[ANNOUNCE] Call for Papers Ends on Friday
m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 20:55:38 BST 2012
The official end date for the Call for Papers of the London Perl
Workshop 2012 will be midnight on Friday 19th October, 2012. That is
just 3 short days away.
That's correct, you have just 72 hours to complete the form and submit a
talk, or lightning talk for the event. We really recommend that if you
want to do a Lightning Talk you use the form as well as there will be
very limited time on the day to add in any extra talks.
We are also still looking for people to run introductory, or how to,
courses for our workshops. We would particularly like to see workshops
on one of the web frameworks or larger Perl project. There are a number
of projects to choose from, some of our favourites are: Catalyst -
Mojolicious - DBIx::Class - Dancer - Plack - Carton - Template::Toolkit
- or you can choose your own.
As always if you have an idea then talk to mark and he is sure to help you.
WHAT IS IT?
The London Perl Workshop is a free one-day conference in central London,
UK. LPW is the UK's Premier Perl Event and so is also known as the
United Kingdom Perl Workshop (UKPW). In 2012
HOW CAN I ATTEND, OR PRESENT A TALK?
If you would like to come then please log in on the site and click that
you will attend, this is an important step for us and our sponsors so we
can judge numbers for the events and activities. If you are not already
registered with Act you can do so on this site, it is free and easy to
do. If you have attended a Perl event recently, with the exception of
YAPC::NA::2012 who maintain their own database, you will probably
already have a login with Act, otherwise you will need to create a new
user first. You can do this by using the links in the navigation menu on
the website which will soon be live on http://www.londonperlworkshop.org.uk.
If you would like to speak then please submit your talk on the website
as soon as possible - the earlier you submit, the better for the
organisation of the event. If you want to check on specific requirements
or have an idea for a type of talk or event then please contact the
IS THERE A THEME?
The theme for the London Perl Workshop will be 25 Years of Perl, and
will focus on the manner in which Perl is used in the commercial world
and the strength of Perl for development in an enterprise environment;
we would also like to see talks on the usage of Perl in the past 25
years and the evolution of the environment. You can use any aspect of
Perl such as Camelia, Rakudo, Raptor, etc. Speakers are invited to talk
on any subject that relates to this theme, though we will also accept
talks on other subjects.
This year we hope to have access to three workshop rooms and would like
to run as many workshops as possible to introduce new users to the world
of Perl and to refresh the skills of those wishing to engage with the
latest developments in the Perl world. If you wish to submit a workshop
please use the same submission form as the talks, please note that
workshops will typically be 60, 120 or 240 minutes in length.
Proposal Deadline: Friday 19 October 2012
Speaker Notification: Monday 22 October 2012
There will be further announcements detailing the launch of the website,
at which point the call for papers, login and further event details will
Each year we are required to fund the conference rooms, lecture theatres
and workshop rooms, as well as arrange and cover the costs for many
other activities normally associated with the London Perl Workshop such
as the famous sponsored beer after the conference. We will once again be
hosted by the Department of Electronic, Communication and Software
Engineering who have secured us a generous discount on the normal
university room rates and who will hopefully play a greater part in the
event this year with activities that coincide with the workshop.
If you wish to sponsor the event we have several basic packages (others
packages may be tailored to your specific needs), please forward this to
all sponsors or persons you feel would be willing to help sponsor this
All Sponsors (minimum sponsorship £250) will receive:
* A page on the wiki;
* Their logo on the website and in all related marketing;
* A write-up by Mark in all advertising and related promotion;
* A page in the Conference Booklet (A5);
* Their logo in the back of the conference booklet;
* Their logo on the Conference banner;
If you wish to sponsor less than the "minimum" sponsorship we can
discuss an appropriate package to suit your sponsorship. My intention is
to begin promoting the event as soon as possible to maximise the
exposure of the conference and of our sponsors. Further sponsorship
packages and custom sponsorship is available, please contact Mark for
We will also accept small donations from the community and more
information on this will follow in a later release.
Organisational contact: Mark at m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk
Please email this text to any list you find appropriate.
Mark Keating, Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
Managing Director: http://www.shadow.cat
For more that I do visit: http://www.mdk.me
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