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  White Camel Awards 2008 on 2008.07.22 23:35 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.07.22 23:35
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For ten years the Perl community has made it a point to recognize the many significant contributions made by the unsung heros of Perl. These volunteers often work behind the scenes, serving the community and contributing to the ongoing success of Perl. The White Camel award is intended to honor those who make noteworthy and ongoing non-technical contributions in benefit of the Perl community.

This year we have three White Camel winners. Each one is deserving of the award for numerous reasons and all are considered community-builders in their region of the world.

The first White Camel recipient for 2008 is Jacinta Richardson. She has been credited for saving more than one Perl Monger group from dying and has been heralded as the "gardener of the Australian Perl Community", in the sense that she provides energy while subtly encouraging others to take responsibility. She is an active member in every Monger group in Australia, as well as many other FLOSS groups in the area. She has helped organize OSDC, Linux.com.au, and SAGE conferences. She works with Perl Training Australia in supporting the Perl community with such ventures as perl.net.au and Perl Tips.

The second White Camel recipient for 2008 is Tatsuhiko Miyagawa. Despite his considerable technical contributions to Perl, Miyagawa has also been an active community organizer and advocate for Perl. His work, in code and in the community, is seen so often that it is rumored that he never sleeps. He has been one of the main organizers for YAPC::Asia for three years, drawing record attendance for any YAPC in the world. He has organized numerous meetings for Shibuya.pm, growing it to one of the largest Perl Monger groups in existence. He frequently reaches outside of the Perl bubble and organizes cross-language meetings and events.

The third White Camel recipient for 2008 is Gabor Szabo. Gabor is also a three time YAPC organizer. He is responsible for thee YAPC::Israel conferences, OSDC::Israel 2006, and multiple Hungarian Perl Workshops. He is an active member of his local Perl Mongers group where he has worked to organize meetings and grow the group’s popularity and attendance. He has contributed to the greater Perl community by way of countless weblog entries, comments, emails and support.

Congratulations to this years winners and thank you all for the great list of nominations.
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  White Camel Awards 2008 on 2008.07.22 20:57

Posted by jmcada on 2008.07.22 20:57
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jmcada writes "The White Camel Awards for 2008 were just presented at OSCON. This year's winners are Jacinta Richardson, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, and Gabor Szabo. The winners have all made significant contributions to the Perl community. Congratulations to the winners!"
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  New YAPC::NA Feature: Workshops! on 2008.06.07 22:17 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.06.07 22:17
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This year at YAPC::NA we are experimenting with a new form of talk that is part presentation and part hackathon. We are having four extended workshops during the conference where attendees are invited to bring their computers along and experience an in-depth and very likely hands-on session where they will leave the conference not just thinking about new technologies, but actually having worked with them.

To kick things off on Tuesday, JT Smith is hosting a WebGUI Workshop. During the workshop, each attendee will install WebGUI, browse through the interface, and learn how to write custom plug-ins. This is a hands-on workshop that will show you just how easy and fun it can be to write powerful web applications in WebGUI. This is a great workshop that typically costs hundreds of dollars at the WebGUI conference, but is being offered free to any YAPC::NA attendee who wants to take advantage of it.

After that, Matt Trout is going to follow up with another web development tutorial, Catalyst: 21st Century Perl Web Development. This tutorial will get you up to speed on what you need to get started building powerful web applications with the Catalyst web framework. Catalyst is a powerful and flexible web framework that rivals systems like Ruby on Rails and Django, only in our favorite language, Perl!

The next day, Stevan Little will be giving a Moose Tutorial. This two hour session will get you up and running with Perl's post-modern object system. Moose adds a powerful and fun object system to Perl 5 that is inspired by Common LISP, Smalltalk, and Perl 6. You don't want to miss this session.

And finally, the Parrot and Perl6 developers are getting together for a Parrot and Perl 6 Workshop. Come to this session laptop in hand and leave with a working version of Parrot and Rakudo (Perl 6 on Parrot). This workshop was the catalyst for having the workshop session this year and from the chatter that I've seen on the planning list, will be a "can't miss" event for those interested in the next iteration of the Perl programming language.

So there you have it, four sessions of in-depth technology that are guaranteed to make it more difficult for you to decide on what talk to go to this YAPC::NA.

You welcome, The YAPC::NA 2008 Organizers

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  Journal: New YAPC::NA Feature: Workshops! on 2008.06.07 22:17

Journal by jmcada on 2008.06.07 22:17
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This year at YAPC::NA we are experimenting with a new form of talk that is part presentation and part hackathon. We are having four extended workshops during the conference where attendees are invited to bring their computers along and experience an in-depth and very likely hands-on session where they will leave the conference not just thinking about new technologies, but actually having worked with them.

To kick things off on Tuesday, JT Smith is hosting a WebGUI Workshop. During the workshop, each attendee will install WebGUI, browse through the interface, and learn how to write custom plug-ins. This is a hands-on workshop that will show you just how easy and fun it can be to write powerful web applications in WebGUI. This is a great workshop that typically costs hundreds of dollars at the WebGUI conference, but is being offered free to any YAPC::NA attendee who wants to take advantage of it.

After that, Matt Trout is going to follow up with another web development tutorial, Catalyst: 21st Century Perl Web Development. This tutorial will get you up to speed on what you need to get started building powerful web applications with the Catalyst web framework. Catalyst is a powerful and flexible web framework that rivals systems like Ruby on Rails and Django, only in our favorite language, Perl!

The next day, Stevan Little will be giving a Moose Tutorial. This two hour session will get you up and running with Perl's post-modern object system. Moose adds a powerful and fun object system to Perl 5 that is inspired by Common LISP, Smalltalk, and Perl 6. You don't want to miss this session.

And finally, the Parrot and Perl6 developers are getting together for a Parrot and Perl 6 Workshop. Come to this session laptop in hand and leave with a working version of Parrot and Rakudo (Perl 6 on Parrot). This workshop was the catalyst for having the workshop session this year and from the chatter that I've seen on the planning list, will be a "can't miss" event for those interested in the next iteration of the Perl programming language.

So there you have it, four sessions of in-depth technology that are guaranteed to make it more difficult for you to decide on what talk to go to this YAPC::NA.

You welcome, The YAPC::NA 2008 Organizers

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  YAPC::NA 2008 Job Fair and Expo on 2008.06.07 21:49 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.06.07 21:49
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If you are attending YAPC::NA 2008 and are interested in finding a new job, then polish up your resume and take a few minutes to stop by our annual YAPC::NA Job Fair and Expo. At the job fair you'll find great companies actively seeking Perl talent like you, as well as, many other Perl-based companies showing off their wares. Join us in the main lobby of the conference center from 1pm until 5pm CST on June 17th and talk with representatives from companies like Summersault, Grant Street Group, CarSpot, Where2GetIt, Virtualmin, PlainBlack, Experian CheetahMail, DWR Trading, Whitepages, and LiveText.
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  Journal: YAPC::NA 2008 Job Fair and Expo on 2008.06.07 21:49

Journal by jmcada on 2008.06.07 21:49
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If you are attending YAPC::NA 2008 and are interested in finding a new job, then polish up your resume and take a few minutes to stop by our annual YAPC::NA Job Fair and Expo. At the job fair you'll find great companies actively seeking Perl talent like you, as well as, many other Perl-based companies showing off their wares. Join us in the main lobby of the conference center from 1pm until 5pm CST on June 17th and talk with representatives from companies like Summersault, Grant Street Group, CarSpot, Where2GetIt, Virtualmin, PlainBlack, Experian CheetahMail, DWR Trading, Whitepages, and LiveText.
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  Perlcast is back with Jeff Horwitz on mod_parrot on 2008.06.02 23:55 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.06.02 23:55
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Wow, six months really? Okay, so maybe not that long, but Perlcast has definitely been podfading and that's just not acceptable. Let's start to fix that with an interview with Jeff Horwitz about mod_parrot, the last Apache module you'll ever need. Enjoy!
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  Journal: Perlcast is back with Jeff Horwitz on mod_parrot on 2008.06.02 23:55

Journal by jmcada on 2008.06.02 23:55
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Wow, six months really? Okay, so maybe not that long, but Perlcast has definitely been podfading and that's just not acceptable. Let's start to fix that with an interview with Jeff Horwitz about mod_parrot, the last Apache module you'll ever need. Enjoy!
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  YAPC::NA 2008 Schedule Posted on 2008.04.26 15:06 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.04.26 15:06
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The YAPC::NA 2008 schedule is officially posted and we have an exciting set of talks this year. Presentations range from Rakudo, the Perl 6 compiler targeting Parrot, to techniques for cleaning up your Perl 5 code and from using Perl for programming social networking sites to stopping malicious software from effecting your systems.

Between the temporary reduced rate of $85 for the three-day conference and the exciting list of talks, how can you not register for YAPC::NA 2008 today.

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  Journal: YAPC::NA 2008 Schedule Posted on 2008.04.26 15:06

Journal by jmcada on 2008.04.26 15:06
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The YAPC::NA 2008 schedule is officially posted and we have an exciting set of talks this year. Presentations range from Rakudo, the Perl 6 compiler targeting Parrot, to techniques for cleaning up your Perl 5 code and from using Perl for programming social networking sites to stopping malicious software from effecting your systems.

Between the temporary reduced rate of $85 for the three-day conference and the exciting list of talks, how can you not register for YAPC::NA 2008 today.

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  yapc: YAPC::NA 2008 Registration Open on 2008.04.16 21:28

Posted by jmcada on 2008.04.16 21:28
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With exactly two months remaining until YAPC::NA 2008, we are officially opening the payment system for registration to the conference. From now through the end of April, an early-bird price of $85 USD is available for attendees. After that, the registration cost goes up to $100 USD, so if you are looking to save some money on registration, book now! Of course, we are also making the full-price registration available for those who are feeling generous.

Some things to note:

If you are a speaker, DO NOT pay for the conference unless you really really want to. We will be passing out a coupon code sometime in the next few weeks so that you can properly register.

Also, if you are wanting to book on-campus accommodations you'll have to wait a week or so to reserve those; however, you can register and pay for the conference now to take advantage of early bird pricing. The housing registration system will be available very soon. The maintainers of ACT (the system we use to manage the conference) are working hard to create a more robust purchasing component of ACT that will make booking housing easier this year. A lot of this work will be done at next week's ACT hack-a-thon. Please join all of the ACT Hackers in making ACT an even better system for managing YAPC's around the world.

And finally, be sure to get the word out. We want to make this one of the best YAPC::NA's to date and to do that we need attendees! Tell your friends. Tell your boss. Tell your local PM group or LUG. YAPC::NA 2008 is almost here!

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  YAPC::NA 2008 Registration Open on 2008.04.16 21:06 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.04.16 21:06
User Journal
With exactly two months remaining until YAPC::NA 2008, we are officially opening the payment system for registration to the conference. From now through the end of April, an early-bird price of $85 USD is available for attendees. After that, the registration cost goes up to $100 USD, so if you are looking to save some money on registration, book now! Of course, we are also making the full-price registration available for those who are feeling generous.

Some things to note:

If you are a speaker, DO NOT pay for the conference unless you really really want to. We will be passing out a coupon code sometime in the next few weeks so that you can properly register.

Also, if you are wanting to book on-campus accommodations you'll have to wait a week or so to reserve those; however, you can register and pay for the conference now to take advantage of early bird pricing. The housing registration system will be available very soon. The maintainers of ACT (the system we use to manage the conference) are working hard to create a more robust purchasing component of ACT that will make booking housing easier this year. A lot of this work will be done at next week's ACT hack-a-thon. Please join all of the ACT Hackers in making ACT an even better system for managing YAPC's around the world.

And finally, be sure to get the word out. We want to make this one of the best YAPC::NA's to date and to do that we need attendees! Tell your friends. Tell your boss. Tell your local PM group or LUG. YAPC::NA 2008 is almost here!

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  Journal: YAPC::NA 2008 Registration Open on 2008.04.16 21:06

Journal by jmcada on 2008.04.16 21:06
User Journal

With exactly two months remaining until YAPC::NA 2008, we are officially opening the payment system for registration to the conference. From now through the end of April, an early-bird price of $85 USD is available for attendees. After that, the registration cost goes up to $100 USD, so if you are looking to save some money on registration, book now! Of course, we are also making the full-price registration available for those who are feeling generous.

Some things to note:

If you are a speaker, DO NOT pay for the conference unless you really really want to. We will be passing out a coupon code sometime in the next few weeks so that you can properly register.

Also, if you are wanting to book on-campus accommodations you'll have to wait a week or so to reserve those; however, you can register and pay for the conference now to take advantage of early bird pricing. The housing registration system will be available very soon. The maintainers of ACT (the system we use to manage the conference) are working hard to create a more robust purchasing component of ACT that will make booking housing easier this year. A lot of this work will be done at next week's ACT hack-a-thon. Please join all of the ACT Hackers in making ACT an even better system for managing YAPC's around the world.

And finally, be sure to get the word out. We want to make this one of the best YAPC::NA's to date and to do that we need attendees! Tell your friends. Tell your boss. Tell your local PM group or LUG. YAPC::NA 2008 is almost here!

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  New YAPC::NA 2008 Atom Feed on 2008.03.22 19:02 jmcada

Submitted by jmcada on 2008.03.22 19:02
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The location of the YAPC RSS/Atom feed has been changed to the default location built into our conference management system. If you want to follow the latest YAPC::NA 2008 news through your feed reader, add http://conferences.mongueurs.net/yn2008/atom/en.xml to your blog list.
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  Journal: New YAPC::NA 2008 Atom Feed on 2008.03.22 19:02

Journal by jmcada on 2008.03.22 19:02
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The location of the YAPC RSS/Atom feed has been changed to the default location built into our conference management system. If you want to follow the latest YAPC::NA 2008 news through your feed reader, add http://conferences.mongueurs.net/yn2008/atom/en.xml to your blog list.
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