Yet Another Society
Call for Participants
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yapc: Yet Another Perl Conference
Call for Participation
Fourth North American YAPC: First Call for Participation
Yet Another Society
calls for your participation in
the Fourth North American
Yet Another Perl Conference
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.
Please join us for three days of listening and talking about
Perl in Saint Louis.
- Conference registration will be available by Feb. 15, 2002.
- Dorm rooms are being researched at the local universities; when
availability is determined, the dorm request information will be on
the website and registration form.
- We are looking for sponsors. Please contact Kevin Lenzo
(firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 <email@example.com>. 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 the speaker has finished.
Any topic is allowed, and some have been fantastically
humourous. Lightning talks are an excellent forum for
Please send your talk title, and an abstract of one to four
The deadline for submissions is the end of Wednesday, June 5, 2002.
Submitters will be notified of acceptance by Sunday, June 15.
For more details, visit:
- 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
- Tutorial: 3 hours + break (possibly in two sets)
Half-day (or possibly full-day) tutorials.
Thank you; we hope you will participate. If you have any questions,
please mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 http://yetanother.org for more