01/18/09 11:23 PM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
We would like to thank everyone who attended, the speakers especially for a wonderful event. A great time seemed to have been had by all, and Mike's speech on the Enlightened Perl Organisation was a nice kick off to what looks to be a good year of Perl.
01/16/09 02:23 PM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
Tomorrow is the Workshop! We're all very excited and busy trying to get the last details nailed down.
Just a reminder the workshop is at:
The Ramada Gateway 7470 Highway 192 West Kissimmee, FL 34747 (800) 327-9170 http://www.ramadagateway.com
We hope to see you there!
01/14/09 02:04 AM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
We released our schedule last weekend and we're a little behind on announcing it. Actually we're a little behind on everything right now, things are hectic. Please note the after Workshop party on Saturday Night.
Not on the schedule is a speaker's dinner on Friday Night, so if you're a speaker please know that you're welcome to attend, contact us for details on when and where.
Finally we're happy to announce that ActiveState has donated some prizes for the Workshop Party Saturday night. Plans on how those will be given away will be announced Saturday. We look forward to having you all attend!
12/17/08 12:00 AM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
We have now formally closed the call for speakers. We will be working on the schedule this week and informing any speakers who have not yet been accepted that they are. Please come back soon to see the schedule.
11/25/08 10:08 AM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
Also the Venue for the conference has been chosen. The conference will be at
The Ramada Gateway 7470 Highway 192 West Kissimmee, FL 34747 (800) 327-9170
There are rooms available at the Ramada, just tell them you're with the Perl Foundation.
We hope to see you there!
11/05/08 10:23 PM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
The Perl Oasis Workshop 2009 will be held in Orlando, on January 17th .
We will have two tracks (advanced and beginner), and we expect approximately 100 participants. We will also try to arrange a hackathon on the Sunday after the conference.
This workshop's topic is "Practical Perl for Business". We're interested in hearing about your talks on these topics:
- Perl Success Stories
- Modern use of Perl
- Good testing practices using Perl
- Your Favorite Topic? (systems administration / life sciences / web development)
- Short Talks (20 minutes)
- Standard Talks (40 minutes)
To submit a proposal for a talk/presentation, please register your proposed title and an abstract on http://www.perloasis.org/opw2009/newtalk.
Submissions are due midnight (23:59 EST) on December 17th 2008. Submitters will be notified within two weeks whether or not their talks have been accepted. If your proposal is accepted, you will be expected to confirm within 48 hours that you in fact will give the talk; otherwise, your slot may be given to someone else.
If you have something which does not fit the formats listed please feel free to contact us anyway and we will evaluate it.
Please include the following with your abstract(s):
- A little information about yourself (and possibly an link to an image of your choosing - preferably of yourself).
- The expected minimum level of knowledge of your target audience (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
- An indication of the length of the presentation.
- A listing 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.
If possible, please include a link to your slides/paper ready for online publishing. The files are also accepted just after talk ends, so we can include any last minute modifications.
We may take the liberty of filming presentations. If you are not interested in being filmed during your presentation, please let us know in advance.
We cannot offer much for your lecture, except:
- Free admittance
- A chance to meet a lot of Perl people
If you have any special requests which have to do with fee and payment please contact us at
If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact us
11/05/08 09:53 PM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the Perl Oasis. Details on lodging and events will be forthcoming.
The Early Bird prices are $20 USD regularly and half-price for students ($10 USD). Early Bird Prices will end December 20th, and the prices will go up so please sign up quickly!
10/29/08 10:03 AM by Chris Prather (perigrin)
After many trials and tribulations our ACT site for Perl Oasis has gone live! Many thanks to Eric Cholet and Philippe Bruhat for the work they've done behind the scenes to make this happen.