Wednesday April 16, 2008
YAPC::NA 2008 Registration Open
With exactly two months remaining until YAPC::NA 2008, we are officially opening the payment system for registration to the conference. From now through the end of April, an early-bird price of $85 USD is available for attendees. After that, the registration cost goes up to $100 USD, so if you are looking to save some money on registration, book now! Of course, we are also making the full-price registration available for those who are feeling generous.
Some things to note:
If you are a speaker, DO NOT pay for the conference unless you really really want to. We will be passing out a coupon code sometime in the next few weeks so that you can properly register.
Also, if you are wanting to book on-campus accommodations you'll have to wait a week or so to reserve those; however, you can register and pay for the conference now to take advantage of early bird pricing. The housing registration system will be available very soon. The maintainers of ACT (the system we use to manage the conference) are working hard to create a more robust purchasing component of ACT that will make booking housing easier this year. A lot of this work will be done at next week's ACT hack-a-thon. Please join all of the ACT Hackers in making ACT an even better system for managing YAPC's around the world.
And finally, be sure to get the word out. We want to make this one of the best YAPC::NA's to date and to do that we need attendees! Tell your friends. Tell your boss. Tell your local PM group or LUG. YAPC::NA 2008 is almost here!
Tuesday April 01, 2008
Coding Perl via Voice
Interesting video of someone coding Perl via voice
with Windows Vista voice recognition. I have my doubts about it being much different with any other software.
Monday March 31, 2008
I'm teaching a class
for Stonehenge mid April and just realized that I haven't mentioned it here... guess I just did
Saturday March 22, 2008
If anyone is interested, or if you have a co-worker that might need a little Perl training, brian, Jon, and I are conducting some open training
courses in Chicago in April. There will be "Learning Perl", "Catalyst", and "Test Driven Development" courses available, all at reduced rates.
LinkedIn YAPC::NA 2008
I've created a group on LinkedIn for people interested in YAPC::NA 2008. Everyone is invited
to join, especially if you are planning on being at the conference.
New YAPC::NA 2008 Atom Feed
The location of the YAPC RSS/Atom feed has been changed to the default location built into our conference management system. If you want to follow the latest YAPC::NA 2008 news through your feed reader, add http://conferences.mongueurs.net/yn2008/atom/en.xml
to your blog list.
Saturday March 15, 2008
YAPC::NA 2008 Call For Participation Extended To March 31st
The YAPC::NA 2008
call for participation was scheduled to close on March 15th; however, we have had a number of requests for an extension. Instead of keeping the system open for a few individuals, we are just leaving the call open through March 31st 2008. If you've been on the fence on submitting a proposal or have just been too busy to get one in, here's your chance. You have over two more weeks.
Friday March 07, 2008
YAPC::NA 2008 CFP Deadline Quickly Approaching
The CFP for YAPC::NA 2008
officially ends on March 15th, so get your submissions in soon. Though we actually have had an amazing number of pre-deadline submissions (typically the last few days are when the floodgates open), we could still use some more. There are spots open for talks ranging from 20 minute overviews to longer 90 minute sessions. This year, we are also doing hands-on workshops in the conference center computer lab. Any projects that want to try to recruit some new hackers should sign up for hosting one of these informal learning sessions.
Wednesday March 05, 2008
Perl @ Flourish
The organizers of Flourish
are of course looking for attendees for their conference, but they are also looking for something else... top-notch Perl web developers. They are having a web programming showdown using a variety of languages and frameworks. Perl is on the list, but is currently under-represented. They are looking to invite the best-of-the-best in each language, preferably people who are noted contributors to the particular language or platform that they'll be developing in. Because of this demanding criteria, they are willing to talk about helping out with travel, etc. Please contact me, Josh McAdams (joshua dot mcadams at gmail dot com) if you are interested.
Tuesday February 26, 2008
YAPC::NA Website Banners
The folks over at PlainBlack were nice enough to offer up some graphic design assistance and created a set of banners for people to help promote YAPC::NA 2008. Please feel free to use these banners and li nke to this site to help spread the word about YAPC.