[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2012: Announcement #1

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Wed May 23 20:25:38 BST 2012

This year's website has not yet been launched. We are waiting for it to be spun onto the Internet, as soon as it has I will send appropriate links to the list. 

Sorry I this wasn't clear in the mail out. 

Sent from my iPhone

On 23 May 2012, at 19:03, mascip <mascip at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't find how to create a new account, to log in.
> Nor on this website, nor on the Act website.
> Did anybody manage to do so ?
> Thank you :o)
> pierre
> 2012/5/23 Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>
>> It is my great pleasure to announce the date of this year's London Perl
>> Workshop (the United Kingdom's Perl Workshop), which will be held on:
>> Saturday 24th November 2012
>> University of Westminster
>> Cavendish Square Campus
>> 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
>> 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
>> organisers.
>> 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
>> be open.
>> 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
>> event:
>> 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;
>> Lecture Room Sponsors (Sponsorship cost: £500 each room, Minimum: 1
>> room) will receive all the above and:
>> * The ability to brand the room with posters/banners advertising them;
>> * A fifteen minute introductory spot in their room on any subject they
>> wish;
>> Workshop Room Sponsors (Sponsorship cost: £500 each room, Minimum: 3
>> rooms) will receive all the above and:
>> * The ability to brand the room with posters/banners advertising them;
>> * A fifteen minute introductory spot in their room on any subject they
>> wish;
>> Lecture Hall Sponsors (Sponsorship cost: £1000 each room, Minimum: 2
>> lecture theatres) will receive all the above:
>> * Their logo given prime position on the Conference banner (Larger and
>> near the top)
>> * Brand the lecture theatre with their promotional material;
>> * A 20 minute slot at the conference (in a lecture theatre) on any
>> subject they wish;
>> Coffee Break Sponsor (Sponsorship cost: £500)
>> * Ability to brand the coffee area with posters/banners (needs to be
>> negotiated for what will be allowed)
>> Evening Sponsors (Principal Evening Sponsorship cost: £1,000, Minimum: 1
>> event needed) as 'All Sponsors' plus:
>> * Ability to brand the pub with posters/banners (needs to be negotiated
>> for what will be allowed)
>> * A 10 minute slot to address the crowd (they will be drinking your beer
>> and food so expect cheering/noise)
>> Marketing Sponsor (Sponsorship cost: tba, Minimum: 1 needed) as 'All
>> Sponsors' plus:
>> * Their Logo given prime position on the Conference banner (Larger and
>> near the top)
>> * Their logo on the front page of the conference booklet - as sponsor of
>> the booklet
>> * Principal promotion opportunities to be discussed with the sponsor
>> As always if more than one companies wish to join together and have a
>> room together 2*£250 minimum, they will both be allowed to brand the
>> room with posters and the time slot will be shared. We are also open to
>> discussing other ways to integrate your promotion and ideas into the
>> conference. We would be delighted if you wish to attend or promote your
>> company further, run job advertising/recruitment.
>> 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.
>> We will also accept small donations from the community and more
>> information on this will follow in a later release.
>> We have several sponsors who have already joined us at this time:
>> antibody MX
>> Contributor towards the evening event (as always :) ).
>> AntibodyMX provides a hosted antispam and antivirus email filtering
>> service based entirely on a proven open source platform. Perl being one
>> very important component. Users of the platform see a near-instant,
>> near-total reduction in the amount of spam, phishing and malware content
>> arriving at the mail server. AntibodyMX also provides onsite mail
>> filtering, white-label filtering solutions to ISPs and will soon be
>> launching CellMX, a filtering service for remote and mobile workers.
>> Enlightened Perl Organisation
>> The Enlightened Perl Organisation is dedicated to the promotion of Perl
>> (in particular Raptor Perl or Perl 5) as a production language that is
>> suited to an enterprise environment. The EPO will be providing banking
>> and organisation facilities for the London Perl Workshop for the third
>> year running.
>> Magnum Solutions
>> Magnum yearly run a free training course in the morning during the LPW.
>> We are initially keeping this open to UoW students only, in order to
>> help promote Perl to new audiences. For full information on Magnum's
>> training courses please consult their website.
>> Shadowcat Systems
>> Shadowcat Systems is a developer, sponsor of, and contributor to open
>> source software projects including Catalyst, the elegant web framework,
>> and DBIx::Class, an object-orientated database abstraction library.
>> Shadowcat provides consultancy, training and support for these projects;
>> systems management and automation; the design and implementation of
>> network architecture; the development of proprietary and open source
>> custom web applications; and offers Perl refactoring and project crisis
>> management.
>> Shadowcat Systems are based in the United Kingdom but we deliver
>> solutions to a global community of clients via onsite supervision along
>> with traditional and internet based communications.
>> University of Westminster
>> As last year we are graciously being hosted by Department of Computer
>> Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at the University of
>> Westminster. We cannot exaggerate how grateful we are for their support
>> of Perl and Open Source in London.
>> Organisational contact: Mark at m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk
>> Please email this text to any list you find appropriate.
>> -mdk
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