As we close YAPC::NA in Salt Lake City, we want to thank everyone who attended, organized, and sponsored this year's conference. Without our community coming together in support, we wouldn't have such a great event! This year, YAPC sold-out at 340 attendees with a reported attendance of over 350.
Specifically, The Perl Foundation would like to thank our local organizing team for all of their hard work. David Oswald and his team from the Salt Lake Perl Mongers worked diligently to organize the local venue and local volunteers. We also want to thank the staff at Little America for all of their help and support.
With the introduction of our new sponsorship programs, we are excited to announce that YAPC this year boasted 14 sponsors! We'd like to thank each of our sponsors for helping make YAPC possible, and playing such an important role in our event. Our job fair offered a great opportunity for our participants to connect with all of our wonderful sponsors and learn about career openings.
We hope that everyone in attendance, as well as those who took part in YAPC via our live streaming, enjoyed the talks this year. We'd like to thank our speakers for their effort in preparing and presenting to such a high standard. Thank you to John Anderson and Jayce Hall for organizing our speakers this year.
We we like to thank our keynote presenters this year - Seth Johnson, Larry Wall, and Phil Windley. We would also like to thank Ricardo Signes for hosting the Q&A session with Larry.
This year we also introduced a beginner's track for new Perl developers. We'd like to thank Karen Pauley and Ya'akov Sloman for organizing the track.
We would like to say "thank you!" to our TPF volunteers, board members, and committee members, namely conference chair Health Bair for his work organizing YAPC, as well as board treasurer Dan Wright.
Perhaps most importantly, we want to thank YOU! Thank for you joining us this week in Salt Lake, and thank you for your commitment to The Perl Foundation and the Perl Community.