Fwd: London Perl Workshop: 10th September Announcement

Colin Bradford cjbradford at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 08:40:31 PDT 2012

The date of the London Perl Workshop has been announced.  I've been to
a couple of these now, and I'd thoroughly recommend them.



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From: Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>
Date: 10 September 2012 11:06
Subject: London Perl Workshop: 10th September Announcement
To: London Announce <london.pm-announce at london.pm.org>, "London.pm
M[ou]ngers" <london.pm at london.pm.org>

The day of this year's London Perl Workshop (the United Kingdom's Perl
Workshop) is fast approaching. It will be held on:

Saturday 24th November 2012
University of Westminster
Cavendish Square Campus

Now is the time to register for the event and sign up to hold a
presentation or a workshop on a subject related to our theme which is
'25 Years of Perl' - this should give you a lot of scope to work with.

Last year we had a bumper event with a wide number of attendees and I
am hoping we can replicate that this year, but it needs you to help
out. Please forward this email and discuss the event now.

As always the event is free, we have a number of sponsors who will be
paying for the venue, coffe and cakes, food and even Beer. Mike
Whitaker will be hosting a Job Faire and a number of sponsors will be
interviewing and promoting at the event.


The London Perl Workshop is a free one-day conference in central
London, UK. LPW is the UK's Premier Perl Event and so is also known as
the United Kingdom Perl Workshop (UKPW). In 2012

If you would like to come then please log in on the site and click
that you will attend, this is an important step for us and our
sponsors so we can judge numbers for the events and activities. If you
are not already registered with Act you can do so on this site, it is
free and easy to do. If you have attended a Perl event recently, with
the exception of YAPC::NA::2012 who maintain their own database, you
will probably already have a login with Act, otherwise you will need
to create a new user first. You can do this by using the links in the
navigation menu on the website which will soon be live

If you would like to speak then please submit your talk on the website
as soon as possible - the earlier you submit, the better for the
organisation of the event. If you want to check on specific
requirements or have an idea for a type of talk or event then please
contact the organisers.

The theme for the London Perl Workshop will be 25 Years of Perl, and
will focus on the manner in which Perl is used in the commercial world
and the strength of Perl for development in an enterprise environment;
we would also like to see talks on the usage of Perl in the past 25
years and the evolution of the environment. You can use any aspect of
Perl such as Camelia, Rakudo, Raptor, etc. Speakers are invited to
talk on any subject that relates to this theme, though we will also
accept talks on other subjects.

This year we hope to have access to three workshop rooms and would
like to run as many workshops as possible to introduce new users to
the world of Perl and to refresh the skills of those wishing to engage
with the latest developments in the Perl world. If you wish to submit
a workshop please use the same submission form as the talks, please
note that workshops will typically be 60, 120 or 240 minutes in

Proposal Deadline: Friday 19 October 2012
Speaker Notification: Monday 22 October 2012

There will be further announcements detailing the launch of the
website, at which point the call for papers, login and further event
details will be open.

Each year we are required to fund the conference rooms, lecture
theatres and workshop rooms, as well as arrange and cover the costs
for many other activities normally associated with the London Perl
Workshop such as the famous sponsored beer after the conference. We
will once again be hosted by the Department of Electronic,
Communication and Software Engineering who have secured us a generous
discount on the normal university room rates and who will hopefully
play a greater part in the event this year with activities that
coincide with the workshop.

If you wish to sponsor the event we have several basic packages
(others packages may be tailored to your specific needs), please
forward this to all sponsors or persons you feel would be willing to
help sponsor this event:

All Sponsors (minimum sponsorship £250) will receive:
* A page on the wiki;
* Their logo on the website and in all related marketing;
* A write-up by Mark in all advertising and related promotion;
* A page in the Conference Booklet (A5);
* Their logo in the back of the conference booklet;
* Their logo on the Conference banner;

If you wish to sponsor less than the "minimum" sponsorship we can
discuss an appropriate package to suit your sponsorship. My intention
is to begin promoting the event as soon as possible to maximise the
exposure of the conference and of our sponsors. Further sponsorship
packages and custom sponsorship is available, please contact Mark for
more information.

We will also accept small donations from the community and more
information on this will follow in a later release.

Organisational contact: Mark at m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk

Please email this text to any list you find appropriate.


Mark Keating BA (Hons), Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
Managing Director: http://www.shadow.cat
For more that I do visit: http://www.mdk.me

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