Inviting speakers to LWP

Hakim Cassimally hakim.cassimally at
Wed Oct 13 22:30:42 BST 2010

On 11 October 2010 11:29, Zbigniew Lukasiak <zzbbyy at> wrote:
> Looking at the presentations list from the latest LWPs I did not found
> any from outside of the Perl world.  Is there any tradition of
> inviting interesting non Perlers to the conference?

The Italian Perl Workshop 2009 did invite Thomas Fuchs and Amy Hoy
(from the Javascript and Usability worlds).  And we did attempt to
invite a well known Functional Programmer to YAPC::EU::2010 -- they
couldn't make it due to other commitments, but we were really pleased
to get Scott Chacon from github just sign up spontaneously.

Inviting non-Perl speakers is a great idea and I'd like to see more of
it.  As with all community things, the best way to see it happen would
be to either get involved in organizing said conferences and volunteer
to source interesting speakers, and/or provide or find the sponsorship
required to tempt them to speak ;-)


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