YAPC is "Yet Another Perl Conference", with apologies to The Perl Conference. YAPC is a high-quality inexpensive conference with its roots in the Perl Mongers Perl user groups. The conference is meant to be accessible to anyone, yet valuable to even the most experienced of programmers. Each year the conference attracts hundreds of programmers from around the world including luminaries such as Larry Wall, Randal Schwartz, and Damian Conway.

A new city is selected to host the conference each year. After being selected to host YAPC::NA in 2006, Chicago was once again selected as the host city this year. YAPC::NA 2008 will be held June 16th-18th on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Herman Hall, conveniently located at 33rd Street, between State Street and Interstate 90/94 (the Dan Ryan Expressway). This location is accessible to by both the Green and Red 'L' lines, as well as stops on several CTA bus routes.

In keeping with the theme of a conference for everyone, full YAPC registration costs only $100. This rate is meant to be affordable by students and programmers without corporate backing, who struggle with the thousands of dollars that typical conferences cost. However, the technical content that you will find at YAPC rivals that available at even the most expensive conference on the market. Be sure to purchase your ticket today.

In addition to the standard conference content, YAPC::NA also offers "Master Classes" after the conference. These 2-day classes, conducted by leading players in the industry, are provided at deeply discounted rates. The classes offer many programmers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive top-notch training from some of the most recognizable names in the Perl community.

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