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  • I'd be very interested in seeing regional YAPCs, and would like to see YAS work with local PM groups to get them off the ground.

    This can be a lot of work (I tried to help out with a local linux conference a couple of years ago, but it never really got off the ground). How could YAS make this easier for local groups to do?

    • Maintain a global calendar to help prevent overlap.
    • Maintain a speaker/presenter registry.
    • Create a 'YAPC-Howto', with notes on planning, organizing, scheduling, advertising, and evan
  • I'm thinking of doing a 'how to organise a YAPC' lightning talk at YAPC Europe.

    The basic rule in this stuff (i.e. any volunteer excercise) is 'just do it'. The Internet and mailing lists promote much gossip, discussion, opinion forming etc, which is fine but the road to apathy is paved with good intentions.

    Dive in and start doing stuff. Meet up in real life. Things that helped with YAPC Europe have been:

    1. Sell early bird tickets. This gives you (and prospective venues etc) a warm fuzzy feeling of hav
    • 3.) set up 2 mailing lists, web server and a CVS server
      • 2 mailing lists one for announcements and one for organisers
      • a CVS for documents such as press releases, sponsor packs, etc.
      • the web server should be fairly obvious
    • 4.) as jobs come up ask for volunteers to help to take responsibility, some of the jobs are ...
      • Sponsor liason
      • Web Master
      • Venue Organiser
      • Accomodation Organiser
      • Treasurer

    We'll all get together after Y::E with Kevin and write a full guide. As far as YAS is concerend I'd suggest

  • A list of standard announcement document and suchlike would indeed help a lot. That way we won't make mistakes like missing URL's off etc.

    OTOH How many events is YAS prepared to give the YAPC name to? If we start getting two UK, two German, Amsterdam, Italian conferences a year, will they all get the YAPC name?

  • This is a good question. I'd guess that YAS could divvy things out one of two ways:

    • Geographically, each region (US-NE, US-SE, US-MidWest, US-NW, US-SW, EU-Northern, EU-Southern, etc.) This leads to the questions:
      • How large is a region?
      • What role should political boundaries play in regions (e.g., US and CA)?
      • How do you split places like South America, Africa, and Asia?
    • Chronologically, YAS could recognize 4/12/whatever YAPCs per year. Each local group trying to put one on would have to register with
  • Ummmm ... isn't this what Perl Mongers are all about? Local groups of perl folk meeting, sharing, etc.? Or am I missing something?