Newsletter 5 - TPRCiC 2020
Tue, 19-May-2020 by
# In this issue:
* [The schedule is available](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/schedule/)
* [Submit a Lightning Talk](https://forms.gle/bNHanketR4MjhhXh8)
* Volunteers needed ( virtual moderators, hosts )
* Do you want to host a virtual BoF?
* [Introduction to Go](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/schedule/) virtual master class
* Order your conference [shirt](https://www.cafepress.com/perlandrokuconference)
* About the Conference in the Cloud
* [Get your tickets](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-in-the-cloud-a-perl-raku-conference-tickets-103163865900)
* How to Reach Us
# Check out the schedule
We’ve got a lot of great talks lined up! The schedule is available on our [website](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/schedule/).
# Give a Lightning Talk
Lightning Talks are short, 5 minute, talks that may be serious, funny, or both. They may be given by experienced speakers already giving full length talks or by first time speakers just starting out (this is a great way to get started if you have something to say). Adding the virtual component to lightning talks should add for some extra fun! If you are a first time speaker you will win a tie with an experienced speaker when the schedule is made, if it comes to it. Today’s first time speaker could be tomorrow’s keynote speaker! [Sign up here](https://forms.gle/bNHanketR4MjhhXh8).
# Volunteers Needed
The Conference in the Cloud needs some volunteers! Email [email@example.com](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/contact/) to volunteer. Right now we need volunteers to help moderate rooms and coordinate day-of things:
* Room moderators - Monitor the chat and help coordinate audience participation during a virtual presentation.
* Room Hosts - Help coordinate speakers and manage the live stream to YouTube
# Host a Birds of a Feather (BoF)
Do you have a topic you'd like to host for a virtual Birds of Feather (BoF) meeting? We'd love to help! Virtual meeting space will be reserved for BoFs on a first come, first served basis. To get started reserving space, email an organizer at [firstname.lastname@example.org](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/contact/) with your BoF topic and requirements no later than June 1.
#Master class - Introduction to Go
Do you want to learn Go? Instructor Dave Rolsky will cover syntax, the type system, OO, packages and more in this virtual "Introduction to Go" master class. It's on Saturday, June 27 for just $50 (all proceeds from this class go to The Perl Foundation). Get more details about the “Introduction to Go” master class on our [schedule](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/schedule/).
# Order your conference shirt
We designed a logo and we’re sharing it with the community! Order a shirt or other cloud conference items at [CafePress](https://www.cafepress.com/perlandrokuconference). We aren’t making any money (neither is TPF) on these products but we have designed a logo if you’d like to buy a momento!
# About the Conference in the Cloud
The 2020 Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud will be on June 24-26. If you see #TPRCiC around on social media, that’s our tag for the conference.
At the Conference in the Cloud there will be Perl, Raku, and other related technology topics, just like you’ve seen at our in-person conferences. The Conference in the Cloud is organized and run by volunteers just like The Perl and Raku Conference. Presentations are also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference were submitted during our Call For Presentations (CFP) and selected by organizers who volunteered to be on our talks-committee. We will have 2 or more tracks at this event with presentations (20-50 minutes long) on a variety of technical topics throughout each day.
## Registration Cost
By paying a $10 fee attendees can interact live with speakers and other attendees (during BOFs, panels, and Q&A). The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire event. This fee helps secure a safe event, and covers the minor costs of hosting it.
## Conference Time
In order to accommodate the most time zones possible, we have decided to go with 11AM to 6PM EDT or 15:00 to 22:00 UTC. You can use this [world clock meeting planner](https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?month=6&day=24&year=2020&p1=224&p2=179&p3=16&p4=240&p5=248&iv=0) to visualize what this looks like for your time zone.
## Hosting Platform
The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud (TPRCiC) is going to be an online, interactive event hosted on the Zoom platform. The broadcast will be recorded and streamed simultaneously to [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna).
The conference organizers had a few goals in mind when selecting an online platform to host the Conference in the Cloud. The selected platform needed to have easy-to-use tools for administrators, as well as participants of all technical levels. It needed to offer operating support not only for macOS and Windows, but also for Linux operating systems. Given the planning time constraints and nature of the conference, organizers decided a ready out of the box solution is the best choice.
It is known that there are security and privacy concerns with the Zoom platform. TPRCiC organizers are going to do their best to set the platform up as safely as possible, while Zoom continues to improve the security of their platform. TPRCiC will be configured so that only the presenter has ability to talk and present. All others will be muted and will need to request access to speak (to ask a question or make a comment) or share video.
Access to the interactive conference on Zoom will only be granted to people who register in advance, agree to the Code of Conduct, and pay a $10 registration fee for the whole conference. Presentations will be streamed live to [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna) so those who can’t pay the fee or won’t use Zoom, can still access most conference content. [BOFs](https://github.com/perlconference/tpc-2020-cloud/wiki#bofs) will not be available on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/yapcna).
# Get Your Ticket
Event tickets are available on eventbrite for $10. The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire 3-day event. This fee helps secure a safe event, and covers the minor costs of hosting it. [Sign up today](https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conference-in-the-cloud-a-perl-raku-conference-tickets-103163865900)!
# How to Reach #TPRCiC Organizers
* Visit our website: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/
* Follow us on Twitter: [@PerlConferences](https://twitter.com/PerlConferences)
* Like us on Facebook: The Perl Foundation ([@tpf.perl](https://www.facebook.com/tpf.perl))
* Subscribe to the mailing list: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/keep-in-touch/
* Send any questions about The Perl Conference to [email@example.com](https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/contact/). An organizer will get back to you.