25 Years of Perl

Uri Guttman uri at stemsystems.com
Thu Nov 22 16:57:52 GMT 2012

On 11/22/2012 07:19 AM, Abigail wrote:

> I do remember Kevin giving us a tour of CMU, which included the location
> of the box that was running purl. This was during one of the first YAPCs,
> so indeed no later than 19100.
> A community thing that hasn't been mentioned yet: conference auctions.
> (Isn't London.pm still "suffering" from the outcome of an auction in 2001?)

i can testify to the yap::na auctions for a few years. also the rise of 
yapc social events. that is a major win for the perl community. at the 
recent yapc in madison, some complimented yapc for the wide range of 
social events. other confs they said were just talks and be on your own. 
yapc is a very diff conference with the low fee, volunteer run, social 
events, etc. i know you are covering yapc but some emphasis on why it is 
so great would be a good thing.

some memories:

the first yapc in pitt/cmu run by lenzo was in the red. during the 
banquet we passed around a (real) hat). we collected over $2k to cover 
the shortage.

a young 13 yo kid came to that first yapc. told a story of loading linux 
onto his mother's computer and she got pissed! this was cp5/comport5 of 
the infamous myspace worm. he is still hacking perl.


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