The big news is that I'm giving a "Introductory Perl" training course over the weekend before the conference. One of the themes of the conference is to get more people involved in the Perl community (see, for example, Edmund's Send-A-Newbie initiative) so the organisers thought it would be a good idea to run a beginners course just before the conference. The idea is to take people who know little or no Perl and get them to the stage where they'll be able to get something useful out of the rest of the conference.
Details of the training are on the YAPC web site, where you can also book your place (it's €220 for a two day course).
So the training is on Saturday and Sunday (the 1st and 2nd of August). The conference starts on Monday. I'm giving two talks at the conference:
- Why do so many companies re-invent well-known CPAN modules badly and end up writing far too much code?
Tuesday, 16:00 in the Corporate Perl room
- The Planetarium
Wednesday, 15:15 in Marty's room