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  YAPC::EU::2010 Newsletter #03 *Here we go*[->] on 2010.04.16 9:55 dada

Submitted by dada on 2010.04.16 9:55
dada writes "Welcome to the third YAPC::EU::2010 newsletter!


      In this issue:

      * Tickets
      * Guests
      * Training Courses
      * F&F Program Survey
      * Trip to Florence
      * New Sponsors
      * Bits and Bolts


      After many sleepless nights of intense pondering, we're glad to announce
      that subscriptions are now open! Wheee! \o/ The conference ticket prices

      * Regular fee: 100 EUR
      * Student fee (for full-time students): 40 EUR
      * Corporate fee (invoice available): 250 EUR

      All prices include Italian VAT (20%).

      As in previous years, speakers (lightning-talk speakers not included)
      will not have to pay for their ticket, so, if you submitted (or are
      going to submit) a talk, wait until we announce the accepted talks! :-)

      Moreover, the subscriptions for training courses are now open as well!
      See below for more details about these classes.

      You can purchase your conference / training course ticket here: . Additional tickets
      for the Conference Dinner (sponsored by will be available


      Any self-respecting conference has its invited guests. Do you think
      YAPCs aren't any better? Here you are ours!

      * Damian Conway
              A well-known member of the international Perl community, Damian is a
              member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a keynote
              speaker at many Open Source conferences, and author of the books
              "Object Oriented Perl" and "Perl Best Practices". Most of his time
              is currently spent working with Larry Wall on the design of the new
              Perl 6 programming language and producing explanatory documents
              exploring Larry's design decisions.

      * Allison Randal
              She is the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member
              of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, and the Chairman
              of the Parrot Foundation.

      * Dave Rolsky
              A Perl developer since 1999, Dave has created or contributed to
              dozens of CPAN modules. He is a member of the Moose core development
              team, and in early 2009 completed a TPF grant to substantially
              rewrite and expand the Moose documentation. He is also the co-author
              of "Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason and RT Essentials".

      * Larry Wall
              A good fiddle player... Well, frankly, do we really need to
              introduce Larry Wall?

Training Courses

      As it happened in several YAPC::Europe editions, this year too we're
      going to host training courses before and after the conference itself.
      The courses will be run by world class Perl experts, and require a fee
      to be attended.

      Courses are scheduled for August 2, 3 and 7, and are the perfect
      occasion to improve your Perl knowledge at a reasonable price.

      These are the courses we are going to run:

      * Understanding Regular Expressions, by Damian Conway
      * Introducing Modern Perl, by Dave Cross
      * Presentation Aikido, by Damian Conway
      * Introduction to Moose, by Dave Rolsky
      * Catalyst 5.80 Master Class, by Matt S. Trout (Shadowcat Systems
      * WxPerl in Details, by Herbert Breunung
      * Effective Perl Programming, by brian d foy

      You can find more information on the training courses page

Family & Friends Program Survey

      We're organizing the Friends & Family program, that is to say some
      activities for anyone who doesn't want to stay at the conference for
      three days.

      Since we have several options available, be the one who decides by
      answering the simple survey available here:

Trip to Florence

      On Saturday, August 7th (just after the conference), we're arranging a
      daily trip to Florence — that's why we didn't include Florence as an
      option in the F&F program survey. Stay tuned for more info!

New Sponsors

      A new Platinum sponsor joined us:

      *, that was so generous to fully sponsor the Conference

     B.V., part of (Nasdaq:PCLN), owns and
              operates (TM), one of the world's leading online hotel
              reservations agencies by room nights sold, attracting over 30
              million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both
              leisure and business markets worldwide.

              Established in 1996, B.V. guarantees the best prices for
              any type of property, ranging from small independent hotels to a
              five star luxury through The website is
              available in 31 languages and offers over 78000 hotels in 76

      We have also a new Silver sponsor:

      * Smart Open Software Srl (SOS), a small software firm located in
              Rome, Italy. SOS is committed to building the best software products
              possible (mainly web-based), using solely open standards and
              technologies. SOS' flagship product is an innovative web-based
              data-mining and DSS software, mainly targeted at the health-care and
              the banking sectors. SOS has been in business since 2003.

      Last but not least, here's a new Supporter sponsor:

      * $foo Perl Magazin, the first german Perl magazine; published every
              February, May, August and November (PDF and printed).

Bits and Bolts

      We're (slowly) populating our brand new conference website. As you might
      have noticed, a new "Pisa" menu entry appeared, with useful information
      about reaching Pisa, moving around, accommodation and so on. Keep an eye
      on it!

      You can do your part as well: being an hotel conference centre, the
      venue does not close after the conference. It's actually available up to
      11pm (!!!), so it's an ideal choice for hackatons and BOF, which are
      always one of the most interesting parts of a YAPC. Write down your
      ideas on the conference wiki!

      The conference wiki is
      writable by any registered user. Don't be shy, use it!

Best regards,

        Aldo "dada" Calpini
        on behalf of the Italian Perl Conference Team"

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