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Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid-19

by Corion (Patriarch)
on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:58 UTC ( #11114770=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Sad news reach us from the Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam:

Due to COVID-19, the organizers of the conference have agreed to cancel the event. For both safety as well as with the expectation that a new rule closing organized events over 3 people until June in the Netherlands has made the conferene this year untenable. The conference will continue in 2021 (likely to be in August just as this year was scheduled for). We are looking into the possibility of a remote conference sometime this summer in collaboration with the American conference.
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TPRCiC 2020 (The Perl & Raku Conference in the Cloud)
by Corion (Patriarch) on Mar 29, 2020 at 18:46 UTC

    As there will be no (major) Perl conferences this summer, there are plans to host a virtual conference. Read more at the announcement blog post.

      But nothing compares to a physical hug and a beer with friends :(

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        OTOH, for those of us who've never had that pleasure, this is a bit of positive news.

      Has there been any decision yet about what time of day TPRCiC talks will be scheduled for? I'm guessing something like "US east coast business hours", since it would avoid unreasonably early times for US west coast and minimize after-midnight sessions for eastern Europe.

        It's a good question. However, I would like to hope that for an entirely virtual conference such as this it would be decided to schedule talks at all hours. This reduces the chance of speakers, wherever they may be, from having to present in the middle of their night. Further, since every presentation will already be digital there's less extra work involved in making them all available as recordings after the fact so that "attendees" should easily be able to view all talks shortly after they finish.

        If talks are spread around the clock that means less concurrency as well so your chances of being able to attend all the talks of most interest to you as they happen increase greatly.

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