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YAPC::EU 2010 - The Renaissance of Perl




Newsletter #03 2010/04/16 - Here we go

16/04/10 16:35 by peppe

Welcome to the third YAPC::EU::2010 newsletter!


In this issue:

  • Tickets
  • Guests
  • Training Courses
  • F&F Program Survey
  • Trip to Florence
  • New Sponsors
  • Bits and Bolts


After many sleepless nights of intense pondering, we're glad to announce that subscriptions are now open! Wheee! \o/

The conference ticket prices are:

  • Regular fee: 100 EUR
  • Student fee (for full-time students): 40 EUR
  • Corporate fee (invoice available): 250 EUR

All prices include Italian VAT (20%).

As in previous years, speakers (lightning-talk speakers not included) will not have to pay for their ticket, so, if you submitted (or are going to submit) a talk, wait until we announce the accepted talks! :-)

Moreover, the subscriptions for training courses are now open as well! See below for more details about these classes.

You can purchase your conference / training course ticket here: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/purchase . Additional tickets for the Conference Dinner (sponsored by Booking.com) will be available shortly.


Any self-respecting conference has its invited guests. Do you think YAPCs aren't any better? Here you are ours!

  • Damian Conway

    A well-known member of the international Perl community, Damian is a member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a keynote speaker at many Open Source conferences, and author of the books "Object Oriented Perl" and "Perl Best Practices". Most of his time is currently spent working with Larry Wall on the design of the new Perl 6 programming language and producing explanatory documents exploring Larry's design decisions.

  • Allison Randal

    She is the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, and the Chairman of the Parrot Foundation.

  • Dave Rolsky

    A Perl developer since 1999, Dave has created or contributed to dozens of CPAN modules. He is a member of the Moose core development team, and in early 2009 completed a TPF grant to substantially rewrite and expand the Moose documentation. He is also the co-author of "Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason and RT Essentials".

  • Larry Wall

    A good fiddle player... Well, frankly, do we really need to introduce Larry Wall?

Training Courses

As it happened in several YAPC::Europe editions, this year too we're going to host training courses before and after the conference itself. The courses will be run by world class Perl experts, and require a fee to be attended.

Courses are scheduled for August 2, 3 and 7, and are the perfect occasion to improve your Perl knowledge at a reasonable price.

These are the courses we are going to run:

  • Understanding Regular Expressions, by Damian Conway
  • Introducing Modern Perl, by Dave Cross
  • Presentation Aikido, by Damian Conway
  • Introduction to Moose, by Dave Rolsky
  • Catalyst 5.80 Master Class, by Matt S. Trout (Shadowcat Systems Ltd.)
  • WxPerl in Details, by Herbert Breunung
  • Effective Perl Programming, by brian d foy

You can find more information on the training courses page http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/training_courses.html.

Family & Friends Program Survey

We're organizing the Friends & Family program, that is to say some activities for anyone who doesn't want to stay at the conference for three days.

Since we have several options available, be the one who decides by answering the simple survey available here: http://tinyurl.com/yapceu2010-ffsurvey.

Trip to Florence

On Saturday, August 7th (just after the conference), we're arranging a daily trip to Florence -- that's why we didn't include Florence as an option in the F&F program survey. Stay tuned for more info!

New Sponsors

A new Platinum sponsor joined us:

  • Booking.com, that was so generous to fully sponsor the Conference Dinner!

    Booking.com B.V., part of Priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN), owns and operates Booking.com (TM), one of the world's leading online hotel reservations agencies by room nights sold, attracting over 30 million unique visitors each month via the Internet from both leisure and business markets worldwide.

    Established in 1996, Booking.com B.V. guarantees the best prices for any type of property, ranging from small independent hotels to a five star luxury through Booking.com. The Booking.com website is available in 31 languages and offers over 78000 hotels in 76 countries.

We have also a new Silver sponsor:

  • Smart Open Software Srl (SOS), a small software firm located in Rome, Italy. SOS is committed to building the best software products possible (mainly web-based), using solely open standards and technologies. SOS' flagship product is an innovative web-based data-mining and DSS software, mainly targeted at the health-care and the banking sectors. SOS has been in business since 2003.

Last but not least, here's a new Supporter sponsor:

  • $foo Perl Magazin, the first german Perl magazine; published every February, May, August and November (PDF and printed).

Bits and Bolts

We're (slowly) populating our brand new conference website. As you might have noticed, a new "Pisa" menu entry appeared, with useful information about reaching Pisa, moving around, accommodation and so on. Keep an eye on it!

You can do your part as well: being an hotel conference centre, the venue does not close after the conference. It's actually available up to 11pm (!!!), so it's an ideal choice for hackatons and BOF, which are always one of the most interesting parts of a YAPC. Write down your ideas on the conference wiki! http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/wiki?node=Hackatons

The conference wiki http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/wiki is writable by any registered user. Don't be shy, use it!

Our sponsors


  • Booking.Com
  • YAPC::Europe 2009
  • cPanel


  • Shadowcat
  • 123 people
  • Venda
  • Dada


  • YAPC::Europe Foundation
  • Smart Open Software
  • MySQL
  • Exonetric
  • pair Networks


  • GitHub
  • Italpro
  • Geoesse
  • $foo Perl Magazin
  • Lokku
  • Apress
  • No Starch Press
  • O'Reilly Media

Media Partners

  • Linux Magazine


  • Regione Toscana
  • Comune di Pisa