timeframe than I'm used to?


Unless the list has changed its address since November, it appears that there hasn't been much chatter on the YAPC::NA Organisers list.

On the other hand, going deeper into search results suggests that Casey West just yesterday (February 22nd) promises the website launch tomorrow (Tuesday 24th February 2009) with the CFP "mid-week" so presumably Wednesday. His promised website is also in use by the Paris Perl folk, but perhaps that's just temporary. I guess YAPC::NAs are run to a shorter time-frame than we do in Australia.

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  • I don't know about the conference itself, but I can at least explain one thing: the web site is probably hosted by the French Perl Mongueurs because it runs on Act [], a system originally developped for YAPC::Europe in Paris, and that is now used by a lot of Perl conferences around the World.

  • Hi, We're at the final stages for site launch. The DNS for [] (and .com) have been directed to the ACT system - as mirod points out - and we're waiting for the powers that be to twiddle the right knobs. Cheers, -- Casey West
    Casey West
    • Can you spill some secrets? When will your CFP close? What will be your early bird rate and date? Knowing this stuff (assuming the dates are not next to immediate) will help calm me down and assist with my planning.



      • April 24th, 2009 is the submission deadline. That's all I can spill right now. We're launching a static website until the Act version is launched. Can't control everything. :-) Feel free to catch me on AIM and poke for more details. Cheers, -- Casey West
        Casey West