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YAPC::NA::2015 Closes Sold-Out Conference

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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.

Earlier this month The Perl Foundation's Board Treasurer Dan Wright announced that ZipRecruiter (@ZipRecruiter) has joined to support TPF and YAPC::NA as a Silver Sponsor. Not only will their sponsorship assist with YAPC::NA::2015 in Salt Lake City, but they will be supporting the efforts of The Perl Foundation year-round.

"ZipRecruiter has used perl from our company's inception, and we've benefitted greatly from the language, CPAN and the perl community," said Will Redd, Co-Founder at ZipRecruiter.

ZipRecruiter's web-based platform streamlines the hiring process by enabling companies to post a job to 100+ job boards with 1 click and to manage all applicants through a simple online interface. By providing a central location for finding, screening and tracking applicants, ZipRecruiter helps employers make the best hiring decisions quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional job boards.

By supporting The Perl Foundation year-round, ZipRecruiter's sponsorship will not only be applied to TPF conferences, but also to the development of Perl, training of new Perl programmers, and other TPF initiatives. "Perl has been an important factor in our success, and we're happy to be able to give back to the community. We're also sponsoring TPF to help get the word out to Perl programmers that there's another company that's doing significant new software development projects using perl," added Redd.

To learn more about ZipRecruiter visit or follow them on Twitter @ZipRecruiter. Would you like to be a Perl Foundation or YAPC::NA sponsor? More information can be found at

The Perl Foundation Announces DreamHost YAPC::NA Sponsorship

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The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce DreamHost ( 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 or follow them on Twitter @dreamhost. Would you like to be a Perl Foundation or YAPC::NA sponsor? More information can be found at

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


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 Donates $60,000 to Perl 5 Development

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It is our pleasure to announce that has donated the sum of $60,000 to the Perl Foundation to aid with further development of the Perl 5 programming language. This donation is a further contribution to the Core Maintenance Fund (P5CMF) that has consistently supported over several years. This donation is a another step in the support that gives to TPF and the broader Perl community.

Darren Huston, Chief Executive Officer of, said "Perl is central to the success of" By continuing with grants, supporting Perl community events and hackathons:

"we keep up our tradition of giving back to the community. As one of the world's largest employers of Perl developers, an investment for us into a healthy and dynamic Perl community is an investment in the future of our company and innovative web development in general." has also recently entered into an arrangement to continuously fund some of David Mitchell's work on the Perl 5 Core. This has a specific focus towards performance improvements and evolution of the language in line with the vision of the project leader. This future-focus secures Perl's relevance as an enterprise grade language for large web applications.

"It is always a tremendous pleasure to work with," said Karen Pauley, President of the Perl Foundation.

"With it goes far deeper than a desire to promote our language or support our community, it is a genuine feeling that they wish to belong which is why they involve themselves so much. They are a part of the Perl family."

Since the foundation of, in 1996, the company has built its IT infrastructure on myriad of open source projects and products. These include Linux, MySQL, Nginx, Hadoop, and Redis to complement a strong association with the Perl programming language. Because of this, is a keen supporter of the Perl and open source communities. As Steffen Mueller, Senior Manager for Technology and Infrastructure at, would say:

"Developers at are encouraged to release code to Open Source projects. has a culture of contributing to the Open Source community. Our staff are regular attendees and speakers at Perl events, but also find themselves at non-Perl conferences. We are happy to hire talented developers from a variety of backgrounds and varying skill sets and re-train them in the culture and Perl language."


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Established in 1996, B.V. guarantees the best prices for every type of property, from small, family-run bed and breakfasts to executive apartments and five-star luxury suites. Self-catered properties are also specifically a focus of, a sister site recently launched by Truly international, is available in more than 40 languages, and offers over 537,980 properties in 207 countries.

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 and on Facebook at Information regarding YAPC::NA 2015 will be available at

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

The Salt Lake Perl Mongers User Group ( 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 ( 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,, 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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