[Cam-pm] London Perl Workshop 2010 (fwd)
lucifer at chiark.greenend.org.uk
lucifer at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Tue Sep 14 14:00:47 PDT 2010
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Message-ID: <4C8E45D0.40500 at shadowcat.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:40:00 +0100
From: Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>
To: London Announce <london.pm-announce at london.pm.org>
Subject: [ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2010
It is my pleasure and joy to announce the London Perl Workshop for 2010.
*When and Where:*
The London Perl Workshop will once again be held at the University of
London's Cavendish Campus on Saturday 4th December 2010. I would like to
thank Sean Tohill at the University for all of his efforts in securing us
This years theme is Perl Flavours. We would like to accept talks and
workshops that centre around the notion of a variety of Perl languages and
implementations such as Camelia, Rakudo and Raptor. As always speakers can
submit talks on any subject, but talks that focus on our theme will be given
a higher priority during any selection process.
The website will be live very soon on
In addition to the fun of submitting a talk, one of the speakers, submitting
a talk of 40 minutes, may be selected to give this years Keynote speech. To
add a little excitement the talk that best fits this years theme
(potentially given by a known experienced speaker, but that is not a
condition) will be chosen for the honoured place as the keynote. If you have
any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to ask.
As always we would appreciate a number of volunteers to help with a variety
of tasks during the day. If you think you can help and would like to be one
of these brave souls then please let Mark know as soon as possible. Some of
the volunteers will be needed for:
/*Setting up:*/ Making sure the venue is set up in the early morning (around
8-8.30) and helping with the placing of signs, tables, and the arrangment of
sponsorship items and registration.
/*Talks:*/ A volunteer is needed in each room to time the talk and hold up
an appropriate sign warning the speaker of how long they have left, this can
be composed from a list of people who are definitely attending a talk (as
opposed to an all day volunteer) once the schedule goes up. An alternate
idea is to get the speakers in each room to nominate a member of the
audience as the "timer" - this will be used if people believe it is the best
/*Video:*/ There will be video cameras in each of the lecture halls and
suitable volunteers are needed to control the cameras, make sure the talks
are recorded and give harsh looks to anyone making a noise near the cameras
microphone (the use of non-harmful projectile weaponry is being considered
This year we will be asking all presenters to provide their slides as:
Presentation (Open Office or Keynote)
Bitmap image, jpeg, gif png etc.
Video format (mpeg etc., - must be timed to fit the presentation though!)
Slides will be added to the video of the speakers in post production to
provide the best possible experience. Once again contact mdk if you have any
questions or queries.
All speakers will be asked to sign a Creative Commons Licence for the usage
of their presentations. This usage will simply be to promote the conference,
Perl community and the Perl language, the videos will be available on sites
such as PresentingPerl.org and if possible YAPC.tv.
As with each year the London Perl Workshop aims to be a 'free' event for
those people who attend it. With that in mind we seek each year for a range
of sponsors to help support us. If you work for a company that is using Perl
who you believe would benefit from the exposure they would gain from being a
sponsor of this event then please contact Mark immediately.
We are looking for new sponsors each year and new ways in which to enhance
their profile and further our event. So please do not hesitate to contact us
with a sponsorship idea.
As always a group of sponsors have already come forward to set up the
"sponsored 'free' beer" at the after-venue event. We will let you know of
the details in a future email.
Each year there is a spur to find cheap rooms in London and with some it is
a matter of being given a spare bed/sofa from the local Mongers living in
and around London. If you have a spare bed or can put up a fellow Perler for
a couple of nights around the conference place yourself on the wiki once it
is launched and lets see if we can lessen the cost and broaden the uptake
for our conference. If you are looking to try and get to the conference and
the barrier is accommodation place your name on the same page and we can
hope that someone will offer you a place to rest your weary head.
Please forward this mail to any appropriate list that it does not appear on.
As always any communication concerning the workshop can be sent to Mark
Your cooperation and participation is, as always, greatly appreciated.
-- Mark Keating BA (Hons) | Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder
Managing Director | Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director/Secretary | Enlightened Perl Organisation
co-Leader | North West England Perl Mongers
http://www.shadowcat.co.uk | http://www.enlightenedperl.org
http://northwestengland.pm.org | http://linkedin.com/in/markkeating
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