Sapo is one of the major Portuguese ISP's, and if there's something greater than this PT company, it's surely their generosity. They've been the most extremely nice people from the very start of this sponsoring process. Sapo has a very strong Perl team, and is currently hiring more people to strenghten their ranks. They'll inclusively be hiring during YAPC.
Fotango has blessed us again (I believe we're now a hash of hashes or something). They sponsored YAPC::EU in 2002, and have been doing it ever since. Fotango is a Canon company with a team where Perl expertise abounds. It is most likely that some Fotango'ers will be speaking at YAPC::EU::2005.
log is an Open Source consultancy company based in Lisbon. They've been accompanying and incentivating the process from its very start, and we have much to thank them. log works with several Open Source technologies, but it is with Perl that it excels.
Thanks to the generosity of Outcome Technologies, we'll be able to provide you with yet another surprise for YAPC::EU::2005.
Eurotux is sponsoring, which makes it a bit easier for us organizing this whole thing. Eurotux is a Portuguese company with offices in Braga and a team that has has Perl as a religion. Their sponsorship will allow for a couple of special things more to happen during the conference.
Novis, a Portuguese ISP, is sponsoring YAPC, and it's thanks to Novis that there will be at least one bus doing the route from Hotel Turismo to the venue and back again everyday (attendees staying in other hotels can use this bus too, it's just departing from that hotel). The schedules for these buses will be announced soon.
We're are very grateful to Novis for this, and I'm sure the attendees will be too, when they see how far they'd have to walk to get to the venue O:-)
Delta, a coffee company, is sponsoring, which means... free coffee at the conference! Hurrah!
Thank you, Delta, for keeping us awake.
O'Reilly will be providing several Perl books to be auctioned: Perl Pocket Reference, by Johan Vromans, Games, Diversions & Perl Culture, edited by Jon Orwant, Perl Graphics Programming, by Shawn Wallace, Embedding Perl in HTML with Mason, by Dave Rolsky and Ken Williams, Regular Expression Pocket Reference, by Tony Stubblebine, Practical mod_perl, by By Stas Bekman and Eric Cholet, Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules, by Randal L. Schwartz, with Tom Phoenix, Perl Cookbook, by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington, Perl Debugger Pocket Reference, by Richard Foley, Perl Template Toolkit, by Darren Chamberlain, David Cross and Andy Wardley, Perl CD Bookshelf, Version 4.0, Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials, by Allison Randal, Dan Sugalski and Leopold Tötsch, Learning Perl, by Randal L. Schwartz and Tom Phoenix, Perl & LWP, by Sean M. Burke, Perl & XML, by Erik T. Ray and Jason McIntosh, XML Publishing with AxKit by Kip Hampton and five copies of Programming Perl, by Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen and Jon Orwant.
O'Reilly will be providing some more Perl books: Advanced Perl Programming 2e by Simon Cozens, Learning Perl 4e by Randal L. Schwartz, Tom Phoenix and brian d foy, Perl Best Practices by Damian Conway and Perl Testing by Ian Langworth and chromatic
Manning will be providing some Perl books to be auctioned: Object Oriented Perl, by Damian Conway, Data Munging with Perl, by David Cross and Extending and Embedding Perl, by Tim Jenness and Simon Cozens.
Apress will be providing some Perl books to be auctioned: Perls of Wisdom, by Randal L. Schwartz, Writing Perl Modules for CPAN, by Sam Tregar, Perl 6 Now: The Core Ideas Illustrated with Perl 5, by Scott Walters, Pro Perl Debugging, by Richard Foley and Andy Lester and Pro Perl, by Peter Wainwright
Pearson Education and BragaBooks will be providing two Perl books to be auctioned: Effective Perl Programming by Joseph Hall and Randal Schwartz and Perl Medic by Peter Scott.