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yapc: Yet Another Perl Conference
North America 2003
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.
- April 10: You can reserve a dorm room here!
- April 7: The current schedule has been posted.
- April 7: Authors of accepted talks have been notified via email (or on IRC). There were MANY good talks to choose from. If you did not get a letter of acceptance, you may get one at a later time if a slot needs to be filled. Thank you all.
- April 2: Lodging info is available. We have a great deal provided by DoubleTree Guest Suites, which you can read about.
- March 30: Many fabulous abstracts were submitted! A schedule should be coming soon
- February 20: Registration begins!
- January 9: First Call For Participation announced.
What is YAPC?
YAPC is "yet another Perl conference", with apologies to
The Perl Conference.
This is an inexpensive (US$ 85 for 3 days) conference with its roots in the
Perl Mongers Perl users groups.
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
This year, YAPC will be held at
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA,
hosted by the South Florida Perl Mongers.