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  • Both the first two TPCs are mentioned in the Perl Timeline []. There are links to various people's photos.

    • Yes, there are links [] to be found on the web, and the perl history is a good place for them. But the [online] conference materials themselves still seem to have been lost.
      • This depends on your definition of 'lost'.

        O'Reilly, to the best of my knowledge, never had conference proceedings on-line for TPC1 or TPC2. At TPC1 we were all given a very splashy gold binder with 'THE POWER OF PERL' emblazoned on the spine to accompany the mousepad, tote bag, t-shirt and 20 pounds of other stuff I had to carry around. The binder was beautiful and had tabs for 'perl and the web', 'programming perl', perl for win32', 'user applications', website' and 'addendum'. In the front of the binder

        • by ziggy (25) on 2002.08.10 11:21 (#11619) Journal
          This depends on your definition of 'lost'.
          As I originally mentioned, there's no reference to the older conferences anywhere on or The online artifacts are no longer.

          Looking back, I did overstate the case somewhat.

          TPC2, while held in the same location, didn't distribute a binder containing all the refereed papers.
          Right. That year, they were distributed on CD, and for a while O'Reilly had put a copy of that CD online. I've got a few copies buried somewhere in the detrius of two 3,000+ mile moves...
          • Is there any reason to expect ORA to keep a 5+ year archive of the conferences? The web is mercurial at best. I make PDFs of everything from web pages I find these days since, as the timeline surely illustrates in its 600+ links, things go missing very often and never return. Such is the nature of the electronic world...pull the power plug and it's gone.

            I only vaguely remember the 2.0 CD and can't seem to locate it in my pile of stuff...maybe Gnat can find an extra lying about....but I doubt it would rema

            • Is there any reason to expect ORA to keep a 5+ year archive of the conferences?

              Expect? Maybe, maybe not. There's probably more precedent and incentive for conference organizers to focus exclusively on upcoming revenue opportunities (er, conferences) than keeping an archive of past events.

              Then again, not every conference organizer is particularly interested in fostering a community, rather than making money by attracting a attendees to upcoming events. Two organizers who are trying to build healthy

              • Do YAPC and USENIX keep online archives of all their conferences? These are both community based conferences who, to the best of my knowledge, keep little of the conference proceedings online with USENIX only listing the bibliography and YAPC having abstracts and links to the authors pages sans proceedings. It takes time and someone to manage all that data to keep it online in a coherent presentation. Maybe you could volunteer to be the ORA and YAPC proceedings archivist.