[Fwd: YAPC::NA Second Call For Participants]

Samy Kamkar SKamkar at
Thu Apr 25 13:41:16 CDT 2002

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 10:01:55 -0500
From: Sarah Burcham <sarah at>
Subject: YAPC::NA Second Call For Participants

         Fourth North American YAPC: Second Call for Participation

                          Yet Another Society
                   calls for your participation in

                               YAPC 2002
                       the Fourth North American
                     Yet Another Perl Conference


                           Washington University,
                           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.  All three Perl Development
Grant recipients will be present: Larry Wall, Damian Conway, and Dan
Sugalski as well as Nathan Torkington, Mark-Jason Dominus, and Abigail.
Come and meet the people who develop and develop with Perl.

Please join us for three days of listening and talking about Perl in
Saint Louis.

* Conference registration is NOW OPEN at:


   Conference registration cost: USD$85

* Dorm rooms are available!!!  They are $USD25 per person for a double
   room and $50 for a single.  Rooms are air conditioned and will have
   net access.  The dorm rooms are not on the Washington University campus
   but shuttles will be running.  Online dorm registration is not yet
   available, but you can email sarah+yapcdorms at with the
   dates you are interested in, your roommate, or if you would like for
   us to pair you with a roommate.  An email will go out later to inform
   you of online dorm registration and billing.

* We are looking for sponsors. Please contact Kevin Lenzo
   (lenzo at 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
be presented:

     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 <na-author at>. See Lightning
Talk submission instructions below.  For all other talks, authors
are requested to limit their abstracts to 300 words.

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.

     Please send your talk title, and an abstract of one to four
     sentences, to:

     mjd-yapc-lt-2002+ at

     The deadline for submissions is the end of Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
     Submitters will be notified of acceptance by Sunday, June 15.
     Visit for more details.

   * 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 <na-author at>!


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 for more information.

Samy Kamkar Pezeshkian -- cp5 at / /

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