YAPC::EU Day Two

2016-08-26 10:09:20 admin Perl Events 0 Comments

Day Two got off to a bit of a slow start due to a very, very good time at the party last night. The night was long and amazing, the Museum of Art was a wonderful location, outdoors with music and lots of playful lights. We did say that YAPCs are fun right? Well, they’re very fun!


This amazing event has a lot of great talks, but there’s so much value in just meeting new people or old friends to chat and debate projects, interests or just have some fun together. This is what makes the Perl community amazing. And the first talk of the day just showed how international and close the community really is - The State of the Velociraptor.


We heard a lot of good things during the State of the Velaciraptor talk, (besides Sawyer) from Sue Spence from London.pm (active since 1998), a lot of good things about meta::cpan and intel about houston.pm from Todd Rinaldo (who had a 15 hour flight all the way to Cluj). Sawyer gave a few insights about Dancer 2, actually a lot of insights, what happened there was a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment.


It all ended with Tina Muller’s talk about Berlin.pm. It was great to hear how local perl communities work and get organized in cities all over the world. This is really the fabrics that makes the whole of the Perl community what it is today.

Here’s the schedule for the full day two of YAPC::EU:

Max Maischein (‎Corion‎) - ‎A local search engine using Elasticsearch and Dancer‎

Ilya Chesnokov (‎ichesnokov‎) - ‎Is Javascript Perl?

Laurent Dami (‎dami‎) - ‎Studying Geneva real estate prices using Perl grammars‎

Curtis Poe (‎Ovid‎) - ‎When you don't want Agile

Theo van Hoesel (‎vanHoesel‎) - ‎Making the 'First Hard Thing' easy‎

Job van Achterberg (‎jkva‎) - ‎Making your web application work for everyone‎

DrForr - ‎Ten Things you Need to Know About Perl 6‎

Jussi Kinnula (‎Spot‎) - ‎Imager::Trim‎

The Imager::Trim talk from Jussi Kinnula was very exciting, it was great to learn more about this module and its method. Check out more about it on meta:cpan.


Lunch was delicious and revigorating. And delicious again.


The day carried on with:

bulk 88 - ‎writing XS in plain C‎

Lee Johnson - ‎Mocking APIs for Emulation Driven Development‎

Mirela Iclodean - ‎Velociraptor in a Modern World‎

john napiorkowski (‎jnap‎) - ‎Perl Catalyst Design Pattern Deep Dive

Nigel Hamilton - ‎Starting up with Perl 6

The startups talk from Nigel Hamilton was something different, but very informative. Startups are born every day and only a few of them survive more than a year, but they represent a new level of innovation that pushed the tech world and not just that, forward.


Rolf Langsdorf (‎LanX‎) - ‎Extending Syntax - Signatures, Operators and Compound Statements‎

Dave Cross (‎davorg‎) - ‎Error(s) Free Programming

Sue Spence (‎virtualsue‎) - ‎Go for Perl Programmers‎

Tom Hukins - ‎HTML::FormHandler: Web Forms and More

Thomas Klausner (‎domm‎) - ‎9 PostgreSQL features I wish I learned earlier

Andrey Shitov (‎ash‎) - ‎Bots for Telegram

Albert Hilazo - ‎First months as a new Perl developer

André Walker - ‎Running Perl 6 in a SailfishOS phone

Matt S Trout (‎mst‎) - ‎A decade of dubious decisions‎

Attila-Mihaly Balazs (‎Grey Panther‎)- ‎Low level details for high level developers

Andrew Yates (‎Andy‎) - ‎Perl, Bioinformatics and the Ensembl Project‎

Lance Wicks - ‎Refactoring with Statsd, Toggle and Scientist

Stefan Hornburg (‎racke‎) - ‎No Act on ACT‎

R Geoffrey Avery (‎rGeoffrey‎) -‎Lightning Talks Day 2‎

There were a lot of great talks to attend, a bit of everything for everybody, which was great. Day Two checked!

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