yapc: Yet Another Perl Conference

North America 2005

Monday - Wednesday, June 27-29
89 Chestnut Street
University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Breaking News

  • June 5, 2005: The official Wiki is open.
  • April 28, 2005: The conference schedule is released! Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • April 18, 2005: Today is the deadline of the call-for-papers!
  • April 7, 2005: Detailed accommodations information now online!
  • March 18, 2005: Conference registration is now open!
  • January 23, 2005: The call-for-papers (e.g. for speakers) has been announced!
  • January 23, 2005: Date of the conference has been revised to Mon-Wed June 27-29, 2005 (from Wed-Fri 22-24 June 2005) to take into account venue availability
  • November 5, 2004: More details published -- see items in the menu on the side of this page. Thanks to Kevin Krinke for his help with this!
  • September 22, 2004: YAPC::NA::2005 city has been chosen -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What is YAPC?

YAPC is "yet another Perl conference", with apologies to YAPC logo 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 accessible manner.

This coming year, 2005, YAPC North America will be held at 89 Chestnut Street, University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada hosted by the Toronto Perl Mongers.


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