[Gllug] Fwd: [Gllug-Social] [ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2010

Frank Scott lists at frasco.org.uk
Mon Sep 13 19:50:32 UTC 2010

----- Forwarded message from Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk> -----

Subject: [Gllug-Social] [ANNOUNCE] London Perl Workshop 2010
From: Mark Keating <m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk>

 It is my pleasure and joy to announce the London Perl Workshop for 2010.

*When and Where:*
The London Perl Workshop will once again be held at the University of  
London's Cavendish Campus on Saturday 4th December 2010. I would like to  
thank Sean Tohill at the University for all of his efforts in securing us 
the venue.

This years theme is Perl Flavours. We would like to accept talks and  
workshops that centre around the notion of a variety of Perl languages and 
implementations such as Camelia, Rakudo and Raptor. As always speakers can 
submit talks on any subject, but talks that focus on our theme will be 
given a higher priority during any selection process.

The website will be live very soon on  
http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2009/ !
In addition to the fun of submitting a talk, one of the speakers,  
submitting a talk of 40 minutes, may be selected to give this years  
Keynote speech. To add a little excitement the talk that best fits this  
years theme (potentially given by a known experienced speaker, but that is 
not a condition) will be chosen for the honoured place as the keynote. If 
you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to ask.
As always we would appreciate a number of volunteers to help with a  
variety of tasks during the day. If you think you can help and would like 
to be one of these brave souls then please let Mark know as soon as  
possible. Some of the volunteers will be needed for:

/*Setting up:*/ Making sure the venue is set up in the early morning  
(around 8-8.30) and helping with the placing of signs, tables, and the  
arrangment of sponsorship items and registration.

/*Talks:*/ A volunteer is needed in each room to time the talk and hold up 
an appropriate sign warning the speaker of how long they have left, this 
can be composed from a list of people who are definitely attending a talk 
(as opposed to an all day volunteer) once the schedule goes up. An 
alternate idea is to get the speakers in each room to nominate a member of 
the audience as the "timer" - this will be used if people believe it is the 
best option.

/*Video:*/ There will be video cameras in each of the lecture halls and  
suitable volunteers are needed to control the cameras, make sure the talks 
are recorded and give harsh looks to anyone making a noise near the cameras 
microphone (the use of non-harmful projectile weaponry is being considered 
;) ).

This year we will be asking all presenters to provide their slides as:

Presentation (Open Office or Keynote)
Bitmap image, jpeg, gif png etc.
Video format (mpeg etc., - must be timed to fit the presentation though!)

Slides will be added to the video of the speakers in post production to  
provide the best possible experience. Once again contact mdk if you have  
any questions or queries.

All speakers will be asked to sign a Creative Commons Licence for the  
usage of their presentations. This usage will simply be to promote the  
conference, Perl community and the Perl language, the videos will be  
available on sites such as PresentingPerl.org and if possible YAPC.tv.

As with each year the London Perl Workshop aims to be a 'free' event for  
those people who attend it. With that in mind we seek each year for a  
range of sponsors to help support us. If you work for a company that is  
using Perl who you believe would benefit from the exposure they would gain 
from being a sponsor of this event then please contact Mark immediately.

We are looking for new sponsors each year and new ways in which to enhance 
their profile and further our event. So please do not hesitate to contact 
us with a sponsorship idea.

As always a group of sponsors have already come forward to set up the  
"sponsored 'free' beer" at the after-venue event. We will let you know of 
the details in a future email.

Each year there is a spur to find cheap rooms in London and with some it  
is a matter of being given a spare bed/sofa from the local Mongers living 
in and around London. If you have a spare bed or can put up a fellow Perler 
for a couple of nights around the conference place yourself on the wiki 
once it is launched and lets see if we can lessen the cost and broaden the 
uptake for our conference. If you are looking to try and get to the 
conference and the barrier is accommodation place your name on the same 
page and we can hope that someone will offer you a place to rest your weary 

Please forward this mail to any appropriate list that it does not appear on.

As always any communication concerning the workshop can be sent to Mark  
Keating (m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk).

Your cooperation and participation is, as always, greatly appreciated.


Mark Keating BA (Hons)          |  Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder
Managing Director               |  Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director/Secretary              |  Enlightened Perl Organisation
co-Leader                       |  North West England Perl Mongers
http://www.shadowcat.co.uk      |  http://www.enlightenedperl.org
http://northwestengland.pm.org  |  http://linkedin.com/in/markkeating

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