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YAPC::EU::2010 Newsletter #06 2010/07/13 - *Don't panic!*

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

Less than one month to YAPC::EU!

In this issue:

  • Sad announcement
  • Talks Schedule Available
  • Attendees Dinner
  • Internet Connection
  • Send-A-Newbie program
  • Trip to Florence
  • New Sponsors
  • Stats
  • Training courses status update
  • Friends & Family Program: status update

Sad announcement
We regret to announce that Damian Conway will not be able to attend
YAPC::Europe 2010 due to a death in his family. The Organizers would
like to express our deepest condolences to him.

This also means that his keynote, talks and training courses are

  1. We're contacting everyone who was already subscribed to his

courses to settle their refunds, and the set of accepted talks will
certainly be changed.

Our thoughts are with Damian in these sorrowful moments.

Talks Schedule Available
The title says it all. :-)

You can see the complete schedule here

Attendees Dinner
Do you want to bring friends and relatives to the YAPC Attendees Dinner?
We're glad to announce that now you can! Just go to the purchase page
(<http://conferences.yapceurope.org/ye2010/purchase>) and buy additional
tickets for the dinner.

Please notice that a dinner ticket is already included in your
conference ticket; therefore you don't need to buy one for yourself,
only for other people you want to bring. Moreover, (non-lightning talk)
speakers already have their conference ticket fee waived.

The dinner is scheduled on August, 4th 2010. Yes, it's at the end of the
very first day of YAPC::Europe. We believe that placing social events as
early as possible will help people "break the ice" with other attendees,
thus allowing them to enjoy the subsequent days even more.

We'll publish more news about the dinner soon. In the meanwhile, we have
to ask you a little favour: since Act doesn't manage your dietary
habits, could you please fill in this simple survey
<http://tinyurl.com/yapceu2010-dinner-survey> ? This will greatly help
us in organizing the dinner.

Thank you very much!

Internet Connection
A good, fast and reliable Internet connection is a must at every IT

  1. We've just signed the contract with our technical partner,

which will provide a solid 30Mbit/s downlink/uplink (15Mbps/s MCR) Wi-Fi
connection during YAPC::Europe! We think it's enough to allow everyone
to surf the web, check email, tweet, ssh and so on.

As every good tale, this one has some drawbacks as well. The main issue
we have as of now is that we require you to have a working mobile phone,
at least capable of receiving SMS from Italy.

This is the plan:

  • in your attendee bag you'll find a scratchcard with a secret code;
  • you submit both the code and your mobile number through our Captive
  • you receive an SMS with a username/password pair;
  • you submit these data through our Captive Portal. Done!

If you won't have a working mobile phone, mail us
<mailto:yapc-info@perl.it> and we'll arrange a plan B. Of course we're
going to put all these information in every Attendee's Guide ;-)

Send-A-Newbie program
Every year the Send-a-Newbie program
<http://www.send-a-newbie.enlightenedperl.org/> helps people to attend

  1. The program is aimed to those who have never been to a YAPC

before, are unable to do so by their own means and are somehow involved
in the Perl community.

We're glad to announce that even this year some people are going to
benefit from the Send-a-Newbie program. :-)

We'll announce their names soon; in the meanwhile, please consider
donating to the Send-a-Newbie program
<http://www.send-a-newbie.enlightenedperl.org/donations.html>, thus
encouraging new participation at conferences!

Trip to Florence
As we promised you, we're arranging an one-day trip to Florence on
Saturday, August 7th (just after the conference).

We've written down some information in the conference wiki
<http://www.yapceurope.org/2010/wiki?node=FlorenceOnSaturday>. The main
attraction for many people will be the Uffizi gallery
<http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/english/musei/uffizi/>, scheduled for the
early afternoon (starting around 15:00-15:30).

For those of you who are brave enough to wake up early in the morning,
we've also put some info about other tourist attractions. We'll then go
to lunch in a typical restaurant, and after that visit the Uffizi.

An important advice: we recommend to buy your tickets for the Uffizi
gallery well in advance (the sooner the better). We're actually thinking
about buying some (15?) in advance, allocating for people who want to
come, but we're unsure about how many of you will join us to Florence.
If you're really interested, can you please send us an email
<mailto:yapc-info@perl.it> or tweet @yapceu2010
<http://twitter.com/yapceu2010> within 24h? Of course, you can always
buy tickets on your own :-)

New Sponsors
After Booking.com, YAPC::Europe::2009, cPanel, Shadowcat Systems Ltd.,
123people, YAPC::Europe Foundation, Smart Open Software, pair Networks,
Github, Italpro, Geoesse, $foo Perl Magazin, Lokku, Apress, No Starch
Press, O'Reilly Media and NET-A-PORTER.COM, please welcome our new
Silver Sponsors:

  • MySQL <http://www.mysql.com/> is the world's most popular open
source database software, with over 100 million copies of its
software downloaded or distributed throughout it's history.
Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations use
MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites,
critical business systems, and packaged software — including
industry leaders such as Yahoo!, Alcatel-Lucent, Google, Nokia,
YouTube, Wikipedia, and Booking.com.
The flagship MySQL offering is MySQL Enterprise, a comprehensive set
of production-tested software, proactive monitoring tools, and
premium support services available in an affordable annual
MySQL is a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl /
Python), the fast-growing open source enterprise software stack.
More and more companies are using LAMP as an alternative to
expensive proprietary software stacks because of its lower cost and
freedom from platform lock-in.
  • Dada (dada.dada.net), listed on the MTA market in the STAR (DA.MI)
segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, is an international leader in
Digital Music, Entertainment and on-line Gaming services via web and
mobile, as well as in Domain, Hosting and advanced online
Advertising solutions. More than 600 highly skilled professional
currently work in Dada among its offices in Florence, Milan,
Bergamo, New York, Barcelona, Paris, London, Worcester, Rio Janeiro.


  • 22 days till YAPC::Europe 2010
  • 255 registered people
  • 151 committed users
  • 71 accepted talks
  • 16 lightning talks
  • 59 (non lightning) speakers
  • 53 as in FIFTY-THREE hours of talks

Training courses status update
Some updates on our training courses attendance:

  • Introducing Modern Perl, by Dave Cross: 6 attendees
  • Introduction to Moose, by Dave Rolsky: 7 attendees
  • Catalyst 5.80 Master Class, by Matt S. Trout (Shadowcat Systems
    1. ): 1 attendee (2 more are coming...)
  • WxPerl in Details, by Herbert Breunung: 2 attendees
  • Effective Perl Programming, by brian d foy: 3 attendees
  • Perl 6 for Programmers, by Gabor Szabo: 1 attendee

As you can see, we still have lots of room for any course. :-)

You can purchase your ticket here:

Friends & Family Program: status update
Some updates on our Friends & Family Program:

  • Pisa - August 4th: 2 participants
  • Siena and San Gimignano - August 5th: 6 participants
  • Pasta factory - August 6th: 1 participant

Places are still available for all the activities. You can book your
tickets on the ticket purchase page

YAPC::Europe 2010



Twitter: <http://twitter.com/yapceu2010>

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