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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by avar (6604) on 2008.07.03 20:16 (#63785) Journal
    jonasbn approached me informally about this (on irc.perl.org)
    recently. For those that don't know I'm probably the best known Perl
    guy in Iceland amongst the regular conference going crowd having
    written a few CPAN modules and hacked core a bit.

    There's no monger group in Iceland which would somewhat impede the
    execution of a plan such as this one, however that's no /real/
    obstacle really. Arranging everything could be done through the help
    of local organizations such as the newly-formed FSFI (which is holding
    a large conference this Saturday in Grand Hotel Reykjavík which I'm,
    incidentally, speaking at), some local help (such as myself or other
    interested parties), or in the worst case by people outside of Iceland
    since everyone here speaks English anyway and we have Internet and
    telephone access.

    Now, to answer some questions here:

    wirebird: Yes, Perlan would pretty much suck. They're not equipped for
    holding conferences at all. Perlan was built as a penis extension
    mechanism for a former mayor and as such works just splendidly, but
    mostly doesn't have other functions.perigrin: We have a saying here, there's no such thing as bad weather,
    only bad clothing. But having said that weather here over the summer
    is on par with say the British Isles (and you know how famous they are
    as a beach resort!).

    Air fare:

    Iceland would most certainly be more expensive overall in
    transportation for the regular NPW crowd than say going from Sweden to
    Denmark. But if you factor the North American crowd into it it gets
    cheaper.

    Icelandair and the Iceland Express travel agency make a largepercentage of their money by offering cheaper flights across the
    Atlantic with a stopover in Iceland than the cost of going non-stop
    cross the pond.

    Expenses:

    On the up side (for you guys) the Icelandic Krona is in an economic
    recession as of late (we now have the highest interest rates in
    Europe, take that Turkey!), I think it's fallen 40% against the US
    dollar since 2007 so Iceland isn't as expensive as it usually is if
    you're in posession of some petro-dollars/euros.

    Venue:

    Personally, given that Reykjavík is a boring gigantic suburb I'd hold
    NPW somewhere out in the middle of nowhere (plenty of that in Iceland)
    in the vicinity of a hotel with an accompanying camping site withplenty of communally bought beer (or, any other drug you fancy), BBQ
    and non-stop partying/hacking. But that's just me :)
    • ...take that Turkey!

      Heh! I don't think this is comparable to TR Lira. We used to buy Coke for half a million (old) lira you know :p Anyway, YTL does not have that annoying zeroes :)