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12 Jan 2005

Greetings :-)

The organizers of YAPC::EU::2005 would like you all to know how things are going.

This is report #2 and here are some details:

DIUM is sponsoring

Thanks to the department of Informatics of the University of Minho, the rooms have been booked at a reasonable price.

Morgan Kaufman is sponsoring

There will be a signed copy of Higher Order Perl, by Mark Dominus, available at the auction.

Apress is sponsoring

There will be a copy of Perls of Wisdom, by Randal Schwartz, and one of Writing Perl modules for the CPAN, by Sam Tregar, available at the auction.

We have a logo

We have a logo (see next item).

We have a webpage

We have a webpage (where you can see our logo): It still lacks some information, but that will be taken care of shortly.

First CFP

The first Call for Papers is on its way (and has been sent to the list). You can find a copy at CallForPapers

Cheaper flights

Five companies, including Ryan Air, now fly to/from OPO (the nearest airport to Braga). Ryan Air, for instance, might be an alternative to get to Portugal coming from London. This means that lots of people will now have the opportunity of getting to Braga much cheaper.

Moving in Portugal won't be hard

There's a lot of things going on. One of them is the creation of a page (to be put on our website) with helpfull information (including pictures) on how to get from the OPO airport to the city of Braga. As long as we don't lose our volunteers, there will also be teams on key points, waiting for you to give you more information you might need.

And that's it for now. Contacts with the big sponsors still haven't finished, but so far everything looks good.

If there's anything else you need (say, informations about a surf school, how to get from another airport to Braga, etc), the organizers can be reached at

Kind regards,

Jose and Alberto

PS: Yes, somebody asked about surf schools :) And yes, he received all the information he needed :)

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