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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I quote from the Call for Papers.


    If your talk is much longer than 30 minutes, please consider breaking it into 30-minute parts, to accommodate our schedule.


    The fixed slot size is something we used for NPW and in my opinion it worked very well. We want to give speakers/attendees the maximum outcome of a conference by creating exposure, if one third of your conference time is spent in a tutorial you miss out on a lot of other exciting activities. And some people might skip or leave early from longer running s
    • Unfortunately my main talk isn't something I can split. It's already a long talk, and because it generates some healthy discussion, can last a little longer.

      I'm still planning on attending, but more likely using my own resources, and not those of my employer. Hence why I was thinking about those attendees who are in a similar position, who aren't previous speakers or recognisable members of the community. What are they looking for in a YAPC conference, and how can we give them the right experience that they want to come again?

      It's rare that newer speakers propose a talk longer than 30 minutes, as it is nerve-wracking to get up and present to an audience you don't know. But some attendees do like the longer talks, and not necessarily tutorials, but longer more indepth talks. You're never going to please everyone, but personally I think restricting yourself to only 30 minutes per presentation, is not going to give you the choice of talks as there has been in previous years.