It is with great pleasure that I announce that Theo J. van Hoesel and Mihai Pop have been awarded places on this year's Send-A-Newbie Initiative, from the Enlightened Perl Organisation, and will have fully sponsored attendance to the Yet Another Perl Conference, Europe in Kiev from the 12th to the 14th August 2013.
As with other years the selection process was relatively straightforward and this year we offerred places to four candidates, however due to unforseen circumstances only two of them have so far been able to confirm their attendance and book places.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support of this initiative and to those who made donations at the London Perl Workshop and online through the donation system.
If you are attending this year's YAPC::EU::2013 in Kiev I thoroughly encourgae you to seek out the neophytes and welcome them to our community. As always we will be re-starting the initiative in the autumn in anticipation of the 2014 conference season.