[Pdx-pm] Open Source Bridge Conference -- early bird discount and CFP

Igal Koshevoy igal at pragmaticraft.com
Wed Apr 1 09:18:58 PDT 2009

J. Shirley wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:44 AM, Igal Koshevoy <igal at pragmaticraft.com
> <mailto:igal at pragmaticraft.com>> wrote:
>     FYI: The Open Source Bridge Conference proposal deadline has been
>     extended till the end of April 10th. Although we already have
>     plenty of
>     talks, we'd be glad to get some more.
>     # from J. Shirley
>     > I'd like to get it out of the echo chamber and show non-Perl hackers
>     > how powerful of a tool it is, but it seems that a lot of these talks
>     > (at least at OSCON) end up being filled with Perl People.
>     Open Source Bridge is language-neutral, so if you can craft a
>     compelling
>     proposal, you'll be able to spread your message outside the Perl
>     community.
>     # from J. Shirley
>     > The option I'm leaning towards is a sort of bait'n'switch: "Using
>     > RESTful techniques and YUI".  It will just happen to use Catalyst
>     > as the medium.
>     It's okay to use Catalyst as a background for a YUI-focused talk, but
>     it's not okay trick people into a YUI talk where you focus on Catalyst
>     instead.
>     If you're proud of Catalyst and Perl and want to show people what they
>     can do, just say so and focus your talk on how these work, how they're
>     used, and in which niches they excel.
> I really wasn't trying to trick people, and sorry if I gave that
> impression.  The intent was to show the power of REST and YUI, and
> people would see just how little Catalyst/Perl code is there and be
> impressed that way.  A Perl knowledge optional talk, of sorts.
> Such an abstract would be, "Do more with less code, by combining two
> fantastic toolkits (Catalyst and YUI) and PhD approved REST techniques
> you can have robust and well built applications that deliver a great
> user experience and still operate from the command line."
> Sorry for the poor verbiage on my part, that was definitely not my intent!
Thanks for clarifying. I was pretty sure you had the right idea in mind,
but had to make sure that I checked for the sake of the conference's
well-being. :)

The abstract you've suggested sounds appealing, I look forward to seeing
the completed proposal.


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