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YAPC::EU::2012, the good parts

I think some people did not interpret my last post correctly, I think I hated YAPC::EU::2012 (or at least, that is what I understand from Gabor comment on his Perl Weekly). Well, no, the post points three things I did not like, meaning that everything else was fun.

But I would like to point some details. First, congratulations to the organizers for the courage to prepare proceedings. Of course I was angry because the article I took some time to write was not there. Also, because although I mailed the organizers, they did not answer or said anything. Nevertheless, I like the idea of ha…

YAPC::EU::2012, what I missed

YAPC::EU is over. It was a nice conference, but there were a couple of things I've missed. The first one is obvious: air conditioning. We had a too hot weather. I understand that Germany is used to cold, not hot. Nevertheless, next YAPC::EU users, remind that 300 or more people in a room, half with their laptops and gadgets turned on, produce a lot of heat. So, be sure at least the main room has a decent air conditioning system.

The second miss was Josette Garcia, from O'Reilly. This year's O'Reilly bank was a delusion. First, more than half the books were in German. This doesn't just…

Building C and C++ libraries with Perl

It seems that somebody screwed it, and forgot one 20 pages article I wrote for YAPC::EU::2012 proceedings. Therefore, the proceedings are shorter, and are shamelessly incomplete. Anyway, you can read my article in all its glory here. And sooner or later I'll add the presentation too.

YAPC::EU::2010 - Second Afternoon

The second afternoon of YAPC::EU::2010 in Pisa was dedicated to the following talks:

  • The Perl6 in the real world talk, by Moritz Lenz had, at much, two or three slides or Perl. These 20 minutes reminded me of physics classes. Not much detail was given to the module internals.The presentation ended up with a good question from the audience: why Perl 6? with the answer, "because I like it", and because of the Perl 6 introspection mechanisms needed to calculate the dependencies. After talking in IRC with Moritz he shown me the abstract of his talk, which made me rewrite t…
  • YAPC::EU::2010 - Second Morning

    My second morning at YAPC::EU::2010 wasn't very productive. I went to one presentation, and got sick during the coffee break (something wrong with the breakfast, I would say). I went to the bedroom to rest, and got back during the afternoon.

    The only talk I've watched was Graphic visualization - there is a life after GD and GD::Graph‎. Uwe was kind of nervous as it was his first English talk. That was easy to notice, as he even did not remember correctly the slide order. That's the speakers life.

    Regarding content, he talked mostly on four technologies: GD and GD::Graph, Cha…

    YAPC::EU::2010 - First Afternoon

    Following the idea of previous post, I would like to write here some thoughts about the talks I went to this afternoon, at YAPC::EU::2010.

  • My afternoon started with a talk by Paul Johnson on software quality. It resembled me an article I've written about the Perl community initiatives to help code validation. By the way, I expect to make that article public very soon. Paul is a great speaker, and touched some interesting items that programmers should take in mind when writing code (not necessarily Perl).

  • Followed a talk by Carl Masak on Perl 6. It was much…
  • YAPC::EU::2010 - First Morning

    I am at YAPC::EU::2010 and I would like to congratulate the Italian organization. Everything is going smoothly. Just a few itches (like the fact of the chairs not being comfortable to be more than half an hour listening to somebody).

    For now I watched two presentations:

    • Larry Wall and the state of the onion was fun. Larry had his conscience represented by his wife (Glória) and one of his sons? (not sure). Unfortunately it was not easy to understand by non-native English speakers, as the talk was more talk and slides. Nevertheless, a keynote by Larry is, always, …

    YAPC::EU::2005 Proceedings

    Yes, I am talking about YAPC::EU::2005. This Yapc was organized in Braga, Portugal, and during this Yapc a proceedings book with some articles was distributed to all participants. It has 235 pages devoted to Perl, and I am sure some of them are still actual.

    Yesterday I went digging my archives and mailboxes, searching for the original PDF and, fortunately, I found it. Therefore, you can create your own personal backup copy. Just follow the link above.

    YAPC::EU::2010 - Rewriting Documents Talk Approved

    Damn, damn, damn, my last post was eight days ago. Not sure if this interval qualifies for Iron Man. Any way, I'll continue trying to keep this blog active.

    Then, today I would like to talk a little about one of the two talks I submitted to YAPC::EU::2010, the one that got accepted (for now), about rewriting documents.

    Perl regular expressions are powerful. I think we can't call them regular anymore, since Perl 5.6. But, hey, that's the name everybody uses, so let's keep using it.

    Now, sometimes we do not want to perform just a substitution, but a sequence of transform…

    Last day for YAPC::EU::2010 talk proposals

    Today is the last day for proposals for YAPC::EU::2010. I have already the travel tickets, I have already a room in the Hotel. Now, I need to make something to lower my costs in Pisa, for example, to have an accepted talk, and get free entry.

    To maximize my chances I proposed two talks, in very different perspectives of Perl:

    • Textual Document Rewriting or, when substitutions are not enough

      In this talk I will present Text::RewriteRules, a Perl (d'uh) module to rewrite textual documents. It supports different kinds of algorithms (fixed point, sliding cur…

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