Perl Generations
The Studio
13th-17th August 2018

About The Perl Conference

The Perl Conference - which in the Perl community is usually referred to as Yet Another Perl Conference Europe (YAPC::EU) - is the annual meeting of Perl Mongers, developers, administrators, technical managers and interested parties in Europe. In 2018 the European Perl Conference will be held at The Studio in Glasgow between 13th-17th August.

YAPC started off as a series of grassroots user meetings, with discussions among Perl Mongers, and has grown from there. The very first OSCON grew out of the original Perl Conference. The focus is on enjoying the ideas of others, discovering new concepts, and feeling the enthusiasm of fellow programmers. Although our conference is devoted primarily to the Perl 5 and Perl 6 programming languages we appreciate and value discussions and submissions from other languages and technical disciplines.

Perl Generations

Deadline for talk proposals: Saturday, 30th June

The theme of this year comes from Perl having been in the public domain for thirty years and 2018 is the thirty-first year, marking a second generation . So what do we want to show from the first generation and first thirty years? What do the next thirty years of Perl look like? We invite you to think on this as you submit your talks but do not feel constrained by the theme.

The Perl Conference is an open and welcoming community event and as such we welcome submission on any subject. Do not feel imprisoned by a particular language. We welcome talks on other languages and technical matters relating to programming and software development, we also welcome community and infrastructure talks.

The call for workshops has closed and we have secured our speakers and events. The call for talks (short, long and lightning) is still open until 30th June so go and submit a talk proposal now. The organisers have been accepting talks throughout the year and will continue to do so.

To submit your talk you can do it here

Planning your attendance

The conference will be held over five days between 13-17th August 2018 at The Studio located at 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE, in the centre of Glasgow. The first two days will be taken up with workshops and training (detailed below) and then 3 days of the main conference.

The Perl Conference is a volunteer run event which means we rely on you to help boost the collective experience. Please make sure to add details to the wiki of when you are arriving and departing and staying (though only if you wish to and you can alter and remove this data at any time)

If you want to help out at this year’s event then please don’t hesitate to contact Mark or Rick as soon as possible (we are always looking for help). We would particularly love people who have some spare time to help us with promoting the event (including social media management and outreach) and in organising talks and proposals and liaising with speakers.

The wiki also contains details of BoF sessions and some of the talks alongside a growing collection of helpful advice of:

Please note that there is a major sporting event the week before the conference and an International Band Festival following so hotels in the centre of Glasgow are starting to fill up. However there are a large number of surrounding regions that are all within a short rail or bus journey. Glasgow has an extensive public transport system so check out the timetables and routes. If you are a keen camper the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond at 30 minutes away by car or 45 minutes by train and metro.

Watch this space for updates, or check the feed.

Latest News

12/06/18 Newsletter Digest

TPCiG (YAPC::EU::2018) Newsletter #1

Welcome to the first newsletter as we countdown to the Perl Conference in Glasgow 2018 View here. It is only 11 weeks until the conference begins so if you are late in submitting a talk, booking a hotel, arranging travel or securing your conference ticket then it is probably time to do that.

ABOUT

The conference will be held over five days between 13-17th August 2018 at the Studio in the centre of Glasgow View here. The first two days will be taken up with workshops and training (detailed below) and then 3 days of the main conference.

The call for workshops has closed and we have secured our speakers and events. The call for talks (short, long and lightning) is still open until 30th June so go and submit a talk proposal now. The organisers have been accepting talks throughout the year and will continue to do so View here.

The Perl Conference is a volunteer run event which means we rely on you to help boost the collective experience. Please make sure to add details to the wiki of when you are arriving and departing and staying (though only if you wish to and you can alter and remove this data at any time) View here.

If you want to help out at this year’s event then please don’t hesitate to contact Mark or Rick as soon as possible (we are always looking for help). We would particularly love people who have some spare time to help us with promoting the event (including social media management and outreach) and in organising talks and proposals and liaising with speakers.

The wiki also contains details of BoF sessions and some of the talks alongside a growing collection of helpful advice of:

* places to stay View here;

* travel View here

* tourism View here.

Please note that there is a major sporting event the week before the conference and an International Band Festival following so hotels in the centre of Glasgow are starting to fill up. However there are a large number of surrounding regions that are all within a short rail or bus journey. Glasgow has an extensive public transport system so check out the timetables and routes. If you are a keen camper the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond at 30 minutes away by car or 45 minutes by train and metro.

KEYNOTE

Our first keynote speaker was announced as Ruth Holloway (GeekRuthie) In her presentations, Ruth Holloway shows you her own life and heart with humor and passion. With thirty years of experience in the technology trade, she has developed her skills in many technologies, while becoming a student of humanity.

Ruth epitomises the very essence of a community leader bringing humility, understanding and insight with a range of technical skills and social understanding. These are aspects that see her respected as a speaker, writer and advocate of diversity and inclusion.

WORKSHOPS

Crash course - Using databases with DBIx::Class

View here

By Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎)

Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:30

Duration: 210 minutes

Target audience: Intermediate

Language: English

DBIx::Class is a database framework (a.k.a "Object Relational Mapping" or "ORM") which presents the data as objects and keeps SQL at arm's-length. In this class I'll show you how to use DBIx::Class to make your code easier (and more pleasant) to maintain.

For this course you should be comfortable writing Perl and SQL. As soon as you sign-up for this course I'll give you a 3 month enrolment in Geekuni's online Perl Essentials course so that you can be sure you're on top of Perl and ready for class!

Crash course - Object Oriented Perl 5

View here

By Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎)

Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:30

Duration: 210 minutes

Target audience: Intermediate

Language: English

Although Perl is famous for its powerful one-liners and quirky syntax, there's also an extensive framework for fully-fledged OO programming.

In this half day class I'll introduce OO programming then take you from the built-in 'bless' through to Moo and Moose frameworks together with types, inheritance, roles and the object lifecycle.

The only requirement is that you're comfortable with non-OO Perl programming. To make sure of that, as soon as you sign-up for this course I'll give you a 3 month enrolment in Geekuni's online Perl Essentials course which has everything you need to know for this class.

I don't want to be an asshole anymore.

View here

By Mark Prather (‎Trg404‎)

Date: Monday, 13 August 2018 09:30

Duration: 420 minutes

Target audience: Any

Language: English

A three-part course focused on getting your internal outlook correct, how to approach dealing with others, and follow up to help solve problems. I will condense a plethora of reading and give cited examples on each process to help people understand where the message they are trying to convey is getting lost and help them to better facilitate their conversations with others.

With 4 years experience working with programmers in soft skills coaching role I have seen these techniques work and want to pass them on to make the community a better place to be in.

Web Site Tune-Up - Improve Your Googlejuice

View here

By Dave Cross (‎davorg‎)

Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 09:30

Duration: 210 minutes

Target audience: Any

Language: English

Warning: Perl Free Zone!

Most of us have web sites. And for most of those web sites, success means getting more visitors visit it. And that means getting better ranking in Google. And that means SEO.

You can spend hours poring over spreadsheets of keywords that you want your web site to rank for. But there's another side to SEO. There are a number of relatively simple tweaks you can make to your site in order to make it more attractive to Google. Over the course of three hours, we will cover some of these.

The Professional Programmer

View here

By Dave Cross (‎davorg‎)

Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018 13:30

Duration: 210 minutes

Target audience: Any

Language: English

Being a successful professional programmer isn't just about being good at programming. There are plenty of other skills that a programmer should have and in this three-hour session, Dave Cross (who, despite appearances to the contrary, has been doing this for thirty years) will explain some of them to you.

Introduction to Perl 6

View here

By DrForr

Date: Monday, 13 August 2018 09:30

Duration: 420 minutes

Target audience: Any

Language: English

Starting from one-liners like 'Hello, world!' Jeffrey explores all of the programming styles that Perl 6 has on offer, from basic procedural programming to object-oriented style, aspect-oriented, functional programming, and even logic programming. From the basics of sigils (the signs that so many scratch their heads over) and context, you'll banish lazy evaluation, march through infinite lists, and stalk the wild hyperoperators. Jeffrey introduces simple variables and user I/O by way of a guessing game.

You'll walk out of the tutorial with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of Perl 6 and an exposure to what lies beyond the world of basic scripting.

SPONSORS

We have already secured a number of amazing sponsors who have joined us for this year’s event. However we would like to have more people involved so that we can host even more events and bring a higher quality conference for all attendees.

We have a sponsorship portfolio that is available to any sponsor who wants to be involved with the event but today I would like to mention the other ways you can sponsor. A good conference has fringe benefits, the chance to share your projects and passions, the chance to promote your business, project, group or organisation. The chance to become more involved with the community.

This year we would love to see organisations connected to Perl, and also not connected directly, come to our event and join in the fun. As a technical community we are not defined by one passion and nor should we constrain ourselves to it. Let us broaden our experience and let those who wish to display breadth come along and join us.

So if you know a project, organisation or group who want to be involved then point them at Rick or Mark. If you would like to sponsor the event in some fashion then contact us as soon as possible so we can work it out and get your idea into the public domain and move forwards.

Note that we also invite any Perl company or FOSS project to send us their marketing material and promotional items for display and distribution at the event. So if you are a member of, or connected to an organisation seeking to further its presence get them in touch with us as soon as possible.

That’s all from this introductory Newsletter, please keep a close eye on the conference News Page for any latest developments and I will be talking to you again soon. I hope to see you at the event in August.

COLLECTED LINKS

View here: Main Site

View here: The Venue

View here: Submit a Talk

View here: View the Wiki

View here: Introduction to Perl 6

View here: The Professional Programmer

View here: Web Site Tune-Up - Improve Your Googlejuice

View here: I don't want to be an asshole anymore.

View here: Crash course - Object Oriented Perl 5

View here: Growing your Perl Team

View here: Getting Around Glasgow

View here: Scotrail Timetables

View here: Accommodation in and around Glasgow

View here: Amanda Palmer BoF

View here: Tourist Things

07/06/18 First Keynote Speaker

It is a great pleasure to announce Ruth Holloway (GeekRuthie) as the first keynote speaker for this year conference.

In her presentations, Ruth Holloway shows you her own life and heart with humor and passion. With thirty years of experience in the technology trade, she has developed her skills in many technologies, while becoming a student of humanity.

In talks around the globe, Ruth seeks to inspire, challenge assumptions, and give attendees a greater consciousness of the world they inhabit.

Ruth epitomises the very essence of a community leader bringing humility, understanding and insight with a range of technical skills and social understanding. These are aspects that see her respected as a speaker, writer and advocate of diversity and inclusion.

Ruth has keynoted at conferences before where she has been praised for tackling difficult social issues, technical understanding and the puzzle that is people with both empathy and humour.

Ruth Holloway lives in Houston, TX, where she works for cPanel as a Perl Developer. She's a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a writer, a woodworker, and proud Mommy of the cutest dog you'll ever meet.

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