YAPC Call for Participation

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Call for Participation

YAPC North America: First Call for Participation

Yet Another Society
calls for your participation in

YAPC 2004
the Sixth North American
Yet Another Perl Conference


University at Buffalo,
Buffalo, New York

Wednesday through Friday
June 16-18, 2004

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, talking and learning about Perl in Buffalo.

  • Conference pre-registration will be available in mid-February.

Conference registration is still just USD $85.
  • Dorm rooms will be available at the University. When availability is determined, the dorm request information will be on the website and registration form.

  • We are looking for sponsors. Please contact Jim Brandt (cbrandt [at] buffalo [dot] edu) for information on 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:
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 27, 2004

    All topics are welcome. Here is a short list of subjects that might be presented:

    Perl 6, Parrot, XML, CGI/Web, Interprocess Communication (IPC), GUIs (GTk, Tk, Carbon, Cocoa), Natural Language Processing, Interactive Perl, Agents, Perl as Glue, Custom Perl Applications, Object-Oriented Perl, Scientific Applications, Guts, Internals, JAPHs, Perl Poetry, System Administration, DBI/DBD, Non-UNIX Perl, Security, Peer-to-Peer Communication, Perl and Bioinformatics, Apache/mod_perl, Unicode and Perl, i18n/l10n/g11n, Optimizing and Debugging, Extending Perl, Embedding Perl, Your Favorite Topic.

    Please submit your abstracts to <na-author@yapc.org>. (Lightning Talk submissions will be handled separately.) For all other talks, authors are requested to limit their abstracts to 300 words.

    Authors will be notified by April 14 if their abstract is accepted or rejected.

    Speakers have their registration fee waved. If you feel that your paper will be accepted, you do not need to register at this time. If you do register, you will get a refund for your registration at a later date.

  • This year we will accept a number of types of talks:

    • Lightning: 5 minutes

      Lightning talks are brief (5-minute) talks that focus on a single example, idea, project, or technique. Lightning talks do not attempt to cover all aspects of their subject matter, but rather to present one facet of the idea clearly and succinctly.

      To submit a proposal for a lightning talk, go to the lightning talk page.

    • 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: 40 minutes, 85 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. These tutorials tend to cover a wide range to material for a certain aspect of Perl programming. For example, an XML tutorial could cover XML basics, to writing XML, to parsing XML, to practical uses of XML.

    • New! Poster: Make a poster and attend Poster BOF

      A poster presentation is an opportunity to present what you are doing even if you aren't ready to do a lightning talk. Make a poster explaining something interesting you are doing with Perl, and we'll post it in the main conference hallway. We will have an after-hours Birds of a Feather slot scheduled to allow all poster presenters to meet any YAPC attendees with questions.

Conference organizers reserve the right to change the length assigned to a talk, if deemed neccessary. If you want to speak on multiple topics, please submit a seperate proposal for each one. Include the following information with your submission: Name, address, email, biography, proposal title, type of talk, abstract (full description), brief description.

Please submit your abstracts to <na-author@yapc.org>!

If you'd rather not send email, we will have an on-line submission form available soon.

Thank you; we hope you will participate. If you have any questions, please mail <na-help@yapc.org>.

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