The deadline to submit Hackathon proposals for this year's YAPC Europe in Vienna is just around the corner. Please do not forget to submit your proposals by Sunday, 13th May 2007.
The Call for Papers deadline is less than 3 weeks away from today.
The theme for this year's conference is "Social Perl", which we hope will inspire submissions for this and related topics. If Perl has helped you or your company to get people together, or if you can report how Perl is "social" to other programming languages, or how Perl may profit from inspirations from other languages, we'd like to hear about it. Although this is our main topic for the conference, it will not be the only one, and as such we will also be accepting talks on just about any theme.
Types of talks include 20 or 40 minutes talks, 60-90 minute tutorials, or 3 hour Hack-a-thons, BOFs or Workshops. There are still some slots free!
Hope to see you in Vienna, on behalf of Vienna.pm
So I've moved all the content to perl-qa.hexten.net and set it up so that only registered users may edit. It's a shame to have to restrict access in that way; certainly we'll get fewer drive-by contributions as a result. On balance it's better than the message that a spam-riddled quality (quality!) wiki sends I think.
Please update bookmarks / links accordingly.
You can get more details (and can sign up) at http://london.pm.org/teach-in/.
I'll be running the training, so I'll be happy to answer any questions, but note that this is _not_ a course for beginners. You'll need to already understand things like references and writing modules in order for the course to be worthwhile.
Update: Registration is now closed. We sold out in 48 hours. I guess it's true what they say - Perl really is dead :-)
"The current pugs implementation is just translating to the old form underneath, so it's not surprising it's a bit off. That's the sort of thing that happens when the language designer gives the language implementor whiplash. However, I rather suspect the interpersonal metaphorical meaning was lost on the physicist/comic who decided that the 3rd derivative of position should be called 'jerk'. :)"
-- Larry Wall, in 'What should file test operators return?'