TPC February Newsletter

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In This Issue:

  • We Have a Location! TPC 2018 Returning to Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sponsors Welcome!
  • Register today! Event Registration Now Open
  • Book Your Rooms! Room Reservation Now Open
  • Hotel room types
    • Why are some rooms cheaper than others?
  • We Have a Website! More information there
  • We’re Still Accepting Talk Submissions!
    • Check Your Email! First Round Notifications sent 2/6 & 2/7
  • Call for Tutorial Sessions - submissions due March 1

It’s February and an extended winter has been predicted. We are over it and ready for summer already! Speaking of summer, read on to find out more information about what’s to come in June and how you can be a part of it!


When and Where is TPC::NA::2018 being held?

The main conference will be June 18-20, 2018 with tutorial sessions offered on June 17, 21, and 22. The conference events and recommended lodging are conveniently in one place:

The Little America Hotel

500 Main St

Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

Sound familiar? This is the same venue where we held YAPC::NA::2015.

More information can be found at: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2018-slc/location/


Want to Sponsor The Perl Conference?

A donation to The Perl Foundation not only contributes to the Perl Conference in Salt Lake City, but also aids our other outreach programs. Perl Foundation Sponsors will get recognition for supporting The Perl Conference as well as our regional Perl Workshops, our Outreach Program for Women, beginner training initiatives, and our grants programs for an entire year. Donating directly to The Perl Foundation is the way to get the most value for your sponsorship money.

For more information about donating to The Perl Foundation check out our prospectus: http://donate.perlfoundation.org/prospectus.html.

Sponsors can also donate directly to The Perl Conference. Often the organizers are able to link a sponsor directly to an event at the conference ( wifi, coffee break, etc ) where the cost of the event is in line with the donation amount. Email [email protected] for more information or to donate directly to this year’s event.

Sponsors of $500 or more will be provided a table at our sponsor expo and job fair.


Room Reservations

Special conference room rate: $169.00 prior to April 2nd. Find more information about rooms in the next section “Room Types and Rates”.

To make a reservation: Reservations can be made online at: https://reservations.travelclick.com/4650?groupID=2075453 or by calling 1-800-437-5288

(Note: Please be sure to let the agent know that you are reserving a room for The Perl Conference) All rooms must be booked by Friday, 5/18/18.

No room availability is promised past this deadline.

Parking options:

  • Self-parking is complimentary for guests and attendees
  • Valet parking is available for $7 per day

Room Types and Rates

The Perl Conference has a special rate on suite-style rooms located inside the conference hotel, called Tower rooms. The tower rooms have amazing views overlooking Salt Lake City. After a quick search of the travel sites, you may be able to find rooms in the Little America Hotel priced for less than the special conference rate we are advertising. This is because Little America has two tiers of rooms. The less expensive rooms are exterior, motel-style units, called Courtside rooms. Both room types are described below and more information is available on the Little America Hotel website, http://saltlake.littleamerica.com/.

Many people reserved Courtside rooms in 2015 believing they were receiving a great bargain, then were unhappy with the room they received. Please make sure you are aware of what room type you’re booking if you’re doing so outside of the TPC arranged discount.

Tower - “Run of House” - Rooms:

These high rise rooms are 600 square feet, each equipped with one King bed (or two queen beds) and beautiful views of the nearby valley and mountains. Each room has complimentary wifi and a large screen TV, among other amenities. The tower rooms are located inside the Little America Hotel and are being offered at a discounted rate of $169/night (prior to April 2nd).

Courtside Rooms:

These motel-style rooms offer one bed and wifi. They are exterior rooms that are entered directly through an outside door. Each room has one parking spot in front of the entry door. You will need to walk outside from your room to the main hotel to access the events inside.


Website

That’s easy! Find it at https://perlconference.us/tpc-2018-slc/.


Can I give a talk at #TPCiSLC?

Yes! The Call for Speakers was announced on January 23rd with submissions being accepted until March 18th: http://news.perlfoundation.org/2018/01/cfp-tpcislc-2018.html. While the first submission period has closed, the second round talk submission period is open now. Submit your proposal before February 25th to have your talk considered in this round of selections!

We encourage you to submit your talk as early as possible. We are choosing speakers in an ongoing process, with the final submissions to be accepted no later than March 18th, 2018. To submit your talk, please register the proposed title and an abstract to the Perl Conference speakers’ committee at https://goo.gl/forms/PkYHWD3B4vUKZLrW2.

  • Round 1: January 1st - January 28th, speakers notified by 2/7/18
  • Round 2: January 29th - February 25th, speakers notified by 3/7/18
  • Round 3: February 26th - March 18th, speakers notified by 3/28/18

Final Speaker Lineup Announcement: April 1st, 2018

If your proposal is accepted you will be expected to confirm within 48 hours of your notification that you still plan to give the talk. At our discretion, your slot may be assigned to another proposal if we don’t hear back from you in time.

If your proposal is not accepted, you’re welcome to make adjustments and resubmit!


Call for Tutorial Sessions and Master Classes

Are you an experienced instructor or speaker who would like to offer a course at The Perl Conference this year in Salt Lake City? We hereby invite you to participate by submitting a Tutorial Session! We would like to offer the Perl community a selection of courses and tutorials before and after the conference. Tutorial days will be June 17, 21, and 22, while the main conference days will be June 18, 19, 20. To submit your proposal, please visit https://goo.gl/1GV14L. Submissions will be accepted until March 1st!


I have more questions!

Send any questions about TPC to [email protected] Somebody on our organizing team will be happy to get back to you.


On behalf of the entire #TPCiSLC organizing team, we hope you are as excited about this event as we are. We can’t wait to see you in Salt Lake City, Utah this June!

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

Perl-Based CloudForFree.org Platform

  • Name:

    John Napiorkowski

  • Amount Requested:

    USD $1,500

Synopsis

Complete development of the partially-operational http://www.cloudforfree.org platform.

Grant Proposals: January/February 2017

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposals for the January/February round.

Before the Committee members vote on the proposals, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community.

Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

OS Installation Packages for RPerl Compiler

  • Name:

    Felix Tubiana

  • Amount Requested:

    USD $800

Synopsis

Creation of RPerl installation packages for 12 major operating systems.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

List Operators In RPerl Compiler

  • Name:

    Mathias Köhler

  • Amount Requested:

    USD $800

Synopsis

This grant proposal covers the implementation of multiple list operators in the RPerl compiler.

There are many operators AKA builtin functions in Perl, this proposal covers a subset of those related to lists and arrays.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

MySQL Support In RPerl Compiler

  • Name:

    Richard D. Johnson

  • Amount Requested:

    USD $650

Synopsis

I want to implement basic MySQL support for Perl code compiled using the RPerl optimizing compiler.

This will allow Perl software which depends upon MySQL to be compiled into very fast C++ code.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the January/February round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by February 20th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of February.

Curating and improving Perl6 documentation

  • Name:

    JJ Merelo

  • Amount Requested:

    USD 5,000

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