[Phoenix-pm] Live from YAPC!

Scott Walters scott at illogics.org
Wed Jun 28 13:43:16 PDT 2006

You MUST view the video of Takesako's YAPC::Asia presentation as performed
by Audrey.  


Think that's Japanese.

Ingy shuffled his slives before giving his talk (actually, as he started his talk) -- 
on purpose.  Half of them are on topic.  Half of them are funny.  All of them are 

Everyone is on the irc.perl.org #yapc channel talking about the presentations as 
they happen/conclude.  Still laptops everywhere.  Someone just got gonged off
stage when they hit their time limit.

Jose sublet out his lightning talk and is giving his friends all 30 seconds to
read their proffered up half arsed technology predictions and it's funny as heck.

Oh, and now it's theater, involving Damian.  And Randal.  


On  0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> Hi Phoenix.PM,
> Wow.  Okay, I knew Randal threw a big party every year.  I didn't know everyone was invited.
> I'm just back from that, about 1:30 am local time.  I blogged whining about not meeting
> people and the talks being boring.  Well, I met a bunch of people and saw some cool
> talks.  Everyone loosens up in the evening but the concentration of 400 programmers in
> one place is intense during the day.  They did an auction and I got a limited edition
> Larry Wall action figure.  Got to ride the train back with Larry Wall.  At one point, 
> we were switching trains and were standing on the platform.  He pulled out a small
> compass of the sphere variety, looked at it, and commented to those in earshot that every
> memory of his is tagged with a direction he was facing, right or wrong.  Met a bunch
> of other interesting people and a bunch of other people of fame, but I'm going to not
> list them because that's silly.  Everyone is extremely easy going.  Have a small clip
> of video I'll try to rip (camcorder, not $10 camera) of Larry Wall being auctioned off
> (for lunch).   Talks are starting to appear on line.  Here are some links to slides
> and such:
> http://pugs.blogs.com/talks/yapcna-deploy-perl6.swf
> http://www.pmichaud.com/2006/pres/yapc-perl6/slide.html
> http://perlcabal.org/~gaal/peek/index.html
> http://www.pmichaud.com/2006/pres/yapc-parsers/slide.html (to become valid some point tomorrow)
> http://blog.bulknews.net/mt/archives/iTunesHacks-YAPCNA.pdf
> http://wgz.org/chromatic/talks/perl_hacks.tar.gz
> http://pugscode.org/talks/oscon05/movies.html
> More are at http://yapcchicago.org/wiki/index.cgi?YAPCSlides but those were my
> favorites (in no particular order).
> The campus is beautiful.  I've had apartments smaller -- and not as nice -- as the SSV
> double dorms.  I could write an essay on just that:  the wrap-around floor to ceiling
> windows, the furniture, large bathroom with shower and toilet a room off of the
> bathroom, curved aircraft like "hull", patios on the top floor for parties that don't
> disturb your neighbors, etc, etc.  IIT is largely an architecture school and they
> walk the walk. Some people complain about the bare cement and metal, but I think
> it fits nicely with the idea of "postmodernism" with the exposed ducts and all that
> that Larry described as a Perlish philosphy in one of his early State of the Onion
> addresses.  And while it lacks some superficial comforts such as carpet (ick), it
> has others, such as breaks in the building with mini gardens so that the rooms on the
> end have a view too, and the top floor patios and commons areas.  The architect
> also eliminated the long-dark-hall syndome.  The main halls house the commons areas,
> main desk on the first floor, elevator landings, etc, and are glass on both sides.
> The halves of the building connected by this hall have an internal, non-day-lit
> hall, but the tunnel effect is offset by the main hall being daylit and open.
> More than anything else, YAPC seems to be one huge retreat for hard core and
> aspring Perl goons, with technical meetings all day long and social meeting
> into the night.  Calling it a con underemphasizes the closeness of the community.
> -scott
> On  0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> > http://slowass.net/~scott/larry_talks_people_listen.jpg
> > 
> > Other animated gif is still uploading.  Sorry.
> > 
> > -scott
> > 
> > On  0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> > > http://slowass.net/~scott/larry_at_yapc.gif
> > > 
> > > If people are interested I'll try to get some better pics.  $10 camera.  Sorry.
> > > There are a hell of a lot of laptops in the audiance.
> > > 
> > > -scott
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