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The Perl Foundation Announces DreamHost YAPC::NA Sponsorship

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The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce DreamHost (dreamhost.com) as one of the newest sponsors of YAPC::NA::2015. DreamHost uses Perl in their custom-built control panel, for managing a big part of their server infrastructure, and for distributing calculations between machines. They also use Perl for their hosting platform, as well as a web application platform. "DreamHost is honored to be sponsoring YAPC::NA! DreamHost was built upon a solid foundation of Perl back in our earliest days," said Brett Dunst, VP of Brand and Community at DreamHost. "Perl was the very best option at the time for our needs and we continue to use it heavily in 2015! The CPAN ecosystem allows us to get a lot done very quickly, rather than writing everything from scratch."

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere.

"DreamHost is a huge proponent of open source software, and CPAN is one of the largest collections of open source functionality that is free to use," Dunst added. "Not only that, the Perl community is extremely friendly and welcoming!"

Interested in learning more about DreamHost? Visit www.dreamhost.com or follow them on Twitter @dreamhost. Would you like to be a Perl Foundation or YAPC::NA sponsor? More information can be found at http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/sponsors.html#become-sponsor

YAPC::NA::2015 Hackathons Announced

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The Perl Foundation is excited to announce three hackathons that will be running sequentially with YAPC::NA 2015 in Salt Lake City this June. These events include a Perl 6 hackathon with Perl creator Larry Wall to be held on June 11th.

The cost to attend these three hackathons is included in all YAPC::NA 2015 passes, but we do encourage you to RSVP online so we know how many to expect. Putting on these events is not cheap! Along with being able to attend each hackathon, we will also be providing rooms, wi-fi, and snacks throughout the day. So we would appreciate your help! To help cover these costs, we have a suggested donation of $50 per day, which you can make during your online registration.

Each hackathon listed will run from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm. We will provide snacks and drinks, but you will be on your own for lunch.

This year's hackathons will be:

Sunday, June 7th 2015: Pull request hackathon

Come join your fellow Perl developers for a day of bug squashing and developing as you participate in the 2015 CPAN Pull Request Challenge. Or, bring your own pet project and just enjoy a day of hacking amongst your like-minded peers.

Thursday, June 11th 2015: Perl 6 hackathon with Larry Wall

Come spend an entire day working on the next generation of Perl. There's no better way to learn it than to do it! Perl creator, Larry Wall will be on hand throughout the day.

Friday, June 12th 2015: Hardware hackathon

Get up to your armpits in Arduino! Bring your own toys or come check out some of ours. It's time to get creative and see what you can make.

We look forward to seeing you! Please take a moment to register on the YAPC site: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/purchase

Call for Master Classes

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Are you an experienced Perl instructor who would like to offer a
course at YAPC:NA this year in Salt Lake City? We want to offer the
Perl community a selection of courses and tutorials before and after
the conference.

Master Classes can be a half day (3 hours), full day (6 hours) or 2
days in length and will run on Sunday 7th, Thursday 11th, and Friday
12th of June.

To submit your proposal please send the following information to
[email protected]

  • Class Title
  • Names of Speakers
  • Speaker Biography
  • Abstract
  • Class Description, including
    the course's length
    the intended audience
    any prerequisites or expected level of knowledge
    any supplies you will be providing to students
    any supplies you expect students to bring
    a short course outline
    maximum class size
  • The dates on which you would be willing to give your course (June 7th, 11th, 12th)
  • A list of requirements for the venue (A/V, Internet, etc.)
  • Cost of the Class

Please bear in mind that it is our goal to keep the cost of these
classes down for students as this is a low cost conference.

Deadlines Approaching!

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As you prepare for this year's YAPC::NA be sure to take advantage of the early bird rates being offered by Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City! Reserve your room(s) prior to March 1st 2015 and receive a nightly discount.

After March 1st, rates will go up $20/room/night. So be sure to book today. The reservation link can be found at yapcna.org/yn2015/location.html.

CALLING ALL SPEAKERS!

Don't forget that submissions for your YAPC::NA::2015 talks are due before midnight (23:59 EST) on March 1st 2015. Please submit your proposal by visiting yapcna.org/yn2015/newtalk.

YAPC::NA::2015 Call for Papers - New Deadline!

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Upon hearing the community's voice, we have re-worked our YAPC timeline, and found a way to extend the call for papers deadline to March 1st. We want to thank those individuals who have already submitted their talk proposals, they will be considered in the first round of rotating acceptances. And we'd also like to thank those in the Perl community who spoke up. This is your YAPC, and we want to do everything we can to respond to the needs of the Perl community.

You can find all the details on the YAPC::NA website: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/news/1289

YAPC::NA 2015 to be hosted at Little America

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Walnut, CA - The Perl Foundation, along with the Salt Lake Perl Mongers is pleased to announce that the official venue for YAPC::NA 2015 will be the Little America Hotel, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Little America, a four-diamond hotel located on South Main Street has been working with this year's organizer team to meet all of the needs necessary to host a YAPC. The facility, which boasts 14 meeting rooms and 25,000 square feet, will provide a high tech and inviting environment for next year's conference.

The Perl Foundation has negotiated special room rates with Little America, which are available through March 1, 2015. These rates start at $129 per night, and reservations can be made directly with Little America.

The conference website is now live, and registrations are being accepted online at www.yapcna.org. The official Call for Talks is also open on the event website. The conference fee for 2015 has been set at $250. Discounts for students and military (active and retired) will be released in the upcoming weeks.

This year's conference theme, "Perl Elevated," will offer four different tracks, including a beginner-style track for those new to the Perl Community.

For more information, and to register for YAPC::NA, please visit www.yapcna.org. Conference updates, including schedules, add-on classes, and speakers, will be pushed regularly via the conference blog at blog.yapcna.org.

YAPC::NA::2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Salt Lake Perl Mongers User Group (saltlake.pm.org) has been selected to host the YAPC::NA::2015. The conference will be held June 8-10th, 2015. The Salt Lake Perl Mongers and the local Provo Linux Users Group (plug.org) will combine to host this national event.

Salt Lake City (Utah's Silicon Slopes) is well known as a technology hub for both start-ups and large corporations. Companies such as Adobe, Intel, Bluehost, Overstock.com, Boeing, and ATK call Salt Lake City home. Another major non-tech consumer of perl in the area is the multi-petabyte database of the LDS Church.

The Perl Foundation is very excited to be taking our North American conference to Salt Lake City June 8-10th, 2015. We look forward to seeing all you there!

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