October 2012 Archives

YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, week minus 42. Food

I hope you expect that we announce the date and place of the next YAPC::Europe in Kiev, but please be patient a little bit more. Next week Viacheslav visits a venue where a PyCon was held and after that we select the venue. It is a difficult choice as we don't have now exact budget and the venue rent cost strongly varies. It would be much easier to decide after the attendees pay :-)

Anyway, let's talk today about eating during and around the conference. There are four different type of food supply we have to organise.

1) Pre-conference meeting;
2) Coffee breaks during t…

YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, week minus 43. Hotels

Last week we talked about air tickets, thus let's talk about hotels now.

Basically, there are lots of hotels in Kiev with a wide price range. It's worth to spend some time to find the most appropriate variant for your needs. There are hotels and hostels in Kiev, or you may rent an apartment.

Our previous events in Kiev show that it's safe and reliable to rent a flat in Kiev, although you should know that before the EURO-2012 there appeared a number of fake or unreasonably expensive places. We hope it is now completely gone, but please be sure to double check if you are going …

YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, week minus 44. Air tickets

This week we explored another two venues and went to a small vacations: one of the organisers is at his honeymoon and another one goes to YAPC::Brasil. So let's talk a bit about travelling and see the prices to Kiev from different European cities for mid-August 2013, in Euro.

My hiring principles

Just a brief night post about people that I successfully hired recently. I'd like to publish a screenshot from our corporate Yammer pages, which--if you don't know--is a kind of Facebook for using within a company. My method is much more trustful than the endorsement block recently launched on LinkedIn :-)

YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, week minus 45. Future 5 vs. Future 6

This week there were a couple of contradictory messages on our Twitter which triggered a small discussion.


Being a joke of what is more important at the conference, either talks on Perl 5 or talks on Perl 6, those two tweets contain a mixture of feelings behind them.

The major problem with Perl 6 talks …

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