[ANNOUNCE] Call for Papers Ends on Friday

Mark Keating 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.


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 

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 

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 
more information.

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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