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Thursday September 02, 2010
10:22 AM

Pittsburgh Perl Workshop CFP ends Monday Sept 6

The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop 2010 will be Saturday October 9 and Sunday 10 at the Gates Center at CMU.

Don't miss your chance to speak at this years Workshop. The Call For Papers ends Monday Sept 6.

Submit your talk.
Wednesday April 22, 2009
11:20 PM

Perl Instructors and Trainers: YAPC|10 wants your courses!

Perl Instructors and Trainers: YAPC|10 wants your courses!

For YAPC|10, we are hoping to offer attendees a wide selection of pre- and post-YAPC courses and training opportunities. To that end, we invite all qualified Perl trainers and instructors to respond to our Call for Courses.

If you're a trainer or instructor, take a look because it's a sweet deal. In short, we'll take care of registration, food, and facilities – at cost – so you can focus on delivering great courses and training to your students.

Once you have a talk ready to go, submit your course and you should hear back from an organizer within 72 hours.

Not a professional speaker, but still looking to give a talk during YAPC? No problem, there's still time. Our regular
call for talk proposals is still open.

Tuesday March 24, 2009
03:24 PM

Last day for 10th Anniversary Special for $99.00

Last day for 10th Anniversary Special for $99.00

Saturday March 14, 2009
08:10 PM

Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop 2009 max capacity 70 people.

Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop (PVMW) 2009 is a pre-yapc|10 event to be held June 20-21. FYI we have a maximum capacity of 70 people. If you know you want to attend be sure to sign up and confirm your place.

Sign up by going to
Check "Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop".

Note: You do not have to attend yapc|10 to go to PVMW.

For more information:


12:44 PM

Pricing for YAPC|10 has been announced.

The very first Yet Another Perl Conference was held in '99. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of that event, we are offering a special YAPC|10 admission price of $99 — but only for 10 days! After that, the price goes up to $125. The full pricing schedule is below:

10th Anniversary Special $99 Mar 14--24
Standard pricing $125 Mar 25--May 31
Late registration $150 After May 31

You asked for it, so here it is: corporate pricing. YAPC delivers an incredible amount of conference for an unheard-of low price. YAPC admission prices are so low, however, that in certain corporate environments, you might have a difficult time convincing the powers that be that YAPC is a "real" conference. If you work in such an environment, we offer the following, more seriously priced options, which are otherwise identical to the options above:

Corporate A $1000 Anytime
Corporate B $1500 Anytime
Corporate C $2000 Anytime
Corporate D $2500 Anytime

Friday March 13, 2009
01:24 PM

pre-YAPC|10 and post-YAPC|10 Events

The YAPC|10 organizers are working hard to make this a great YAPC. But we would really like it if the community could help out with pre-YAPC and post-YAPC events.

YAPCs make a great opportunity to be around great perl people. Make the most of it and create a few other interesting events.

Start your event here:

Organizing for the Parrot Virtual Machine Workshop 2009 has already started:

Monday November 10, 2008
06:06 PM

Looking for free SQL Standard documention.

At PPW a hallway track discussion came up about having a test on CPAN that could test database conformance with the various SQL standards.

I am attempting to do some resarch on this and am not finding a good free reference for the SQL standards.

This is what I have found so far but it is not free.

You can kind of think of this as Acid2 for databases.

Friday October 24, 2008
05:17 PM


Just a few notes about the next YAPC::NA.

YAPC is June 22-24 2009 back where it all started at CMU.

If you want to do anything pre or post YAPC please contact the organizers. We can help find you space for hack-a-thons or whaterver you might want to do.

Please join the mailing list to keep up to date with the YAPC details.

If you think your company would want to be a sponsor please contact us sooner rather than later.

Spread the word. The best marketing we have is word of mouth.

Tell us what you want for YAPC. YAPC is very much a community event. We can not make every dream come true but we can try. It can't hurt to ask us for something. Do you want a specific track, speaker or whatever it is maybe we can make it happen.

Sunday October 12, 2008
09:00 PM


The Pittsburgh Perl Workshop is over. Time to get focused on YAPC::NA::2009.

Please join #yapc::na::2009 on and help in the planing.

Friday September 26, 2008
04:54 PM

Pittsburgh Perl Workshop talk schedule

The tentative PPW talk schedule has been posted.

We have great classes, talks, and socializing planned so go ahead already register.