YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev, week minus 23. A brief update
There are a few small and big things that we did last week for the conference. Let us tell you about them.
First of all, we signed a contract with the river cruise boat and are thinking now of the best possible route so that we can both see the incredible Kiev landscape from water and have enough time for the social part on board. Also, we are working on the buffet menu. All in all, the cruise is going to be an amazing conference experience. Just take a look at their official video.
Let us also remind that less than a month is left until the Early Bird price expires. If you buy a ticket today, you can save 18% of its price. This is only possible before 1 April.
Also don't forget that the number of available rooms in the hotels around the venue can only decrease. Find and book your hotel free of charge. There's also a wiki page "Who stays where" where you can left a note of where you are going to stay so that other attendees can choose a hotel where more (or fewer) Perl people will be staying during the conference.
And now the most important thing. We have asked three persons, all well known in the Perl community, Dmitry Karasik, Alex Kapranov and Ruslan Zakirov, to join us to work in the Programming Committee. So, we have enough eyes and brains now to compile a good schedule with as few thematic clashes as possible. In other words, it is the right moment to submit your talk to the conference. Don't have a talk ready? Submit a proposal and follow the CDD (conference driven development) technique to finish the slides :-)
The title of this year's conference is "Future Perl". We would like to think together about the future of our beloved programming language, about what it will become in the following years, and what is the roadmap.
There are already a couple of talks scheduled for the first day of the conference, not counting Larry Wall's keynote.
Dave Cross. 25 Years of Perl in (about) 25 Minutes.
Richard Jelinek. HowTo: Perl as the most popular scripting language.
That's all for today, see you next week. Would you like to contact us, do not hesitate to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.