25 May 2005
The organizers of YAPC::EU::2005 would like you all to know how things are going.
This is report #9 and here are some details:
Registration is open and you can pay
You can now registrate for the conference at http://conferences.yapceurope.org/2005
Speakers (but not lightning speakers) won't have to pay, so if you still don't know whether you'll be speaking, you don't have to pay just now. Still, you can already register. Do it.
Speaking of speakers...
We've started to go through the talks and accepting some. We hope to have the process concluded sometime next week, but we're still not sure that will be possible (jobs and all that).
In the mean time, you can take a peek at the already accepted talks, at http://conferences.yapceurope.org/2005/talks
Mind you, not all of the speakers with accepted talks have confirmed their coming yet, so it is possible that somebody listed there ends up not showing up. Anyway, everything should be settled by the time we create the schedule.
If you submitted a talk or more, know that you should receive an email for each submitted talk until June 19th or the moment we announce that we've finished looking at all talks. If, by then, you still haven't received an email regarding one of your talks, you should contact us and say so.
Book your hotel room
Please book your hotel room as soon as possible (just to prevent surprises).
Remember, you can find all the information we have regarding hotels at http://braga.yapceurope.org/index.cgi?BragaHotels (and some information on Camping at http://braga.yapceurope.org/index.cgi?Camping)
One more hotel with special prices
In the odd chance that you forget to book your hotel room soon enough and that you find yourself without one, here's yet another hotel with special prices for the conference: Albergaria da Sé.
This is not one of the "designated hotels", though.
We've added it to the Hotels page, at http://braga.yapceurope.org/index.cgi?BragaHotels
A couple of statistics
For those interested (information taken straight out of Act):
"There are 94 registered people coming from 18 countries and 26 monger groups. There are 35 committed users, that is to say, people that either paid their conference ticket or will give a talk."
I don't know about you, but considering there's still over three months to the conference, having almost 100 people registered (not all have paid yet, of course) looks pretty good :-)
Come on, come on, who's going to be the 100th atendee? :-D
Let's see how this evolves.
Behind the scenes action:
And that's it for now.
As always, the organizers can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org