The Hitchhiker's Guide To Warsaw

20/05/13 23:43 by Piotr Roszatycki (‎Dexter‎)

Welcome to our country, where polar bears walk the streets and tracktors pass by the center (like I heard once).

You're lost? Read our guide to Warsaw and enjoy your travel to this crazy city.

You can also find very useful our flyer at

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PLPW next week!

08/05/13 15:36 by Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎)

This time next week we'll all eagerly waiting for the start of the first Polish Perl Workshop! Hooray!

If you haven't noticed, the schedule is online. Take a look at it, especially if you're a speaker.

Few things worth noting: If you still haven't registered, or confirmed your attendance, this is the final reminder. Note that if you still haven't confirmed, there's a (small) chance that we won't have a t-shirt for you, or a reserved seat on social meetings. The sooner you let us know, the better.

The pre-conference drinkup will start on friday, 1900 hours, in Znajomi Znajomych, a nice little restaurant few subway stations away from the venue. Directions are here. Our great sponsors will be sponsoring drinks! Because almost no one signed up on the wiki page, we have a reservation for 20 seats. Please sign up on the wiki page linked above, so if there'll be more of us, we'll know soon enough to find more space for us.

Here is where the venue is placed. We'll do our best to put some signs on walls here and there so you'll have no trouble finding it. In the worst case, call me at +48 792 249 468.

See you in a week!

Status Update

27/03/13 12:46 by Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎)

Time to give you an update on what's happening around PLPW organization.

We've got the first sponsor offers, and about 15 talk submissions so far. Awesome! However, as we are well aware that most of you will wait to submit talks until there's less than 2 days until the deadline (or later :)) I'm hereby announcing: The talk submission deadline for Polish Perl Workshop 2013 is 14 of April. That's about two weeks to finally make up your mind and submit something. Please do! There'll be only one chance to talk at the First Polish Perl Workshop: there'll be no other :)

Of course, if you'd prefer to organize more of a hands-on event, we have the entire sunday dedicated to hackathon, BoFs, classes etc. If you want to submit something more lenghty, that's the right way to do it.

In other interesting news, we started looking at conference t-shirts (yes, they're free for all attendees). We have something on our mind that never happened before on a Perl conference (or at least I've never seen or heard of something like this). We'll keep you informed.

More news and call for papers

01/03/13 19:37 by Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎)

The May is closer and closer, and since we've settled some formal issues we're ready to reveal some more things.

First of all, thanks to Opera Software, our venue will be the Opera office in Warsaw, at al. Niepodległości 69. This is just a few subway stations away from the city centre, so there should be no trouble at all to get there.

Secondly, let's take a look at the schedule. It may seem confusing that for example London Perl Workshop, being a lot bigger event has only one day of talks, and Polish Perl Workshop wants to have two. Thing is, we're not exactly planning two days of talks.

The event will have a similar structure to Quack and Hack. The first day, saturday, is going to be a talk day: an introduction, talks, talks, talks, break, talks and an obligatory lightning talk session. Sunday, however, will live up to the name "workshop". We're planning to have courses, classes, hackathons, whatever we can figure out. Of course, if you don't feel like staying for two days or you aren't really interested in one of the parts, there's no problem in coming for just one day.

What do we have so far? Mr. Torsten Raudssus (‎Getty‎) agreed to host a DuckDuckGo hackathon; whether you're looking for a way to contribute some small thing to an awesome search engine or just want to have some fun creating a goodie for all the world to see, you really don't want to miss that one.

Furthermore, Mr. Jonathan Worthington (‎jnthn‎) is going to host a Rakudo Perl 6 hackathon! In case you didn't notice, Rakudo is currently being ported to the JVM. If you wan't to catch up with the latest development, want to achieve fame and glory building The Big Deal, there's your chance to do that.

In addition to that, we are going to have a class by one Very Famous Perlist. Who exactly? Ah, you didn't really think I'm going to reveal everything already, did you? Let me save something exciting for the next announcement.

Is there anything exciting you'd like to participate in on the second day? A Code Kata session, perhaps? Please inform us of your ideas!

Last but not least, the time to submit your talk proposals is now! Have something exciting to show, something annoying to rant about? There'll be no better time to do it. Bring it on!

See you in all in may!

The registration is now open!

08/02/13 21:16 by Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎)

We've officially open the registration for Polish Perl Workshop 2013. Hooray!

Please register, and be welcome to submit a talk proposal. Make sure to get your place before they're gone ;)

If you wish to become a sponsor please email me.