yapc: Yet Another Perl Conference
North America 2001
Wednesday, June 13, 2001 -- Friday, June 15, 2001
July 17 -- Papers and Links pertaining to the talks are up.
June 21 -- Photo galleries, audio archives, and written reports from YAPC::NA 2001 are available here.
June 16 -- YAPC::NA 2001 was an unqualified success. Big thanks
to the sponsors, speakers and attendees that made it happen.
What is YAPC?
While The Perl Conference plays an important role in the Perl community, there are some things that fall through the cracks at such a large, relatively corporate conference. Attendance fees of $1,000 or more are prohibitive, especially to students (though there are deep student discounts); furthermore, the conference is on the West Coast, incurring travel expenses for those in the east, on top of the conference expense. YAPC is driven from the bottom up, organized by and for Perl users -- a grassroots conference.
YAPC began as a smaller, regional version of TPC in the Eastern USA, hosted by Carnegie Mellon University, and has become a series of conferences held in multiple areas of the globe, all aimed at bringing together the Perl community in an accessible manner.
This is the first year that the North American YAPC has been held outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. What better way to start expanding than to cross the largest unprotected border in the world: this year, YAPC will be held at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, hosted by the Montréal Perl Mongers/ Missionaires de Perl de Montréal.
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