Jan 21, 2016 2016 Venue Announced

It is with great enthusiasm that we happily announce YAPC::NA 2016 will be held Sunday, June 19th through Friday, June 24th at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, Florida!

The main event will run from Monday, June 20th through Wednesday, June 22nd. Master Classes, training, and other activities will be held on the 19th, 23rd, and 24th. We highly encourage you to attend all days, but especially look forward to seeing you at the Main Event.

We’ll be opening up the new website, registration, call for talks, etc over the next month or so. Please continue to visit yapcna.org for future updates.

Jun 11, 2015 YAPC::NA::2015 Closes Sold-Out Conference

As we close YAPC::NA in Salt Lake City, we want to thank everyone who attended, organized, and sponsored this year's conference. Without our community coming together in support, we wouldn't have such a great event! This year, YAPC sold-out at 340 attendees with a reported attendance of over 350.

Specifically, The Perl Foundation would like to thank our local organizing team for all of their hard work. David Oswald and his team from the Salt Lake Perl Mongers worked diligently to organize the local venue and local volunteers. We also want to thank the staff at Little America for all of their help and support.

With the introduction of our new sponsorship programs, we are excited to announce that YAPC this year boasted 14 sponsors! We'd like to thank each of our sponsors for helping make YAPC possible, and playing such an important role in our event. Our job fair offered a great opportunity for our participants to connect with all of our wonderful sponsors and learn about career openings.

We hope that everyone in attendance, as well as those who took part in YAPC via our live streaming, enjoyed the talks this year. We'd like to thank our speakers for their effort in preparing and presenting to such a high standard. Thank you to John Anderson and Jayce Hall for organizing our speakers this year.

We we like to thank our keynote presenters this year - Seth Johnson, Larry Wall, and Phil Windley. We would also like to thank Ricardo Signes for hosting the Q&A session with Larry.

This year we also introduced a beginner's track for new Perl developers. We'd like to thank Karen Pauley and Ya'akov Sloman for organizing the track.

We would like to say "thank you!" to our TPF volunteers, board members, and committee members, namely conference chair Health Bair for his work organizing YAPC, as well as board treasurer Dan Wright.

Perhaps most importantly, we want to thank YOU! Thank for you joining us this week in Salt Lake, and thank you for your commitment to The Perl Foundation and the Perl Community.

Jun 08, 2015 Live Video Streaming

Not able to make it to YAPC::NA this year? You can still view some of the sessions LIVE over the next three days. We will be utilizing both YouTube and LiveStream video services.

Rooms A, B, and keynotes: YouTube

Room C: LiveStream

(We will also be using LiveStream for keynotes as a backup)

May 22, 2015 YAPC::NA::2015 Update

YAPC::NA::2015 General Information

June 8 - 10, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah

Little America Hotel

Regular cost is $250/person



Practical Career Development for Perl Developers


"Practical Career Development for Perl Developers" is a half-day interactive session for Perl developers who are interested in finding out more about how to strengthen their résumé and plot what the next 5 to 10 years of their career should look like.

Presented by Peter Sergeant. Friday, June 12, 2015.



Booking.com sponsors Programming the web with Dancer master class


A big thanks to Booking.com for sponsoring part of the Programming the web with Dancer master class. That means the cost is down from $75 to $50. Anyone who has already registered will be refunded the difference.



Perl 6 Tutorial Added


Curious about Perl 6, but not sure where to start? Or been dabbling, but want to get your understanding of the language on firmer foundations? Then get a Perl 6 compiler on your laptop, and come on down to this session! The tutorial will mix explanations of the Perl 6 language along with a number of short, hands-on exercises and challenges, to give you a chance to try things out for yourself.

Evening of Tuesday June 6 in the Arizona Room. Presented by Patrick Michaud.





Remember there are three hackathons scheduled during YAPC::NA. Preregistration is requested.

CPAN Pull Request Challenge - Sunday, June 7th Perl 6 Hackathon - Thursday, June 11th Hardware Hackathon - Friday, June 12th.



Hotel rooms


Please call 800-281-7899 and tell them you are with the Perl conference to book a room for YAPC. Rooms are filling quickly and subject to hotel availability.


YAPC wiki


Don’t forget to check the event wiki often for updates about social events such as our social mixer on Monday evening (drinks sponsored by Booking.com!) and Game Night on Tuesday night.

The wiki also contains information about various participant-organized activities like the arrival dinners on Sunday evening and “Birds of a Feather” (BOF) events.



Apr 29, 2015 Email Update 2015-04-29

YAPC::NA::2015 General Information

June 8 - 10, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah
Little America Hotel
Regular cost is $250/person

Hotel availability

Have you been waiting to book your room? Don't! The hotel is filling up quickly. Reservations made by May 5, are eligible for the conference room rate.


If you experience difficulty with their registration site, please contact Cynthia Shala at 801-258-6761.

Beginners at YAPC

This year's conference will have several opportunities for those new to the language and community. Starting off is the From Zero to Perl master class held the day before the conference. It's a good session for those who have programmed in other languages and want to grasp the basic constructs of Perl. During the conference will be a beginner track with topics for the first-timer. There is also the VIP, or Very Important to Perl, reception that Encourage your co-workers, friends, and students to take advantage of this opportunity to step into the Perl community.

From Zero to Perl: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/masters.html
Beginner Tracks: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/talks#246

Hack things together at one of three hackathons

Get some hands on with Perl 6, smash some bugs in Perl 5, or build an Arduino thing-a-ma jig during the YAPC hackathons.

* CPAN Pull Request Challenge - Sunday, June 7
* Perl 6 Hackathon - Thursday, June 11
* Hardware Hackaton - Friday, June 12

We ask that you RSVP so we can plan accordingly. http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/hackathons.html


Apr 29, 2015 ZipRecruiter Supports The Perl Foundation and YAPC::NA as a Silver Sponsor

Earlier this month The Perl Foundation's Board Treasurer Dan Wright announced that ZipRecruiter (@ZipRecruiter) has joined to support TPF and YAPC::NA as a Silver Sponsor. Not only will their sponsorship assist with YAPC::NA::2015 in Salt Lake City, but they will be supporting the efforts of The Perl Foundation year-round.

"ZipRecruiter has used perl from our company's inception, and we've benefitted greatly from the language, CPAN and the perl community," said Will Redd, Co-Founder at ZipRecruiter.

ZipRecruiter's web-based platform streamlines the hiring process by enabling companies to post a job to 100+ job boards with 1 click and to manage all applicants through a simple online interface. By providing a central location for finding, screening and tracking applicants, ZipRecruiter helps employers make the best hiring decisions quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional job boards.

By supporting The Perl Foundation year-round, ZipRecruiter's sponsorship will not only be applied to TPF conferences, but also to the development of Perl, training of new Perl programmers, and other TPF initiatives. "Perl has been an important factor in our success, and we're happy to be able to give back to the community. We're also sponsoring TPF to help get the word out to Perl programmers that there's another company that's doing significant new software development projects using perl," added Redd.

To learn more about ZipRecruiter visit www.ziprecruiter.com or follow them on Twitter @ZipRecruiter. Would you like to be a Perl Foundation or YAPC::NA sponsor? More information can be found at http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/sponsors.html#become-sponsor

Apr 23, 2015 The Perl Foundation Announces DreamHost YAPC::NA Sponsorship

The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce DreamHost (dreamhost.com) as one of the newest sponsors of YAPC::NA::2015. DreamHost uses Perl in their custom-built control panel, for managing a big part of their server infrastructure, and for distributing calculations between machines. They also use Perl for their hosting platform, as well as a web application platform. “DreamHost is honored to be sponsoring YAPC::NA! DreamHost was built upon a solid foundation of Perl back in our earliest days," said Brett Dunst, VP of Brand and Community at DreamHost. "Perl was the very best option at the time for our needs and we continue to use it heavily in 2015! The CPAN ecosystem allows us to get a lot done very quickly, rather than writing everything from scratch.”

Since 1997 DreamHost has helped entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to web hosting and even powerful cloud storage and computing services, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. Packed with unbelievable value, DreamHost is the best place to launch a blog, website, or web application into the stratosphere.

“DreamHost is a huge proponent of open source software, and CPAN is one of the largest collections of open source functionality that is free to use,” Dunst added. “Not only that, the Perl community is extremely friendly and welcoming!”

Interested in learning more about DreamHost? Visit www.dreamhost.com or follow them on Twitter @dreamhost. Would you like to be a Perl Foundation or YAPC::NA sponsor? More information can be found at http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/sponsors.html#become-sponsor

Apr 21, 2015 YAPC::NA Update 2015-04-20

YAPC::NA::2015 General Information

June 8 - 10, 2015 Salt Lake City, Utah Little America Hotel Regular cost is $250/person http://yapcna.org/

Perl 6 Q&A with @TimToady

A 90 minute question and answer session with Larry Wall will be one of the highlights of this year's YAPC::NA. Moderated by Ricardo Signes, who wants your help in directing the conversation by submitting questions you have about Perl 6.


What is a master class?

These sessions happen the day before and two days after the main conference and are dedicated to a specific topic. Instructors are highly knowledgeable on the topic they are presenting and will have the entire session to present and answer questions. These sessions do have an additional registration fee, but the content is worth the tuition! Some sessions have a discount for registering early.

  • From Zero to Perl
  • Introduction to Moose
  • Introduction to Go
  • Web Application Development using Perl, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Programming the web with Dancer
  • Practical Career Development for Perl Developers

To learn more about these sessions and the instructors or to register visit http://www.yapcna.org/yn2015/masters.html

Hotel availability

Been waiting to book your room? Don't! Rooms are filling up quickly so now is the time to book. Friday night is already close to capacity. Reservations made by May 5, will be eligible for the conference room rate.


If you experience difficulty with their registration site, please contact Cynthia Shala at 801-258-6761.

For continued updates be sure to Follow!

@yapcna | @perlfoundation | fb.com/tpf.perl

Apr 07, 2015 Schedule released

Over seventy talks have been accepted for YAPC::NA::2015 covering a wide variety of topics including Haskell, Mojolicious, Moose, CPAN, Perl 5 and Perl 6, and more. After registering, create your personal schedule by selecting the sessions of interest to you.

Apr 07, 2015 Hotel room availability

Reserve your room at Little America Hotel prior to May 5 and receive the conference room rate. Use the link in the sidebar of the location page to take advantage of this offer.

Apr 07, 2015 Master classes for focused topic discovery

Master classes provide the opportunity for more in-depth learning on specific topics by qualified instructors. These classes are scheduled the day before and two days after the main conference dates and have an added cost. The classes being offered this year are:

  • From Zero to Perl
  • Introduction to Moose
  • Introduction to Go
  • Web Application Development using Perl, HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Programming the web with Dancer
  • Practical Career Development for Perl Developers

To learn more about these sessions, the instructors, or to register visit here. Prior registration is required for Master classes.

Feb 27, 2015 Hackathon Registration Is Live

The Perl Foundation is excited to announce three hackathons that will be held during YAPC::NA 2015 in Salt Lake City. Included in these events will be a Perl 6 hackathon with Perl creator Larry Wall on June 11th. The full hackathon schedule and registration can be found here.

Feb 09, 2015 Call for Master Classes

Are you an experienced Perl instructor who would like to offer a course at YAPC:NA this year in Salt Lake City? We want to offer the Perl community a selection of courses and tutorials before and after the conference.

Master Classes can be a half day (3 hours), full day (6 hours) or 2 days in length and will run on Sunday 7th, Thursday 11th, and Friday 12th of June.

To submit your proposal please send the following information to talks@yapcna.org

  • Class Title
  • Names of Speakers
  • Speaker Biography
  • Abstract
  • Class Description, including
    1. the course's length
    2. the intended audience
    3. any prerequisites or expected level of knowledge
    4. any supplies you will be providing to students
    5. any supplies you expect students to bring
    6. a short course outline
    7. maximum class size
  • The dates on which you would be willing to give your course (June 7th, 11th, 12th)
  • A list of requirements for the venue (A/V, Internet, etc.)
  • Cost of the Class

Please bear in mind that it is our goal to keep the cost of these classes down for students as this is a low cost conference.

Jan 29, 2015 Deadlines Approaching!

As you prepare for this year's YAPC::NA be sure to take advantage of the early bird rates being offered by Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City! Reserve your room(s) prior to March 1st 2015 and receive a nightly discount.

After March 1st, rates will go up $20/room/night. So be sure to book today. The reservation link can be found at yapcna.org/yn2015/location.html.


Don't forget that submissions for your YAPC::NA::2015 talks are due before midnight (23:59 EST) on March 1st 2015. Please submit your proposal by visiting yapcna.org/yn2015/newtalk.

Dec 23, 2014 YAPC::NA::2015 Call for speakers

The YAPC::NA call for speakers is now open! The Yet Another Perl Conference is a high-quality, inexpensive technical conference that celebrates the Perl programming language. The conference is accessible to anyone, regardless of experience, yet valuable to even the most skilled of programmers. Each year the conference attracts hundreds of programmers from around the world, including luminaries such as Larry Wall, Ricardo Signes, and Damian Conway. We invite you to be part of the event.

YAPC::NA will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 8-10th 2015.

This year we will be running 4 tracks plus a beginner track. We are interested in hearing talks on a variety of subjects but would particularly like to receive talks on the following topics:

Practical Applications of Perl Perl Success Stories The Future of Perl (Perl 6, p5-mop, gPerl, p2) Culture and Society

We will accept the following session types:

Short Talks (20 minutes) Standard Talks (50 minutes) Tutorial Session (80 or 110 minutes)

To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please register your proposed title and an abstract.

Submissions are due before midnight (23:59 EST) on March 1st 2015. Speakers will be notified by the 16th of March. If your proposal is accepted, you will be expected to confirm within 48 hours of the end of the call (or your notification) that you in fact will give the talk; otherwise we may, at our discretion, assign your slot to another proposal.

Please include the following with your abstract(s):

A little information about yourself (and possibly an link to an image of your choosing that we may use to promote your talk- preferably of yourself).

The expected minimum level of knowledge of your target audience (Beginner (2 years or less Perl experience), Intermediate (3 to 5 years perl experience), Advanced (5+ years perl experience))

An indication of the length of the presentation.

Details of any requirements you might have for doing your presentation. We will try to accommodate your request. Projectors and internet connection will be available for all talks.

We will be recording presentations. If you do not want your presentation recorded please let us know in advance.

All speakers, apart from Lightning talk speakers, will receive free admittance to the conference. Lightning Talks

Due to their impromptu nature, the call for Lightning Talks will open at a later time. You may submit Lightning Talks at this time, but there is no guarantee on notification of their acceptance at this time.

Thank you; we hope you will participate either as a speaker or as an attendee. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us at talks@yapcna.org.

Nov 23, 2014 YAPC::NA::2015 Hotel Venue has been Finalized. Reserve Now.

It's Official: YAPC::NA::2015 - Salt Lake City to be held at Little America Hotel

We're pleased to have settled on what we believe will be a fantastic venue for YAPC::NA::2015. Read about it in our YAPC::NA blog: The Hotel Venue has been Finalized: Little America, Salt Lake City

Early Bird Rates

Little America will provide early-bird room rates to people who reserve their room before March 1, 2015. Room Rates and Reservations. Space at these rates is limited, so please act quickly.

Official TPF Press Release

Here is the official TPF press release: YAPC::NA::2015 to be Hosted at Little America Hotel.

Nov 23, 2014 The YAPC::NA::2015 - SLC website is active. Welcome to YAPC

Welcome to YAPC::NA::2015

The YAPC::NA::2015 - Salt Lake City website went active a few days ago. Registration is now open. We look forward to seeing you at YAPC.

Additional details about the YAPC::NA website are available in the blog: The YAPC::NA::2015 Website is Active

Useful YAPC links: