[ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop: Call for Papers Deadline

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Fri Sep 20 10:12:19 BST 2013

On 20/09/2013 09:53, Hakim C wrote:
> I'll own up to my own misreading, not dob in anyone else (but you can
> check backlog if interested :-)
Fair enough.
> 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".
So three of us can share in a little nincompoopery ;) Yes I could have 
worded it that way to be fair.

...and on the other side of fairness if I can try to address all 
shortcomings with itemisation:

Talk Deadline: Friday, 25th October
Talk Announcements: Monday, 29th October
Conference Date: Saturday, 30th November

Registration date desired: Saturday, 16th November
Registration open until: Saturday 30th November

Is that clearer? And easier for everyone to remember and to share (which 
is the important part)?

Thanks for the feedback.


> osf'
> 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
>> For more that I do visit: http://www.mdk.me

Mark Keating BA (Hons), Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder.
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