The YAPC::Europe organisers said that they would tell speakers which talks had been accepted on July 1st. Well, it seems that the excitement was too much for them and they decided to do it a week earlier. Yesterday I got email telling me that some of my talks had been accepted and the list of accepted talks is now on the web site. As always, it looks like a really interesting conference.
I’ve had two twenty-minute talks accepted:
The Perl Community
The Perl community is a complex and interesting city. I’ve been exploring it for almost fifteen years and I’m not sure that I’ve been to every corner of it.
In this talk I’ll attempt to guide you round some of the more interesting and useful parts of the Perl community. I’ll point out some ancient monuments, some nice new areas and warn you about some places where you really shouldn’t walk alone after dark.
Things I Learned From Having Users
When I first started releasing modules to CPAN it was great. I released modules that no-one used. I could release new versions as and when I wanted to.
Then people started using a couple of my modules. I started to get email about them. Suddenly my modules were no longer just for me. I had to deal with users.
In this talk I’ll discuss how having users effects the way that you develop and release software. I’ll also look at a few ways to keep on top of things.
I’m also doing my first lightning talk for several years:
You might not believe it to look at us, but the Perl community is a deeply fashionable place. If you’re not using the currently fashionable modules in your code then people will be sneering at you behind your back.
Join Dave Cross for a quick review of the history of Perl fashion.
See you in Pisa.