1 Feb 2005
The organizers of YAPC::EU::2005 would like you all to know how things are going.
This is report #4 and here are some details:
Manning is sponsoring
Manning will be providing some Perl books to be auctioned, including Object Oriented Perl, by Damian Conway, and Data Munging with Perl, by David Cross.
O'Reilly is sponsoring
O'Reilly will be providing several Perl books to be auctioned, including "Learning Perl Objects, References and Modules", by Randal L. Schwartz, "Games, Diversions & Perl Culture", edited by Jon Orwant and "Perl Cookbook", by Tom Christiansen and Nathan Torkington.
New face for our site
Just in case you haven't noticed, Alberto spent some time with the site, which is now much more user-friendly.
SPAM on our website
The first attempt to spam our site has been splattered... unfortunatelly, our anti-spam system hadn't made a copy of one of the webpages, so we lost its content... (sorry, Mark :-\ )
Alberto has already taken care of shortening the time between backups of the site (the troubles of having a wiki...)
Staying in Braga
A first draft of a list of Hotels in Braga is available at BragaHotels, but there are still lots of details to take care of in this regard (including contacting a couple of them to see if we can get some special prices for the conference)
Moving in Braga
A map of Braga is available at http://braga.yapceurope.org/braga.png (caution, it's a 5 Mb png!!!)
Some more points will be highlighted and a list of them will be made available.
And a final word...
Go to TalkProposals. It's the Talk Proposals page. There are already ten there. If there's one you really like and look forward to, add a comment there, saying so. Or ask a question in the form of a comment, if you feel like. Give the potential speakers some feedback, and us to, as to what matters people would like to see discussed/presented. Thanks.
And if you're thinking of talking, it would be nice if you could add your proposal to the wiki, because that way people can see in advance which talks they might see at the conference, and that might be a very important factor when it comes to deciding whether to go Portugal.
And that's it for now.
If there's anything else you need, the organizers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jose and Alberto