I think I’ve now worked out all of the things that I’m doing at YAPC::Europe this year. It’s turned into quite a list.
The big news is that I’m giving an “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.
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
It looks like it’s going to be a great conference (as always). I’m really looking forward to it.