[ANNOUNCE] Dynamic Languages Conference 2011

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Tue Jun 21 21:32:12 BST 2011

The Dynamic Languages Conference has officially opened its website to 
registrations at http://www.dynamiclanguages.co.uk.

The Dynamic Languages Conference (26th-27th August) is a new, free of 
charge, event held in Edinburgh to coincide with the parent festival, 
the Turing Festival (http://www.turingfestival.com, 26th-28th August) 
which is the European Festival of Digital Culture and Technology 
(EFDCT), an official part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's 
greatest cultural and artistic event. Dynamic Languages Conference has 
been sponsored by a number of organisations.

The conference is aimed at bringing the Open Source Dynamic Languages 
together at one event where they can discuss in an open forum and 
compare the various methods they employ to achieve similar goals. We 
welcome people from any of the Dynamic Languages such as Perl, Ruby 
(including the Rails community), Python, PhP, Javascript etc., our goal 
is inclusion and sharing of experience and approach.

This year we are seeking speakers to talk on one of two subjects:

Dynamic Language and Application Development for the Internet which will 
be the Friday track;

Dynamic Languages and System Administration which is the Saturday Track.

This event, Dynamic Languages, is free though you will need to register 
to obtain a ticket to the whole of the event. The parent festival 
(Turing Festival) which runs over the same period has also launched its 
site and invites people to attend for a modest fee.

We are seeking speakers to attend the festival and they can also 
register and submit talks through our website at 
http://www.dynamiclanguages.co.uk. There will be guest speakers talking 
at both the Dynamic Languages and Turing Festival. We are pleased to 
announce that the well known Richard Stallman will be our guest of 
honour and will speak at both the Dynamic Languages and the Turing 
Festival event.

If you do not have an Act account already please use the new user link 
to register for this event, Act only keeps your details for conference 
registration with other Act events it is not used for any other purpose 
or passed to a third party, you can then submit a talk or make your 
conference schedule when we publish. The closing date for talks is 
Friday 29th July and the Schedule will be released on Monday 8th August.

The Dynamic Languages event will be held in the magnificent Surgeon's 
Hall on the Friday (26th August), and the Informatics Building on the 
Saturday (27th August).

The Dynamic Languages event has been originally organised by members of 
the Glasgow and NorthWestEngland Perl Mongers groups though we are 
seeking help/support from any other open source language group, if you 
are a member of such a group, or a leader then we would be happy to hear 
from you and to work with you to invite your community to this event. We 
are still seeking keynote speakers who may be able to gain sponsorship 
to the event.

Please submit this to all mailing lists, user groups or message boards 
that you know of or to any interested parties. If you have an idea for a 
small event to be run in conjunction to this event, such as a hackathon 
or BoF then please contact Mark or Marco who will be happy to try and 
work with you to achieve this.

More information about The Turing Festival

Creative Destruction
Digital Technology And The Death And Rebirth Of Culture And Society

Edinburgh in August is where the cream of European technical and digital 
talent will come together with the world’s largest Arts Festival to 
thrash out the issues at the heart of our cultural and economic future. 
The world is being remade in front of our eyes – this is your chance to 
take part in that struggle.

The Turing Festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, talent and 
ideas to capitalise on the opportunities posed by the internet and look 
at what the future holds for the creative, digital and cultural sectors.

This festival is for entrepreneurs, developers, managers, creative 
thinkers, geeks, technologists and evangelists to discuss, debate, learn 
and predict the future of the web. Running alongside the world renowned 
Edinburgh International Festival and Guardian Media Festival, the Turing 
Festival offers a weekend of interactive gatherings and conferences with 
industry leading professionals who will challenge your business ideas 
and leave you wanting more!

Organised by Interactive Scotland, Edinburgh City Council and Edinburgh 
Science Triangle, the Turing Festival has been developed to raise the 
international awareness of Scotland’s indigenous talent in developing 
and designing software, hardware, mobile, computing, gaming, music, film, 
TV and internet services, content applications or platforms.

Mark Keating BA (Hons), Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
Managing Director: http://www.shadow.cat
For more that I do visit: http://www.mdk.me

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