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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
the Fourth North American
Yet Another Perl Conference
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
* 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
(email@example.com) 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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.com>!
Yet Another Society is a non-profit organization for the advancement
of collaborative efforts in computer and information sciences. YAS
promotes symposia, teaching, and group projects. See
http://yetanother.org for more information.
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