The Perl Conference Newsletter: 6/15/18

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Volunteers Needed

The Perl Conference is 100% volunteer powered! We need your help during the main conference on June 18 - June 20! There's still room to volunteer for room moderator, camera operator, and runner positions.

Volunteers who provide at least 2 hours of help in a single day are eligible to take advantage of the free catered lunch for conference staff. Anyone who gives 16 or more hours of time between June 17th and June 22nd gets a free pass to the main conference.

Fill out the application form to volunteer:

Room Moderator: This volunteer introduces each speaker prior to their talk. They work with the camera operator to ensure talks do not start until the videography team is ready to record. The room moderator also ensures that their room keeps to the schedule, cuing the speaker to end their talk as necessary. Room moderators also provide any special announcements between talks as instructed by the organizer staff.

Camera Operator: This volunteer uses the recording equipment setup in the conference room to start a recording at the beginning of a presentation and stop the recording at the end of the presentation. The camera operator may need to direct a runner and communicate with the videographer and assistant videographers.

Runner: This volunteer is available to help out as necessary with general duties. The runner may need to deliver something (an item or a message for example) to an organizer or fellow volunteer or help setup/breakdown a room.

Arrival Information

We are so glad you are coming to The Perl Conference in Salt Lake City! Here's some general information to help you better plan your trip.

Getting to the hotel:

The event is at the Little America Hotel which is located on 500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101 . The Little America Hotel website has general driving directions from all points

Flyers should consider the fully accessible TRAX Green Line rail system. TRAX is a convenient and inexpensive method for transportation from the SLC airport to the Little America Hotel (and back). Take the green line rail which runs every 15 minutes from "Airport Station" to "Courthouse Station". The 25 minute ride will exit just down the street from the hotel, roughly 1/10 of a mile or a 3 minute walk. The fare is $2.50 one-way. The round-trip tickets must be used within 24 hours so please buy your tickets as one-way fares. You can get your one-way tickets in advance on the Trax website,

The hotel's concierge service can help you with alternate means of transportation, call 801-596-5799.

Sunday Events

  • Training: There are tutorial sessions starting at 9am. See Sunday's schedule for details, .

  • Entertainment: Hackathon space is available from 9am - 5pm. Work independently or collaborate on a project. Later, from 7pm to 10pm join us for some games. Both events are held in the Arizona room at the Little America Hotel.

Check-in and Breakfast

When you first arrive to the conference, check-in at our registration desk to get your name badge and t-shirt.

Main event conference days (Monday - Wednesday) start with a free continental breakfast, kicking off the start of daily sessions at 9am.

Download the App by Infinity Interactive

Stay up-to-date on your mobile device with the TPC 2018 app by Infinity Interactive! Stay current with the scheduled talks, events, twitter feed and more. Available at App Store and Google Play

You can also review the schedule on the conference website. Complete with dates, times and rooms, the schedule is here to help you plan each event day

Conference Registration - get your tickets!

By now you should have purchased your ticket to attend TPC, otherwise do it now! You can also purchase a pass for a tutorial session while you are registering for the main event days. Choose from the many tutorial sessions offered to get hands-on training by a Perl expert.

Hotel Lodging - Extra Rooms

There are a few external, motel-style units that haven't been allocated yet. If you are in need of lodging and want to be very close to the conference, contact our organizers to get information on how to secure one for yourself. They will be transferred on a first come, first serve basis. Send requests to [email protected].

More information about lodging can be found at:

Lightning Talks

A lightning talk is a quick 5 minute (or less) presentation. The topic may be serious, funny, or both. There will be space for 10 lightning talk presentations each on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lightning-talk-givers can be first time speakers or experienced presenters, and everyone in between! It's open to anyone, but to secure your 5 minutes in the spotlight you should sign-up early.

Birds of a Feather (BoF) List

We have a list of registered BoF's. You can show your interest by signing up on Eventbrite or you can view them at

Sponsor Spotlight: Assurant

Thank you to Assurant ( ) for your sponsorship!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Bluehost

Thank you Bluehost ( ) for your sponsorship!

Bluehost was founded in 2003 with one goal: to make a better hosting company. Built from the ground up on open source technology like Perl, we've since grown to become one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based online solutions. Operating beneath the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, over 700 of us are pushing boundaries to deliver the promise of the internet to more people than ever.

With Google Integration, 24/7 support, and a money back guarantee, it's no wonder Bluehost is a top rated hosting provider.

Upcoming Event - The Perl Conference in Europe

The Perl Conference in Europe will be held in Glasgow between 13th-17th August 2018. If you would like to learn more then please visit us at: The latest Digest of news can be found at: We look forward to seeing you there.

Want to sponsor The Perl Conference?

The best way to sponsor The Perl Conference is through a sponsorship to The Perl Foundation. By sponsoring TPF, not only do you get recognition for your support of TPC::NA, but you are also recognized as a sponsor of our regional Perl Workshops, our Outreach Program for Women, beginner training initiatives, and our grants programs for an entire year. It really is the way to get the most value for your sponsorship money. Find out more by visiting or by contacting [email protected].

Stay up to date

You can also send any questions about TPC to [email protected]. An organizer 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!

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