Just while I was having a shower, the hotel had a 5-minute power cut. I decided to walk down the stairs to breakfast.
Another day of two breakfasts, one at the hotel and one at the conference venue (even more Баница) while meeting everyone.
Today I've mostly stayed in the "Devops" track as I've been doing a lot of web operations recently.
First talk of the day: SyContent - Content in the Cloud with V8. Torsten took us through the history of content management systems. He explained how he thinks content management should work, with Perl, PHP, static JSON files and V8.
Then Docker with Perl - an Introduction where Denis explained what Docker is and how he suggests we use them with Perl, although he doesn't run Docker in production yet. He explained that it really comes out of a DevOps culture. I currently use Docker to package the applications on my personal servers, so perhaps I'm a little too experienced for this talk. I particularly like the Docker workflow.
(cross-posted from blog.tobez.org)
Ignat Ignatov talked about physical formulas.
When I was planning to attend this talk, I thought it is going to be some sort
of symbolic formulas computation, possibly with an analysis of dimensions
of the physical quantities.
However, despite my (a bit long in the tooth) background in physics, I did not
understand a word of it. Apparently, some sort of unification of physical
formulas, not entirely unlike the periodic table in chemistry, was presented, with
almost no comprehensible details and with scary words like co-homology and
algebraic topology. The fact that half of the slides were in Russian, while
irrelevant for me personally, probably did not help matters for the majority of
the people in the audience. I did not expect any questions at the end of the
talk, but there were at least two, so I was probably wrong about general
level of understanding in the audience.
(crossposted from blog.tobez.org)
When I came to the venue 15 minutes before the official
start of the registration, people at the registration desk
were busily cutting sheets of paper into attendees' badges.
Finding my badge turned out to be a tad not trivial.
This conference is somewhat unusual not only because
it is conducted over the weekend instead of in the middle of the week,
but also because the keynotes for every day are pushed till the
end, even after the daily lightning talks session.
The welcome talk from Marian was about practical things
such as rooms locations, dinner, lunches, transportations
and so on. Then I went on stage to declare the location of
YAPC::Europe 2015 (which is Granada, Spain by the way).
After that Jose Luis Martinez from Barcelona.pm did a short
presentation of YAPC in Granada, and Diego Kuperman gave
a little present from Granada to Sofia.
A day of two breakfasts, one at the hotel and one at the conference venue (more Баница) while meeting everyone.
First big announcement of the day was that YAPC::Europe 2015 will be in Granada, Spain.
And then the first talks of the conference. I chose to attend Welcome to Auditing and toughening as part of the Security Development Lifecycle which was an interesting look at how hardening a system is just a small part of the security development lifecycle. John highlighted the importance of a threat model and how avoiding vulnerabilities as early as possible is the only way to go. He went though a few practical examples of where was the best place to fix
Over sandwiches at lunch we had a little discussion about the compromises between fixing vulnerabilities and maintaining backwards compatibility.
The Wi-Fi has been a little spotty, but mosh make it usable.
Next up was Code I'm proud of: where Thomas explained lots of little hacks, from passwords and Bread::Board to microblogging.
I travelled from Heathrow to Sofia, Bulgaria very early this morning. I managed to bump into a few
Perl Mongers on the flight over and we were welcomed by a camel sign at the
airport. I managed to find my hotel and have a proper shower.
First order of business was to have a proper lunch, I bumped into someone and
we took the shiny new metro system into town and explored the center of town. I
managed to pick up a
, a pastry with fresh cheese. We then wandered
around, found a great Rodin exhibition and made it to the evening meetup a
Luckily we weren't the only people turning up early and started drinking a
or two. Very drinkable.