[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop: Call for Papers Deadline

Hakim C hakim.cassimally at gmail.com
Fri Sep 20 09:53:12 BST 2013

I'll own up to my own misreading, not dob in anyone else (but you can
check backlog if interested :-)

That said, if two of us admit to nincompoopery, rather more people
will silently have misread.  "This year the date of X has been
chosen." is rather ambiguous compared to "The deadline for talk
submissions is X".


On 20 September 2013 09:38, Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk> wrote:
> On 20/09/2013 08:23, Hakim C wrote:
>> >From IRC, it looks like at least 2 of us thought the conference had
>> been moved forward 6 weeks...
>> osf'
> So that's two people who didn't read the sentence or read the title of the
> section. Awesome. At least I can be glad you read the announcement ;)
> Who was the 2nd nincompoop?
> -mdk
>> On 19 September 2013 18:54, Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>>   Dear All,
>>> This is your countdown notice that lets you all know that the deadline
>>> for
>>> submitting a talk to the London Perl Workshop is rapidly approaching.
>>> This
>>> year the date of Friday the 25th October has been chosen.
>>> The theme for the London Perl Workshop will be Decadon: A Decade of the
>>> London Perl Workshop. It will focus on the past ten years of the London
>>> Perl
>>> Mongueurs and the London Perl Workshop, 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 be
>>> 60, 120 or 240 minutes in length.
>>> Once again I would like to inform you all that early registration is
>>> incredibly beneficial to the event. It allows us to judge numbers for the
>>> sponsored coffee, snacks and evening social event. Please sign up early
>>> and
>>> please help us spread the word.
>>> This year there is a second level to registration. We have tickets. All
>>> attendees need to state what ticket level they would like to have, this
>>> includes speakers. There is no barrier to entry and you should feel free
>>> to
>>> take the £0 ticket if you wish to do so. However, we also have 3 ticket
>>> levels above this (£25, £50 and £100) these voluntary ticket amounts wil
>>> contribute directly towards the hosting of this event and if we reach
>>> certain targets other special things in the coming year.
>>> Please make sure you select the ticket you want. We will also be
>>> collecting
>>> donations, as per last year, for a number of special Perl projects on the
>>> day.
>>> As always we would like to have as many sponsors as possible, not just
>>> for
>>> their valuable contribution to the holding of the event but as
>>> participants
>>> at the Workshop.
>>> If you know of anyone who wishes to sponsor the London Perl Workshop
>>> please
>>> have them contact Mark as soon as possible.
>>> As always we look forward to seeing you all at the Workshop on the 30th
>>> November. This is the 10th anniversary of the London Perl Workshop and we
>>> should mark this year with a special event.
>>> Regards
>>> Mark Keating
>>> (Overlord in Residence, LPW Organising team)
> --
> Mark Keating BA (Hons), Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
> Managing Director: http://www.shadow.cat
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