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In this Newsletter:

1. A Word on our sponsors
2. The Job Faire
3. Lightning Talk Bingo!
4. Talk Submissions and Registration

1. A Word on our Sponsors

This years London Perl Workshop is shaping up to be a great event and that is due in no small part to the sponsors of the event. In the past few weeks several new sponsors have joined up for the event. A full list of our current sponsors is:


Proud sponsors of the workshop for many years and organisers of the after-event pub, make sure you grab Martin Brooks by the hand and shake vigorously (or perhaps subscribe to his excellent product).


New to the LPW but familair to anyone who has attended a YAPC::EU, Booking.com are proud sponsors of the Perl community and we welcome them to the conference. Booking.com will be attending the Job Faire.

:Bytemark Hosting

Returning to LPW this year is the geek-lovers at :Bytemark Hosting, if you want a reliable, knowledgable hosting company then you should go no further than :Bytemark.

Enlightened Perl Organisation

Sponsoring the LPW once again and this year providing business services (accounts and invoicing) free of charge to make a smooth running event.

Magnum Solutions

Dave Cross at Magnum Solutions will once again be conducting training at the workshop. Dave is a respected member of the community and a trainer who commands respect so a free training session is always a big bonus and Dave will once again be delivering the goods.


Returning to the LPW for another year are the great bunch of chaps at Nestoria. Once again they will be awarding prizes at the end of the conference for the best speaker/best presentation etc., so the challenge is on to entertain the best and win a great prize from Nestoria. Nestoria will be attending the Job Faire.


New to the LPW is OPUSVL, if you see JJ at the conference then you should seek him out and talk to him about Enterprise Solutions. OpusVL will be attending the Job Faire.

Science Photo Library

Also new to the LPW is the Science Photo Library, if you need an image of high quality with a scientific basis then this is a must visit site. Also it is fun to browse the extensive and high-quality collection.

Shadowcat Systems

Keen supporters of the Perl community and providers of infrastructure and sponsorship to a range of Perl-related activities and events. SCSYS are also a specialist consultancy and software development house and are once again providing sponsorship and time for the organisational aspects of the LPW.

University of Westminster

Our proud hosts and excellent supporters of the Perl Community. We are once again grateful to be hosted by the Department of Electronic, Communication and Software Engineering.


Returning again this year are Venda who will be providing generous support to our after-event activities and in-conference events. Venda are consistent sponsors of the LPW and we welcome them back again this year. Venda will be attending the Job Faire.


WCN are first-time sponsors of the LPW and have generously contributed to the prizes for the Lightning Talk Bingo (see below). WCN will be attending the Job Faire.

2. The Job Faire

This year we will be hosting a Job Faire for those sponsors who are seeking Perl Developers or offering internships with their companies. If you know of any company who is hiring Perl Developers and wish to use this opportunity to approach some very talented Perl programmers then please have them contact mark as soon as possible.

3. Lightning Talk Bingo!

The wonderful and innovative Mr Edmund von der Burg will this year be running a new game designed to fit smoothly (I hope) into the events of the day. it is curiously titled Lightening Talk Bingo and will be run, without any great surprise, during the Lightening Talks. There will be prizes awarded during the bingo and if it works as a concept it may be repeated at other great and august events. If of course it is a total failure we can all point and laugh at Edmund, so there really is no loss :) (1)

Prizes to be announced, probably along with more details on the bingo.

4. Talk Submissions and Registration

Just to remind you that the last date for talk submissions is the 12th November which is only a fortnight away so make sure you register/sign up/submit as soon as you can. There are still no clear front runners for the coveted place of Keynote talk. It could be your presentation that is chosen.
For everyone else remember to register for the conference as early as possible as it gives us a good indication of numbers for sponsorship items and events.

As always, your humble organiser,

-Mark (mdk)

(1) We should actually be thanking and applauding Edmund for his innovation and enthusiasm to make a better event for all.

The conference will be held on Saturday 4th December at the University of Westminster's New Cavendish Campus. Please visit the website below for more information and don't forget to log in/register for the conference:

Conference Website: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/
Location: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/location.html
Registration Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/main
New User Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/register

This year's theme is Perl Flavours. Unlike previous years the keynote will be decided from the most appropriate 40 minute talk that best fits this theme. The proposal deadline is 12th November and speakers will be informed on the 15th November. See:

Submissions: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/newtalk

For all information, queries, please contact m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk.

Mark Keating BA (Hons) | Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder
Managing Director | Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director/Secretary | Enlightened Perl Organisation
co-Leader | North West England Perl Mongers
http://www.shadowcat.co.uk | http://www.enlightenedperl.org
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Last modified: 27/10/10 12:59 by Mark Keating (‎mdk‎)

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