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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

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.

The Perl Foundation to increase brand, marketing, and PR

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Walnut, CA - With the planning stages of YAPC::NA 2015 (Yet Another Perl Conference) underway, The Perl Foundation has made an increased commitment to marketing and public relations: by teaming up with Pittsburgh based firm ALTRIS Incorporated.

ALTRIS Incorporated, a full-service printing, marketing, and web design firm, specializes in non-profit marketing, fundraising, branding, and event management. "We originally brought in the team at ALTRIS to help with our 2012 and 2013 end-of-the-year reports and sponsorship prospectus," said Dan Wright, Perl Foundation Treasurer, "having a professional marketing and PR team on board is the next step to growing the Foundation's brand, and events."

The Perl Foundation supports four yearly events, including the DC-Baltimore and Pittsburgh Perl Workshops, Perl Oasis, and YAPC::NA. ALTRIS Incorporated will be supporting local organizers and the Foundation's marketing and conferences committees promote their events internationally. The relationship will also include broadcasting news and updates regarding advancements in Perl, sponsorship opportunities, grants, and training materials.

Visit The Perl Foundation online at www.perlfoundation.org and on Facebook at www.fb.com/tpf.perl. Information regarding YAPC::NA 2015 will be available at www.yapcna.org.

YAPC::NA::2014 Call for Location

We need people excited about Perl and want YAPC to come to their City. Forget the
Mississippi rule lets go all across America! (Come on West Cost groups and get those bids done.)

Please have a prepared bid with location and simple budget emailed to me (heath at perlfoundation.org) by May 15th, 2013!

So get your ideas and plans together and lets get YAPC::NA::2014 planned.

The Perl Foundation is proud to announce that the craigslist Charitable Fund is supporting the Perl community with a generous donation of $100,000 toward Perl5 maintenance and for general use by the Perl Foundation.

According to craigslist CEO and former Perl Hacker Jim Buckmaster, "craigslist has gloried in and relied upon Perl for most of its software development for more than a decade. craigslist Charitable Fund is honored to recognize the wizardry and generosity of the Perl community, help ensure the ongoing maintenance of Perl5, and contribute to the future evolution of Perl." He added, "It was unclear at first how best to give something back to Perl. Fortunately there was more than one way to do it."

Karen Pauley, Perl Foundation President stated, "I am extremely grateful to craigslist Charitable Fund for their incredibly generous donation. What a fantastic way for The Perl Foundation to start 2012!"

"This generous donation will allow us to further improve the Perl 5 Core and the work done with the Core Maintenance Fund, as well as sponsor a range of Perl 5 related activities through grants and initiatives already in existence and in the community."

craigslist Charitable Fund makes donations in areas including Open Source & Free Software, Civil Liberties, Peace & Veterans Issues, Sustainable Transportation, and Journalism & New Media. For more information send an email to [email protected].

craigslist is a network of community moderated and largely free local classifieds and forums sites, where its users find jobs, housing, goods, services, romance, and anything else you can imagine. It began in 1995 as an email list of San Francisco events run by Craig Newmark, and was incorporated as a business in 1999. craigslist gets more than 30 billion views per month, is in the top 5 companies worldwide for English-language page views, and is used by more than 50 million people each month in the United States alone. Today craigslist is available in 700 regions, 70 countries, and 10 languages. craigslist hosts more than 50 million new classifieds each month and over 200 million user posts in its discussion forums. craigslist is based in San Francisco.

craigslist has become ubiquitous with the idea of searching for anything imaginable and this has transferred from the popular consciousness to media. In The Big Bang Theory: Season 4: The Prestidigitation Approximation, Sheldon says:

"Sheldon: And is this my card? Rats! I wonder if Howard used a radioactive tracer. Where am I going to find Uranium-235 this time of night? Come on, Craigslist." (source)

This is only one of a host of occurrences of craigslist in television and film such is its place in the popular mindset.

Visit www.craigslist.org.

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