The Call for Courses is closed. Thank you for your interest.
10th Anniversary Yet Another Perl Conference
Carnegie Mellon University
June 22-24, 2009
June 20, 21, 25, 26
This year, for the 10th Anniversary Yet Another Perl Conference, we want to offer the Perl community a wider selection of courses and tutorials than have been offered at previous YAPCs. Here's our plan:
Our goal is to serve the Perl community. If the community is interested in more courses – and it seems that it is – we want to make more courses available. There's certainly no shortage of instructors who have asked to offer their courses at YAPC|10. Our job, then, seems clear: to connect good instructors with interested students.
We're serving as matchmakers and facilitators on behalf of the Perl community. We will collect course proposals, handle registrations, and provide food and facilities (at our discounted rates). The rest is between instructors and students.
No. Our goal is to remain revenue neutral. After covering our actual costs to provide "food and facilities," instructors will keep the entire balance of their course fees.
Course submissions are now closed.
First, if you offer a course, make sure it's good. You ought to be an expert in your course's subject, and you ought to be effective at teaching it. It's your job to make your students happy they paid to attend your course.
Second, our rooms hold 20–40 students and come with projectors. Larger rooms have amplified mics. If you need anything else, say so in your course submission.
Third, write a good bio. If you don't give potential students good reason to take a course from you, they probably won't.
You must charge at least $35 per student per day to cover the "food and facilities" expenses we will pass on to you. Beyond that, it's your call. We will say, however, that YAPC is intended to be a low-cost conference. In the past, one-day courses have cost about $100. Feel free to charge more, but recognize that attendees are savvy enough to comparison shop.
Note: Our actual costs really do scale linearly with class size. (There are no per-room costs because of our relationship with Carnegie Mellon University.)
No. We are providing a standard level of "food and facilities" for all course offerings. This standardization helps us control costs while offering quality food for everyone. Besides, do you really want to compete for attention with your students' empty stomachs?
We'll work something out. Talk to us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time, visit the Call for Courses page on the YAPC|10 web site for the latest information.
Send your questions to email@example.com. We'll answer them promptly.