June 2012 Archives

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YAPC Videos On YouTube

YAPC Videos On YouTube:

We’ve begun uploading all the videos for YAPC::NA 2012 to YouTube. By the end of the week we should have them all complete. They’ll also be added to PresentingPerl.org. Enjoy!

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Wifi Stats for YAPC::NA 2012

We thought it might be interesting to share some stats about Wifi from YAPC::NA 2012 this year to help future conference and workshop organizers plan their wifi needs better.

Lowell Devices:


Thank you sponsors!

We’d like to thank our sponsors one last time for stepping up to support us. We really couldn’t do this without their support.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

YAPC's Not Over!

Thanks to all who came to YAPC::NA this year. However, YAPC isn’t over until you blog about your experience. Tell the world why you came, what you did, and why they should go next year!

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Safe Travels

Though many are sticking around to take in all that Madison has to offer, many others are headed back home from YAPC::NA 2012.  Safe travels to you all.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]


YAPC::NA’s talks for Day 3 begin at 9am, with the plenary starting at 8:40am. Yesterday was a big success, but now it’s sort of sad that we’re already to day 3. Oh well, there’s always next year! Here’s to hoping that we go out with a bang in day 3.

The job fair is in full swing.

The job fair is in full swing.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Streaming via VLC

Someone over on the web figured out how to view the streams without Silverlight: http://mail.pm.org/pipermail/vienna-pm/2012-June/003125.html

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

YAPC::NA Day 2

Day 2 of YAPC::NA 2012 talks begin today at 9am sharp. The banquet was a huge success last night, and yesterday’s talks had the audience buzzing. Can’t wait to see what today brings. Hopefully you’re not all hung over from The Linode Beer Garden and the Perl Foundation party last night.

The raffles are a big hit so far. If you’re at YAPC::NA...

The raffles are a big hit so far. If you’re at YAPC::NA this year, be sure to get your chance to win the nearly $10,000 worth of prizes we have in our raffles. 

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Have Lunch with a Perl Celebrity

From guest contributor brian d foy for YAPC::NA 2012

Where2GetIt is Hiring

Director of Technology Operations

You are currently a perl and/or javascript developer. You are looking for your next move up the ladder. You’d like to continue doing some Perl development. This position has your name on it. The Director of Technical Operations is responsible for managing the daily technical operations of Perl application development including integrating offshore development activities, managing code deployments, and coordinating and improving all operational tasks performed including (and not limited to) daily cron jobs, client file…

YAPC::NA 2012 Starts Today!

Hold on to your hats, this is going to be a wild ride! See you all at the Lowell Center for the kick off this morning at 9am sharp! Registration opens at 7am.

Registration Opens at 4pm

If you’re here and want to get a head start on registration, we’ll have an open registration session between 4pm and 6pm tonight in the Upper Lounge of the Lowell Center. Come say hello, pick up your badge, t-shirt, and other swag.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Spouse's Program

The Spouse’s Program begins tomorrow morning. Those of you participating should come to the opening ceremonies at 9am at the Lowell Center, where I’ll introduce you to our Spouse’s Program organizer, Julia. Dress casually and in comfortable shoes. 


Keeping in touch

From guest contributor Matt Trout:

Vegan Food Options in Madison

From guest contributor Dave Rolsky:

  • Dandelion is an all vegetarian and mostly vegan food cart on the Library Mall
  • Kabul, Buraka, Himal Chuli, Med Cafe, Dobra Tea, and Ian’s Pizza all have vegan options, and are a 5-10 minute walk from the conference
  • Further out there are mult…

Andrew Rodland with his really precise clock at the Hardware...

Andrew Rodland with his really precise clock at the Hardware Hackathon.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Look at all the amazing stuff Robert Blackwell brought to play...

Look at all the amazing stuff Robert Blackwell brought to play with at the YAPC::NA 2012 Hardware Hackathon. 

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Do you remember when...

Do you remember when I stood up in front of the entire audience at YAPC::NA 2011 and told the whole room that I was going to post a blog entry about YAPC every single day between YAPC::NA 2011 and 2012? And the whole crowd broke out into laughter? Heh. Yeah that was funny, but I made it! Now you know that when I tell you I’m going to do something, it gets done! Woot!

The Testing Workshop is underway.

The Testing Workshop is underway.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Zero to Perl is rocking and rolling.

Zero to Perl is rocking and rolling.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

How’s that for a view from the hackathon?

How’s that for a view from the hackathon?

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

The Workshops and Hackathon Begin Today

YAPC::NA 2012 is almost upon us. The workshops and hackathon begin today! Go to the second floor in the Pyle Center if you’re one of the attendees for the early activities.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

Chadbourne Hall

Apparently the receipt that dorm dwellers receive from the University doesn’t tell them they need to go to Chadbourne Hall. So I wanted to announce it far and wide in case anybody else gets hung up by that. 

Chadbourne Hall

420 N. Park Street
Madison, WI 53706-1489
Chadbourne Desk: (608) 262-2688

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

You probably know that Wisconsin is the Badger State due to our...

You probably know that Wisconsin is the Badger State due to our University Athletics mascot, Bucky Badger. However, you may not know why it is called the Badger State. Believe it or not, we have very few badgers in the state. Wisconsin is called the Badger State because in the early days mining was the largest industry here, and the miners were called “badgers” because they burrowed into the ground like their animal…

Stop Making The Web Harder Than It Is; Real-world REST, HATEOAS, and Hypermedia APIs with Magpie

Kip Hampton will give a talk at YAPC::NA 2012 described as:

Developing for the Web shouldn’t be hard. Yet, many smart developers make it more difficult than it needs to be by choosing tools and frameworks that do not fully take advantage of all that HTTP has to offer. This talk demonstrates how projects at all levels— from the simplest brochureware site to the most advanced Hypermedia APIs—can be made simpler by getting back to the basics of HTTP. We introduce Tamarou’s internal application devel…

Distributed Processing Applications with Helios

Andrew Johnson will be giving a talk at YAPC::NA 2012 described as:

Helios is a distributed job processing system that allows users to write applications to spread workloads across multiple processes and servers.  The Helios job queuing, configuration, and logging APIs aim to provide a user with an environment to easily write applications that scale across multiple processes and hosts.  My talk will focus on Helios basic concepts and features (especially new features introduced in the new 2.4x series) with a particula…

Distributed Daemon Discovery

Matt Trout (mst) will give a talk at YAPC::NA 2012 described as:

A tale of systems introspection, service inference and parallel computing - how we used the Tak systems automation framework to help track a customer’s infrastructure.

[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

MediaMath is sponsoring YAPC::NA 2012, and best of all,...

MediaMath is sponsoring YAPC::NA 2012, and best of all, they’re hiring!

Things To Bring To YAPC

Many of you are packing right now, or will be packing shortly to come to YAPC::NA 2012. Here’s a list of things that you might want to bring with you to YAPC:

  • Geek Shirts - There’s no better time to show off your geekti…
  • Sign Up for the Arrival Dinner

    Your first opportunity to meet everyone at YAPC::NA 2012, if you aren’t coming to the pre-conference activities like the Hackathon, will be at the Arrival Dinner on Tuesday, June 11th. If you wish to attend, you need to either add your name to the wiki page, or email Uri Guttman and let him know you’re coming. 

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    YAPC::NA Pre-launch Meeting Tonight

    We’re only one week away from YAPC::NA 2012 so tonights meeting will be our last before the main event. We’ll be handing out final assignments and running down the check list.  If you’re in the Madison area, or don’t mind a drive meet us at the Essen Haus at 7pm. 

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    What New Technologies Might Be Invented At The Hackathon

    As far as I know, the hackathon at YAPC::NA 2012 might be the first two-day hackathon ever at a YAPC. With that amount of time, and the brain power of the Perl community, I wonder what might be invented there. 

    YAPC::NA 2012's Legacy for the Perl Community

    Since we’re only a little over a week away from YAPC::NA 2012, our team thought it might be useful to reflect on what we plan to leave behind for the Perl community. We think we’re leaving a strong legacy:

  • We’re leaving behind a wealth of infrastructure for the next YAPC organizers.
  • We should be creating a new generation o…
  • YAPC::NA 2012's Legacy For Organizers

    The organizers of the past few conferences gave us some good data and some great advice, but prior to YAPC in Madison, there has been very little infrastructure handed down from one organizer to another. As we go into the home stretch before YAPC::NA 2012, our team will give a wealth of infrastructure to the next YAPC::NA organizers, whomever they may be. To them we leave behind:

  • ="http://www.faceb…
  • Just thought I’d share the Perl-inspired drink menu for...

    Just thought I’d share the Perl-inspired drink menu for The Perl Foundation party at YAPC::NA 2012

    [From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

    Live Stream URLs

    I know that many of you are planning to set up these live streams of YAPC::NA 2012 in your offices and at home, so I wanted to get the URLs out to you so you can make sure you’re ready to go.  Click here for the schedule.

  • ="http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/…
  • Thank You Sponsors!

    We’d like to thank our sponsors for stepping up to support us. We really couldn’t do this without their support.

    You too could sponsor YAPC.

    [From the YAPC::NA Blog.]

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