September 2011 Archives

Perl Trademark In Japan

As some of you may have heard, Perl had been registered as a trademark by somebody other than TPF or any Perl related entity. Last year as soon as we realized that this had been done, we contacted some lawyers and TPF, and immediately filed a complaint.

We had been told that this whole process would take about a year, and finally I'm happy to announce that this decision has been reversed, and the above mentioned trademark has been revoked (I'm not a lawyer type, so excuse me if my words of choice there are n…

Two weeks till YAPC::Asia Tokyo!

We only have two more weeks until YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011!

I have secured what's called an "event insurance" which will cover any injuries or damages to the facility during the conference, so we're pretty much all set now. Just counting the days now...

And while we're at it, I'm happy to announce that YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011 tickets are now completely sold out.

Normally we close the ticket sales while we still have a small amount of tickets left, but this year the t…

Foreign Speakers Gets A Little Aid at YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2011

Well, so the Yen is at a historic high. Japan's hotels are expensive. We have a record low number of foreign visitors.

Historically, we asked fellow mongers (like Dan Kogai) to accomodate foreign guests, but we have never really spent money for foreign speakers who come all the way to Japan just to talk at our conference. I think it's a shame, but we have no mone...

Oh wait: we have almost 100 individuals who paid a little extra to become Individual Sponsors this year. We have a record-breaking…

Marketing YAPC::Asia 2011 (Getting Publishers' Help)

Telling people in the Perl ecosystem that YAPC::Asia 2011 is happening is a good start to let the world know about our beloved conference. Obviously people in that community are eager to hear about when the festivities are going to begin.

If your entire intention is to have fun with old pals, this is probably enough of a marketing. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but I have something else in mind: I want people who have never been to a YAPC before feel the energy of our community. Yeah, so nobody can deny that we have a relatively o…

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