Hi folks,
this is the text of the "Call for Papers" which you will find on shortly:

Proposals may be submitted between January 1st. 2002 and July 30th 2002.
Share your 'pearls of wisdom' with the perl community: attendees from all around the world, gurus and geeks alike, will converge on Munich to listen to the talks and tutorials presented at this gathering of minds.

This year's theme is 'The Science of Perl', which means that we would really like to hear about suggestions for talks, projects, experiences which involve both perl and science. This should not be regarded as a restriction, more as a 'nice to have' :-)

We have available a mixture of short and long tutorials and talks time-slots, loosely including the following:
Presentation: 30 mins to 1.5 hours Lightning talk: 7 min (5 was too short ;-) Tutorial: 2-3 hours BOF session: 1-2 hours (usually evenings)
Abstracts, outlining the main thrust of the proposal and including an expected duration, should inititially be sent to the Program Committee in the form of a short ascii email to the following address:
Final submissions should be in the form of, (in order of preference), POD or Ascii or HTML. Associated graphics should be submitted in a form to be agreed upon between the commitee and the presenter.

The committee reserves the right to publish any and all presentations, only for the purpose of this conference.

Finally: conference fees will of course be waived for speakers, (lightening talks excepted), though as this is a 'not-for-profit' venture, please feel free to donate your unpaid fee to the YAPC organisation itself, to assist in this and future perl conferences.


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Re: Call For Papers YAPC::Europe::2002 - September 18-20
by davorg (Chancellor) on Jan 02, 2002 at 16:42 UTC
    Lightning talk: 7 min (5 was too short ;-)

    I think Dominus might have something to say about this :) Surely the whole point of Lightning talks is that it's supposed to be hard to compress stuff into just five minutes.


    "The first rule of Perl club is you do not talk about Perl club."
    -- Chip Salzenberg

      <humor> Just hope that the lightning talks are not boiled down like the lessons from Monty Python's How To Do It. Imagine a lightning talk like that on 'How to Move Perl to the Enterprise' (pretend that this is from the voice of John Cleese):
      Well, first you convince the world that MicroSoft and Sun are silly and are not at all needed then you can tell all the businesses that use their products to start over from scratch and use Python, I mean Perl!
      </humor> Seriously, i hope i can make it this year.


      (the triplet paradiddle)