Welcome to the third Italian Perl Workshop 2011 newsletter. The workshop will happen on September 8th and 9th in Torino (Turin), at the Dispartimento di Informatica (Department of Computer Science) of the Torino University.
SUBMIT A TALK
The Call for Papers is still open and will close on August 1st. We still need some talks (both in Italian and English language), so... submit your proposal!!!
The workshop theme is "Two Perls", as we want to put relevance both on Perl 5 and Perl 6. Any "perlish" topic is however accepted: see the Call for Papers page on the web site for other ideas. You can also send more that one proposal!
We already have some confirmed talks. Among the other topics, there will be: Moo, Data::Query, Perl 5.14 new features, fractal cryptography in Perl, Perl on Dragonfly BSD, ... We'll also have some talks not stryctly related to Perl, on topics such as Dojo Toolkit, PostgreSQL, Arduino programming with Davide Gombra of Torino Fablan.
Here you can find the full list of the talks confirmed until today:
Booking.Com and 2ndQuadrant are now Silver sponsors of the Italian Perl Workshop:
* Booking.com is a company based in Amsterdam, which is hiring Perl programmers - come to the workshop for more information!
* 2ndQuadrant is a company which actively develops PostgreSQL and provides worldwide round-the-clock assistance on PostgreSQL.
We're also happy to announce other IPW supporters: O'Reilly Media, Apress and ActiveState.
Thaks to our sponsors, every attendee will get a US$ 50 discount coupon on an ActiveState Perl Dev Kit or Komodo IDE license, a 25% coupon on the purchase of an Apress ebook of his/her choice, a free ebook of his/her choice from O'Reilly, and other gadgets.
Besides Matt S. Trout and Damien Krotkine who we already announced,
Ingy döt Net
author of Kwiki and modules such as Inline and YAML, will speak at Italian Perl Workshop.
We have a couple of hotels with which we have an agreement. For more information, please check our Accommodation page:
Information on hostels and other accommodation options are available on the event wiki.
FOOD AND DRINK
We're in the definition process for the conference dinner. In the meanwhile, the pre-conference meeting will likely be at the Oro Birra pub in Corso Regina Margherita (not far from the workshop and the Mercure Royal Hotel). A map is available here:
Subscriptions for the Perl base course (in Italian), by Stefano Rodighiero (author of Pocket Perl) are still open. The course will happen on September 7th, 2011, and is free to attend. Subscribe on the workshop web site or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
It's also possible to subscribe at the course directly, even though we would prefer advance booking in order to warrant a seat for everybody.
Torino is waiting for you! Take a look at the wiki on the workshop web site for information on things to see and museums (there's the convenient museum card!). You'll also find information on bike sharing, car sharing and much more! If you stay at least one extra day, we suggest you to book and purchase the Piemonte+Torino Card, which offers free entry in nearly all museums and unlimited free rides on public transport. More information is available on the wii.
Better late than never! Here are some graphics of the event:
* Workshop web site: http://www.perl.it/workshop/
* Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/perl_it
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