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2014

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2015

March 11

Although YAPC::Europe::2014 preparations are well underway in Sofia, it is time for the venue committee of the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to think about the location of the 2015 conference. YAPC::Europe wouldn't exist without dedicated teams of volunteers, and we are always excited to see the enthusiasm and learn about the new ideas the community has to offer.

Further information about preparing a complete application can be found on our website. Proposals submitted to the venue committee will be added to this public repository (you may provide private information separately) to benefit future organizers.

The deadlines which apply to this portion of the procedure are:

If you do not receive a confirmation for your letter of intent or proposal within a couple of days, please personally contact a member of the venue committee.

Please send your questions, letters of intent, and proposals to venue@yapceurope.org.

2013

YEF on Facebook

September 2

Facebook has been added as a social networking and information channel for YEF.

Proposals to host YAPC::Europe 2014 published

August 26

YAPC::Europe Foundation is making accessible public versions of submitted proposals to host YAPC::Europe 2014, kindly provided by Cluj-Napoca, Granada, and Sofia teams.

Sofia selected for YAPC::Europe 2014

August 12

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Sofia, Bulgaria has been chosen as the site for the YAPC::Europe 2014.

We are confident that Sofia team will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Distributed Perl'.

We hope to see you in Sofia next summer!

A newcomer at YAPC Europe Foundation

July 4

A new member joined YAPC Europe Foundation in May. The name's Laurent Boivin (aka elbeho).

Born to Perl in 1999 for his job, he met the French Perl Mongers in 2004 for the 1st French Perl Workshop.
He started grenoble.pm right after that but failed in making it a successful Perl Monger Group.
After moving to Paris, he joined paris.pm, became Treasurer of the French Perl Mongers, organized several French Perl Workshop and was involved in OSDC.fr (a cross-language yearly conference).

He has a single module on CPAN (in the Acme:: namespace). While he is organizing parties for Mongers, while he is counting again and again the money of the French Perl Mongers, he's not writing any single line of Perl.

And now, he's joining YEF? Is this another excuse to avoid writing modules?

The deadline to send your YAPC::Europe 2014 proposal is tomorrow

June 26

If you are preparing a proposal to host YAPC::Europe conference in 2014, now is a good time to send your proposal to the venue committee!

Reminder: don't forget to send your YAPC::Europe 2014 proposal

June 6

If you are considering hosting YAPC::Europe conference in 2014, now is a good time to prepare and send your proposal to the venue committee! There are only three weeks left before the deadline.

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2014

March 8

Although YAPC::Europe::2013 preparations are well underway in Kiev, it is time for the venue committee of the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to think about the location of the 2014 conference. YAPC::Europe wouldn't exist without dedicated teams of volunteers, and we are always excited to see the enthusiasm and learn about the new ideas the community has to offer.

Further information about preparing a complete application can be found on our website. Proposals submitted to the venue committee will be added to this public repository (you may provide private information separately) to benefit future organizers.

The deadlines which apply to this portion of the procedure are:

If you do not receive a confirmation for your letter of intent or proposal within a couple of days, please personally contact a member of the venue committee.

Please send your questions, letters of intent, and proposals to venue@yapceurope.org.

2012

The YAPC Europe Organizers Mailing List

October 30

The YAPC Europe Foundation (YEF) has created a dedicated Organizers Mailing List. The purpose is to share relevant information between organizers of Perl workshops, conferences and hackathons, in Europe, such that we can all benefit from each others rapidly accumulating knowledge. Here's the link:

    http://lists.yapceurope.org/mailman/listinfo/organizers
By letting everyone else know where, what and when, an event is going to take place, and sharing our intentions, this might help to avoid the unfortunate case where two events happen at the same time, as well as helping to spread Perl events sensibly over the year. The list is intended as a one-stop shop for anyone interested to participate in helping to propose, ask for help, and to organize, all Perl-related events in the European sphere. Discussions have already started. Please join and help us to promote local, as well as nation-wide, events for the benefit of the larger Perl community in Europe.

Kiev selected for YAPC::Europe 2013

August 20

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Kiev, Ukraine has been chosen as the site for the YAPC::Europe 2013.

We are confident that Kiev.pm and Moscow.pm's experienced team -- which was responsible for many Perl events in Eastern Europe -- will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Future Perl'.

We hope to see you in Kiev next summer!

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2013

March 9

Although YAPC::Europe::2012 preparations are well underway in Frankfurt, it is time for the venue committee of the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to think about the location of the 2013 conference. YAPC::Europe wouldn't exist without dedicated teams of volunteers, and we are always excited to see the enthusiasm and learn about the new ideas the community has to offer.

Further information about preparing a complete application can be found on our website. Proposals submitted to the venue committee will be added to this public repository (you may provide private information separately) to benefit future organizers.

The deadlines which apply to this portion of the procedure are:

If you do not receive a confirmation for your letter of intent or proposal within a couple of days, please personally contact a member of the venue committee.

Please send your questions, letters of intent, and proposals to venue@yapceurope.org.

YEF Financials reports available

January 5

YEF treasurer is pleased to present YEF's financial report for 2011.

Included at the bottom of the report are some treasurer comments about the past year.

For those interested in the global picture of "what is YEF actually doing?", a global financial report is also available.

2011

Frankfurt selected for YAPC::Europe 2012

August 25

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Frankfurt am Main, Germany has been chosen as the site for the YAPC::Europe 2012.

We are confident that Frankfurt.pm's experienced team -- which was responsible for several German Perl Workshops -- will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Powerhouse Perl'.

We hope to see you in Frankfurt next summer!

YAPC::Europe 2012 Proposals

July 6

The YEF Venue Committee has received two proposals to host YAPC::Europe 2012. The candidates are Frankfurt and Sofia. The Venue Committee will spend the next few weeks examining the proposals and clarifying any issues before reaching a decision.

The public announcement for the location of YAPC::Europe 2012 will be given during YAPC::Europe 2011 in Riga.

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2012

March 4

Although YAPC::Europe::2011 preparations are well underway in Riga, it is time for the venue committee of the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to think about the location of the 2012 conference. YAPC::Europe wouldn't exist without dedicated teams of volunteers, and we are always excited to see the enthusiasm and learn about the new ideas the community has to offer.

Further information about preparing a complete application can be found on our website. Proposals submitted to the venue committee will be added to this public repository (you may provide private information separately) to benefit future organizers.

The deadlines which apply to this portion of the procedure are:

Please send your questions, letters of intent, and proposals to venue@yapceurope.org.

2010

Perl conferences timeline

August 10

Timelines are a nice way to visualize information. So we made a timeline of all Perl conferences, based on the calendar of all Perl conferences.

Riga selected for YAPC::Europe 2011

August 5

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Riga, Latvia has been chosen as the site for the YAPC::Europe 2011.

We are confident that Riga.pm's experienced team--which was responsible for several Perl Workshops in a number of different countries--will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Modern Perl'.

We hope to see you in Riga next summer!

YAPC::Europe 2011 Proposals Online

July 5

The YEF Venue Committee has received two proposals to host YAPC::Europe 2011. The candidates are Riga and Frankfurt. This is the second year that all proposals are being published, although some portions of the application may be kept private at the request of the team making the proposal. The Venue Committee will spend the next few weeks examining the proposals and clarifying any issues before reaching a decision.

The public announcement for the location of YAPC::Europe 2011 will be given during YAPC::Europe 2010 in Pisa.

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe 2011

April 12

While YAPC::Europe 2010 preparations are well underway in Pisa, it is time for the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to look for suitable sites for the 2011 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2011 should send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org. This should be followed by a complete application. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2010.

For details on how to prepare your complete application, consider the examples of previous conferences. If your proposal is selected, it will be added to the others on this page (you will have the opportunity to remove private information first). Be certain to include contact information (including telephone numbers) for at least two members of the group.

You may also direct any questions to the aforementioned email address.

A decision on the location will be publicly announced at the start of the Pisa conference.

Looking forward to your submissions,
 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)
 on behalf of the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee

YEF supports the Perl booth at CeBIT 2010

February 23

The YAPC Europe Foundation is pleased to announce the funding for giveaways for the Perl booth at CeBIT 2010, according an amount up to 500 € to the organizers.

This donation highlights YEF's interest in promoting Perl by supporting the presence of the Perl community at IT-related exhibitions.

After a successful presence at Fosdem in Brussels, the Perl booth is now heading towards CeBIT. The leading organizers, Renée Bäcker, editor of Perl Magazin and Gabor Szabo, also organizer of the Fosdem installation and professional Perl trainer, will both be present at the event. Up to date information about the booth is published on the wiki hosted by The Perl Foundation.

CeBIT is renowned as the world's largest ICT trade fair. It is open to public from 2 to 6 March 2010 and attracts IT specialist from all over the world.

The YAPC Europe Foundation (YEF) is a non-profit organization which works to promote Perl in Europe primarily through public events in Europe.

Yearly Renewal of YEF Board Members

February 11

The YAPC Europe Foundation Board Committee has nominated Dirk De Nijs and Erik Colson to be Co-opted members of YEF Board, effective immediately.

Dirk De Nijs is currently owner of ModuleBuilder, a Belgian IT Consultancy company.

Erik Colson is currently Managing Director of Beaver Ltd. The growing Belgian company is active in metal and glass constructions. Besides this primary activity, Erik is the maintainer of some CPAN modules with focus on stock trading.

Both Dirk De Nijs and Erik Colson organized or participated to Perl events in Belgium from which they already gained substantial experience. They are part of Vlaanderen Perl Mongers which, in collaboration with Bruxelles Perl Mongers, recently announced the next Belgian Perl Workshop taking place on 26 June 2010 at the ESI school in Brussels.

Meanwhile, David Elbaz, former Treasurer, left the Board. The Board would like to to thank David for his contributions and for the time he has spent working on the formation of the Foundation.

The Board (officials and co-opted members) for 2010 is:

Officials:

Co-opted:

The YAPC Europe Foundation (YEF) is a non-profit organization which works to promote Perl in Europe primarily through public events in Europe.

Conference cashflow graphs available

January 12

If you are considering using YEF's online payment system for you conference, you'll probably be interested in looking at the cashflow patterns of previous conferences. The graphs on that page present the payment and refund history for all conferences that have used it.

YEF Financials reports available

January 4

YEF treasurer is pleased to present YEF's financial report for 2009.

Past financial reports are also available, going back to the creation of the Foundation, in 2004.

For those interested in the global picture of "what is YEF actually doing?", a global financial report is also available.

2009

Pisa to host Y::E 2010

August 3

The venue comittee has chosen Pisa, Italy to host YAPC::Europe 2010.

The Pisa group brings together an experienced team which has organized several Italian workshops. The conference theme is "the Renaissance of Perl," a reference to Italy's role as the cradle of the Renaissance as well as a recognition of the rebirth occurring within Perl through the parallel initiatives of Perl 6 and Modern Perl 5. To keep up-to-date on further developments, consider subscribing to our new YEF news feed.

Several members of the venue comittee remarked that this year marked one of the most difficult decisions to date, as the proposals from both Kiev and Pisa were excellent. The committee would like to thank both groups for their efforts.

We look forward to seeing you in Pisa next year!

Proposals to host Y::E 2010 received

July 3

The YEF Venue Committee has received two proposals to host YAPC::Europe 2010. The candidates are Kiev and Pisa. This year, for the first time, the proposals are being published (note that some portions of the application may be kept private, by request of the team making the proposal). The Venue Committee will spend the next few weeks examining the proposals and clarifying any issues before reaching a decision.

The public announcement for the location of YAPC::Europe 2010 will be given during YAPC::Europe 2009 in Lisbon.

Learn about YEF at Y::E

July 2

Do you have questions about YEF?

"Why isn't the YAPC::Europe Foundation part of the Perl Foundation? What is YEF's relationship with TPF?"
"What does YEF spend money on?"
"How does YEF get money?"

Philippe Bruhat will be addressing these questions and announcing the location of YAPC::Europe 2010 at this year's Y::E conference in Lisbon.

Vienna.pm donates to YEF

June 10

Vienna.pm announced a generous donation of 2,500 Euros to YAPC::Europe Foundation. This money will enable YEF to continue to provide kickstart funds to Perl workshops and conferences, and to underwrite the costs of running the online payment system. More information on how YEF will spend this money can be found on the event organizers' page.

YAPC::Europe 2009 Newsletter #5

May 21

The newest YAPC::Europe 2009 newsletter (#5) has been released. Read it to learn about early bird registration, confirmed speakers, training courses, banners for blogs and websites, and receipts.

YEF on Identi.ca

May 14

We have added Identi.ca as an alternative microblogging channel for announcements.

YEF on Twitter

May 8

In an effort to bring information in other formats, we have added a Twitter account for announcements. Announcements will still be posted on our website, on use.perl.org, Perlmonks, and other locations.

Call for Presentations for YAPC::Europe 2009

April 7

YAPC::EU::2009, the 10th edition of the largest European Perl conference, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 3rd to the 5th of August, 2009.

This is the official Call for Presentations and here are the important deadlines:

This year's theme for the conference is Corporate Perl.

Here's what we're looking for:

We'll be offering two kinds of time-slots for talks:

If you really need a different time-slot, get in touch with us and we'll see what we can do.

Speakers may submit multiple talks. All speakers will have their registration fee waived.

For any inquiry, contact us at organizers@yapceurope2009.org, and don't forget to submit your proposals no later than midnight GMT on April 30th, 2009.

Newsletters and other information are available on the YAPC::EU::2009 wiki.

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe 2010

April 7

While YAPC::Europe 2009 preparations are well underway in Lisbon, it is time for the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to look for suitable sites for the 2010 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2010 should send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org. This should be followed by a complete application. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2009.

For details on how to prepare your complete application, consider the examples of previous conferences. If your proposal is selected, it will be added to the others on this page (you will have the opportunity to remove private information first). Be certain to include contact information (including telephone numbers) for at least two members of the group.

You may also direct any questions to the aforementioned email address.

A decision on the location will be publicly announced at the start of the Lisbon conference.

Looking forward to your submissions,
 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)
 on behalf of the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee

2008

Lars Thegler and Anton Berezin join venue committee

November 27

Lars Thegler and Anton Berezin were active in organizing YAPC::Europe 2008 in Copenhagen. They now join the YEF venue committee, which is responsible for reviewing proposals to host YAPC::Europe.

YAPC::EU::2009 Newsletter #1

November 21

The first YAPC::EU::2009 newsletter has been published. This edition of the newsletter contains announces the conference theme: Corporate Perl. Other topics of the newsletter are: tentative dates and venue, notes about sponsors, and details on communication channels. For more information, read the newsletter, and consider signing up to receive new information as soon as it is published.

Italian Perl Workshop a success

September 30

Enrico Sorcinelli reports that the Italian Perl Workshop was a success. A new page, workshop stories, has been created to chronicle the experiences of workshop organizers.

YAPC::Europe::2009 will be in Lisbon

August 13

During YAPC::Europe 2008 in Copenhagen the location of the 10th YAPC::Europe was announced. The conference will be held in Lisbon. The organizers will be using Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce to communicate with attendees. The conferences mailing list is another way to find out about the latest developments.

Two proposals for YAPC::Europe::2009

July 2

The Venue Committee would like to announce that we have received two very interesting bids, from two great cities, to host YAPC::Europe 2009! The two capitals, Moscow and Lisbon, have submitted very strong proposals and the YEF Venue Commitee have a very hard task ahead of them in deciding who will have the honour of hosting the next YAPC::Europe. Over the next few weeks the committee will take a very close look at the proposals, clarifying any issue we raise with the prospective organisers, before we make a final decision for the host of YAPC::Europe 2009.

The public announcement for the location of YAPC::Europe 2009 will be given during YAPC::Europe 2008 in Copenhagen. So if you want to be among the first to know where to go in 2009, come to Copenhagen this summer!

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2009

March 30

While we are all looking forward to YAPC::Europe 2008 in Copenhagen, it's time for the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee to consider suitable hosts for the 2009 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2009 should send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org as soon as possible. For this first statement of intent a few lines like "City.pm is interested in hosting YAPC::Europe 2009" will be enough.

A full and complete application should then be sent to the same address prior to the deadline for applications, which is June 30, 2008. The YAPC::Europe Venue Committee will inform applicants by July 31, 2008 if their proposal was chosen. The public announcement of the location for the 2009 conference will be announced during the 2008 conference in Copenhagen.

For more information about the requirements for hosting a conference, you may want to refer to the YAPC organiser's documentation (administered by TPF) on Google code, or look at the examples of previous European conferences.

Please direct any questions to venue@yapceurope.org, and a member of the committee will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Looking forward to your submissions,
  Thomas Klausner
  on behalf of the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee

2007

Copenhagen, Denmark to host YAPC::Europe 2008

August 29

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Copenhagen, Denmark has been chosen as the site for YAPC::Europe 2008, the ninth European YAPC.

Copenhagen faced stiff competition from Braga, Portugal, which hosted a memorable YAPC::Europe in 2005. This year also marked the first submission from a group unaffiliated with Perlmongers: the Informatics department of Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We hope that both these groups will give us the opportunity to consider their proposals again in the future.

We are confident that Copenhagen.pm's experienced team--which was responsible for several Nordic Perl Workshops--will put together a wonderful conference.

We hope to see you in Copenhagen next summer!

Call for Venue for YAPC::Europe::2008

April 5

With preparations for YAPC::Europe::2007 well underway in Vienna, it is time for the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee to consider suitable hosts for the 2008 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2008 should send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org. A full and complete application should then be sent to the same address prior to the deadline for applications, which is June 30, 2007.

For more information about the requirements for hosting a conference, you may want to refer to the YAPC organisers documentation (administered by TPF) on Google code, or look at the examples of previous European conferences.

Please direct any questions to venue@yapceurope.org, and a member of the committee will endeavour to respond as soon as possible. The public announcement of the location for the 2008 conference will be announced during the 2007 conference in Vienna.

YAPC::Europe rescheduled

March 8

The Vienna organizers have announced their intention to reschedule YAPC::Europe from Wednesday, 29 August - Friday, 31 August to Tuesday, 28 August - Thursday, 30 August because of a large cardiologist's conference which is taking place during the weekend. By holding Y::E one day earlier, the team hopes to make it easier for attendees to find accommodations.

New YAPC::Europe website

February 22

A new design of the YAPC::Europe Foundation website has been released. With the redesign we hope to clarify our goals and introduce our new logo, created by Liam McDermott of InterMedia.

2006

Announcement: YAPC Venue Committee

December 5

The YEF board are pleased to announce the creation of the YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) Venue Committee. This committee is responsible for selecting the city/country to host the next YAPC::Europe from the available proposals. Members are all, previous or current, conference organisers, so there is a great deal of relevant experience on the committee. Other tasks include advising the YEF board on kickstart sponsorship, and liasing with the chosen venue during the planning phase.

The current members of the YAPC Venue Committee are:

To contact the venue committee with a proposal for a future YAPC::Europe: venue@yapceurope.org

We look forward to working with you.

Vienna selected for YAPC::Europe 2007

September 1

YAPC::Europe Foundation is pleased to announce that Vienna, Austria has been chosen as the site for the YAPC::Europe 2007, the eigth European YAPC.

Vienna faced tough competition from Lyon, France and Pisa, Italy, and we hope that these groups will give us the opportunity to consider their proposals again in the future.

We are confident that Vienna.pm's experienced team--which was responsible for several Austrian Perl Workshops--will put together a wonderful conference. The theme for the next YAPC::Europe will be 'Social Perl'.

We hope to see you in Vienna next summer!