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YAPC::NA Call for Participation (fwd)

[ This is *very* good news for all you who are at all interested in Perl... ]

        Fourth North American YAPC: First Call for Participation

                         Yet Another Society
                  calls for your participation in

                              YAPC 2002
                      the Fourth North American
                    Yet Another Perl Conference


                          Washington University,
                          Saint Louis, Missouri

                       Wednesday through Friday
                           June 26-28, 2002

YAPC is a place for people to meet and talk about Perl -- where people
who've done interesting things, people who are working on the language
itself, people who are using it daily, and people who are looking to
learn about it are all within arm's reach. Some of the great authors
and coders in the field will be on hand to discuss their work, as well
as the nature and direction of Perl itself.

Please join us for three days of listening and talking about Perl in
Saint Louis.

* Conference registration will be available by Feb. 15, 2002 at 

* Dorm rooms are being researched at the local universities; when
  availability is determined, the dorm request information will be on
  the website and registration form.
  Registration Cost: USD$85

* We are looking for sponsors. Please contact Kevin Lenzo
  (lenzo@yapc.org) for information about how you can help support the
  Yet Another society and YAPC. Much of the necessary funding for YAPC
  comes from the generous donations of our sponsors.

* Submitted papers: 
                    Submission Deadline: May 1, 2002 

All topics are welcome. Here is a short list of subjects that might
be presented:

    Perl 6, Parrot, XML, CGI/Web, Interprocess Communication,
    GUIs (GTk, Tk), Natural Language Processing, Interactive Perl,
    Agents, Perl as Glue, Object-Oriented Perl, Scientific Applications,
    Guts, Internals, JAPHs, Perl Poetry, System Administration, DBI/DBD,
    Non-UNIX Perl, Security, Peer-to-Peer Communication, Your Favourite

Please submit your abstracts to <na-author@yapc.org>. Authors are
requested to limit their abstracts to one or two paragraphs for
Lightning Talks, and to 300 words for other talks.

This year we will accept a number of types of talks: 

  * Lightning: 5 minutes 

    The lightning talks were instigated by Mark-Jason Dominus two
    years ago in Pittsburgh, and were replicated with great success
    at the European YAPC in London.

    Participants speak for no more than five minutes, with the use 
    of conventional transparencies. Any use of data projector, etc, 
    is discouraged, but allowed as long as the five minute time limit 
    is maintained (set-up will be done as the clock ticks). The talk 
    ends at the five-minute mark, regardless of whether or not the 
    speaker has finished.

    Any topic is allowed, and some have been fantastically humourous. 
    Lightning talks are an excellent forum for first-time speakers.

  * Standard: 20 minutes 

    A 'standard' talk is the preferred format. This is enough time 
    to start a topic, introduce it with some pithy slides, and open 
    up to later conversation.

  * Long and Extra-Long: 45 minutes, 90 minutes 

    Long talks are reserved for experienced speakers covering large
    topics. If you have an in-depth topic you would like to present 
    in some detail, perhaps with considerable discussion, a Long or
    Extra-Long talk may be the format of choice.

  * Tutorial: 3 hours + break (possibly in two sets) 

    Half-day (or possibly full-day) tutorials. 

Please submit your abstracts to <na-author@yapc.org>! 


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of collaborative efforts in computer and information sciences.  YAS
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