[niederrhein.pm] The Perl Conference in Amsterdam 2017 - Info and first/last Call for Papers

Wendy G.A. van Dijk nl.pm at wendy.org
Do Jul 6 15:57:40 PDT 2017

Dear Perl Mongers,

We are excited to invite you to The Perl Conference in Amsterdam 
(formerly and by many still called YAPC::Europe), organised by our 
team of Perl Mongers from Amsterdam and elsewhere in The Netherlands, 
on 9-11 August 2017.  We are working hard to add more days before and 
after these dates, and will tell you about it in later 
mails.   Please visit the website ( 
http://theperlconference.amsterdam/ ) and register for the conference 
if you haven't done so already ( 
http://theperlconference.amsterdam/how-to-register.html ).

This seems to be the first big email about this conference, and we 
apologize for the omission.  Nevertheless, the word has been spread 
via other media, and we already have 223 registered participants for 
the conference, coming from over 30 countries (see 
http://theperlconference.amsterdam/stats ).  We hope and look forward 
to welcome at least 300 people.

We have received many talk submissions and already have accepted more 
than 60 talks for the conference (see 
http://theperlconference.amsterdam/talks  ) and several awesome 
keynote speakers.  We have enough talks to fill three tracks, and we 
are busy filling a fourth track.  For that, we hope you will submit a 
talk, and please do so after reading this page: 
The latest deadline to submit a talk is Saturday 8 July at 23:59:59 
(CEST/Amsterdam Time), so you still have plenty of time to submit a talk.

We have an excellent venue, which is affordable, big, 
wheelchair-accessible.  It has its own bar (with some excellent 
beers) and restaurant.  Catering has been taken care of, there will 
be food for meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans, and special dietary 
requirements can be catered for too.  There will also be coffee and 
tea breaks, and of course a conference dinner.

As you would expect from me personally, I will fill a booth with a 
lot of nice Perl-items (books, including books about Perl 6, stuffed 
toys, wine, stickers, buttons, and more) and it will be decorated 
with the largest library of Perl books, the Perl camel, and more.  We 
do have several sponsors who will have a booth as well.  Speaking of 
sponsors, we would welcome more sponsors.  If your company, and/or 
you personally, wants to sponsor The Perl Conference in Amsterdam, 
please visit http://theperlconference.amsterdam/sponsoring.html  and 
read about several sponsoring opportunities.

With regards to the name of the conference: YAPC (the abbreviation 
means Yet Another Perl Conference) has been a household name for the 
big European, American, Asian and other conferences about 
Perl.  O'Reilly ( https://www.oreilly.com/ ) organised the very first 
"The Perl Conference" in August 1997 in San Jose, California, and the 
second one in August 1998, again in San Jose.  In 1999, they renamed 
the conference to OSCON (for Open Source Conference), because 
O'Reilly wanted to cover all open source.  The Perl-community 
organised the first YAPC:NA (Yet Another Perl Conference, North 
America) in 1999 in Pittsburgh.  The first YAPC::Europe was in London 
in 2000.  I co-organised the second YAPC::Europe, in 2001, in 
Amsterdam.  OK, now back to the name: lots of Perl-people are 
accustomed to the name YAPC.  But to people who are not so used to 
the lovely acronyms we Perl-people invent, the name :"The Perl 
Conference" is completely self-explanatory.  Ask your boss "Can I 
please go to The Perl Conference" and your boss will understand what 
you mean.  O'Reilly graciously allowed the organisers of the American 
and European conferences about Perl to use the name "The Perl 
Conference", as long as we make clear that O'Reilly is not organising 
the conference.  Well, they are not, and we thank them for allowing 
us to use the name "The Perl Conference in Amsterdam" for the 
European installment of the conference.

Thank you for your attention, and I am hoping to meet you in 
Amsterdam in August.

Kind regards,

Wendy van Dijk
co-organiser The Perl Conference in Amsterdam 2017 aka YAPC::Europe::2017

PS If you receive this message more than once, I do apologize.  I 
have been sending this to several mailing lists.

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