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Event Registration Closes August 18th

By Amalia Aida on 17/08/16 17:47

LAST CHANCE to join #yapceu2016 & purchase your conference, training course, Turda Salt Mine, or partner's program tickets!

Go to http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/ & take a tour! You gotta get'em all!

Conference ➡ http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/register

Partner’s Program ➡ http://bit.ly/partnersprogram2016

Salt Mine Trip ➡ http://bit.ly/saltminetrip

Training Courses ➡ http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/ticketsInfo.html#TrainingTickets

These being said, can't wait to see you all in Cluj-Napoca!

Throwback to other YAPC Europe editions

By Amalia Aida on 03/08/16 17:17

Guys && girls,

the organizing team of YAPC::EU 2016 need your help for a nice project they want to implement during the three days when Cluj will become the capital city of Perl.

And because one of the best ways to remember nice events is by taking pictures, we're sure you've gathered quite some throughout the years. Let's see them! #throwback to other YAPCs

So, dear community, please search your photo archives && upload the photos you believe to be appropriate to this shared folder we prepared, as it allows file submissions even if you're not Dropbox users.

Many, many thanks for helping out!

P.S. Deadline to add your photos to this folder is August 10th, 2016

YAPC::EU 2016 pre-conference party all set

By Amalia Aida on 03/08/16 17:08

We're pleased to announce that the pre-conference party details have been confirmed. We're going to have a nice ‪#‎rooftop party, hosted by Evozon, on their premises. If you're making travel plans, don't forget to mark the address: 62, Moților street, Cluj Napoca.

We want to thank our amazing sponsors, for making our plans a reality. Food's on Eligo Recruitment Ltd, drinks are on Evozon, you just make sure to bring the good mood! Can't wait to meet you all!

If you still haven't seen all conference details && haven't purchased your tickets, they all can be found at the usual link: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

New Community Partners: O'Reilly

By Amalia Aida on 22/07/16 16:48

We're incredibly happy to announce a new YAPC::Europe 2016 supporter. The latest Community Partner is none other than O'Reilly.

A few words about O'Reilly:

O’Reilly Media is an internationally recognized, multi-faceted media company that has played a seminal role in the Internet revolution. Through its books, events, online training courses, webcasts, and evangelism, O’Reilly has educated a generation of technologists and entrepreneurs and shaped the dialogue about the future direction of the industry. The company has played an enormous role in the evolution and adoption of the World Wide Web, open source software, big data, and the Maker movement. Explore the O'Reilly Universe.

As part of their support && involvement in making YAPC::Europe 2016 awesome, they've decided to give away a free ebook to all YAPC::EU attendees. How cool is that?

So just come to YAPC, and you'll get your link to download a free ebook in the conference kit.

See you in Transylvania!

Lightning Talks @ YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 20/07/16 17:57

Even if the call for speakers ended, you can still get your 5 minutes of fame on the YAPC::Europe 2016 stage!

Submit a LIGHTNING TALK on (almost) any topic at http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/newtalk

R Geoffrey Avery is running the Lightning Talk Tracks, it's gonna be super fun! ‪#‎yapceu2016‬

Lightning talk info for YAPC::EU first-timers:

A lightning talk is a very short presentation lasting only a few minutes, given at a conference or similar forum. Several lightning talks will usually be delivered by different speakers in a single session, sometimes called a data blitz.

The YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference) 19100 Conference came up with the term “lightning talk” at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The term was first coined by Mark Jason Dominus in June 2000.

The practice of lightning talks was first known to be used at the Python Conference in 1997, but was not named until the YAPC 19100 Conference.

The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. These concise and efficient talks are intended to grab the attention of the audience, convey key information, and allow for several presenters to share their ideas in a brief period of time

Call for Speaker Closed July 15th

By Amalia Aida on 19/07/16 21:15

As you might've found out by now, the Call for Speakers for the upcoming event closed July 15th!

A big, big ‪#‎shoutout‬ to all speakers, we're super excited about the talks you've submitted. You, guys & gals, rock! <3

The last batch if approved talks to be announced soon ‪#‎yapceu2016‬. Keep an eye on the event announcements, schedule's gonna be published by end of July.

And don't forget to register for the event at http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016 See you!

YAPC::Europe 2016 Ticket Giveaway Closed

By Amalia Aida on 19/07/16 18:32

The lucky winners are :Anastasiya, Mihai, Sergiu, Diana S., Diana D. Cristina, Alexandra, Andra, Sorin, Anda , Rebeca, Istvan, Alina, Dan, Gheorghe, Alexandra, Liviu, Eduard, && Diana P.

Your ticket will be sent to you by email, alongside all registration && conference instructions! Can't wait to see you all at YAPC::Europe 2016!

Meanwhile, enjoy your holidays && keep coding! If you have any questions, just email us at yapc@cluj.pm

For conference details, go to: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

YAPC::Europe 2016 In The News

By Amalia Aida on 15/07/16 18:44

Thanks Computer Weekly & Andrada Fiscutean for the mention

"The Linux enthusiasts are, however, a diffused community, and most of their contributions to open source remain unknown. Some of the work is posted on GitHub, and has been gathered by Ionica Bizau, the Romanian with the highest rank on the repository hosting service.

“We’re the most anarchical community,” Petru Ratiu said. “Nobody wants to assume leadership and be the voice. The broad picture brings us closer, while the details pull us apart.”

The Linux guys meet at events such as Make Open Source Software or the annual Perl Conference YAPC::Europe, which will take place in Cluj-Napoca this summer. Next in line is, however, an informal weekend in Bran, where Dracula’s castle is located, scheduled between the 15th and 17th of July. There, they’ll grab a pint and talk about how Linux can make a stronger statement in Romania."

Read the full article on Computer Weekly

Rates for a new Partner Hotel Have been Announced

By Amalia Aida on 15/07/16 18:22

So who's the latest Partner Hotel? It's none other than Opera Plaza, the very first 5* hotel in the region of Transylvania.

Set in the historical centre of Cluj-Napoca, only 200 m from the Romanian Opera and 900 m from Unirii Square, Hotel Opera Plaza features free WiFi and 2 restaurants serving Romanian and international specialties complemented by a wide selection of wines.

We are really excited to have them on board, so if you're looking for a posh location, you should definitely consider this one.

Check out YAPC:::Europe Special Rates on the wiki.

Updates on Dave Cross's Training Course

By Amalia Aida on 15/07/16 18:14

Monday comes with great news: Dave sent us more details on his Modern web Development with ‪#‎Perl‬ & ‪#‎Dancer‬ training course.

Check out all the details on the YAPC::EU Website && see if it's suitable for you.

If this is the training you've been looking for, you should definitely join Dave Cross on August 23rd & learn Perl in a fun & casual environment! The venue we chose for these activities is an informal one: Cluj Hub. We love it, you will sure love it, too!

Also, feel free to check out the other training courses available at the conference: Perl 6 by Jeffrey Goff && Public Speaking by Liana Precup.

Call for Speakers Closes July 15th, 2016

By Amalia Aida on 09/07/16 19:39

Deadline seems to be quickly approaching, the Call for Speakers closes July 15th, 2016. But the good news is that you've got plenty of time to submit, prepare your talk && join us in Transylvania,

So come on, share your experience, amaze us with incredible ideas && practices. We want to have our minds blown about what we had never thought could be possible with Perl. We are looking for talks focused on all parts of Perl.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here it comes: hot Perl topics, hot tech topics (not limited to Perl, necessarily), trends & changes, Perl fundamentals, security, networking, testing, devOps, hardware, big data, Internet of Things, crazy hacks && ideas, gadgets && wearables, community talks, marketing or management talks, UI & UX, outreach programs, start-ups or other ideas you might have. Remember, this is YOUR conference!

And if you're looking for even more precise inspiration, we have it all. Someone's looking for speakers on to discuss high efficiency programming. Individual talks or combinations of data oriented design, choosing efficient algorithms and benchmarking, coding for cache coherence, how the compiler works to inline code for instruction cache performance, etc. Gain inspiration from these talks:

Deadline to submit proposals: July 15th, 2016. We’re accepting proposals as we go, the first accepted talks have been already announced. Check out the list of talks.


What if you’ve never been a speaker && don’t know how to do it:

We’d say don’t worry, everybody has to start somewhere && moreover, we’re not all naturals. You should’ve seen some of us during our first speaking gigs #ProofMisteriouslyDissapeared, luckily!

Or maybe you think you don’t have anything new or special to speak about. Hey, we’re not all here to reinvent the wheel. And we’re sure you can find a billion reasons not to consider yourself #speaker material.

We’d say don’t worry, again, we can help with just about anything you need: help with ideas (based on your experience, of course), help with presentation structure && speaking tips & tricks, send a bunch of videos showing how conference speaking is done, maybe even set you up with one of the experienced speakers in the #Perl community, for some #coaching sessions.

What do you think? Worth thinking about it, right? For any question, feel free to email us at yapc@cluj.pm, or email Liana, our #speakersBFF for any advice, at liana@cluj.pm

P.S. If you’ve submitted a talk (or more), don’t forget to tweet, post && blog about it using the event hashtag #yapceu2016

YAPC::EU 2016 Partners' Program All Set

By Amalia Aida on 09/07/16 16:07

Dear conference attendees,

If you decide to bring your partner && kid(s) to YAPC::Europe 2016, you should know they’re in good hands. Irina will make sure they won’t stash themselves at the hotel, but enjoy the city && get plenty of action. Here's what she planned:

1. Day 1 - Cluj-Napoca City Tour

2. Day 2 - Adrenalin Park – Summer Adventure

3. Day 3 - Poarta de su' Feleac

For more details && ability to sign up for either day, or all three, please go to the dedicated wiki page.

Can't wait to meet you!

Sponsor Spotlight: cPanel team up with YAPC::Europe

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:53

Another happy friday for the YAPC::EU team. We’re incredibly excited to announce our newest sponsor, cPanel, the very first #AllStar partners of the European Perl Conference.

Since 1996, cPanel, Inc. has been delivering the web hosting industry’s most reliable, intuitive control panel. The robust automation software helps businesses thrive and allows them to focus on more important things. Customers and partners receive first-class support and a rich feature set, making cPanel & WHM the hosting platform of choice.

For more information, visit https://cpanel.com .

You’re going to meet them in Cluj this summer, so you’ll be able to ask them all about their business and, of course, thank them for their contribution to the event.

If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself.

Check out the various options here.

YAPC::Europe Conference Party to take place at the Banffy Palace in Cluj

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:50

More YAPC::Europe 2016 news:

The conference party will have a royal touch, as the venue is none other than the courtyard of ‪#‎Banffy‬ palace, located at the very heart of Cluj-Napoca, in its most central spot, Piata Unirii!

‪#‎ConferenceParty‬ ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ ‪#‎GalaDinner‬ ‪#‎SummerParty‬

Also, as part of attending #yapceu2016, entrance to the museum for both participants && plus ones will be complimentary, provided you show your badge to ticketing staff.

Thank you Muzeul de Arta Cluj-Napoca!

PARTNER Hotels of YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:47

Booked your hotel yet?

If you’re booking at the following hotels, you should know we teamed up with them && they’re going to provide better rates to YAPC::Europe 2016 attendees.

Keep in mind: Discounts apply to rates displayed at front desk.

To get the discount, please mention you are attending YAPC::Europe 2016. Rule applies to phone, e-mail, or reservation form booking.

Check out the list of partner hotels && get a better deal go to wiki

For assistance with travel & accommodation matters, please get in touch with Ramona, our Travel Master, at ramona@cluj.pm

YAPC::Europe Tickets Giveaway

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:25

Are you a student looking to learn, grow && network? Then, by all means, read more, because the biggest #Perl Conference in Europe is coming to town at the end of August 2016.

Great news coming your way! How about a little giveaway for 20 FULL CONFERENCE TICKETS (it doesn’t include travel & accommodation, only conference access)

This will give you access to ALL of the #YAPCEU2016 sessions and conference party For more information about the tickets, go to http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

It’s the first ever Transylvanian edition of YAPC::Europe && we’re extremely proud to host such an important conference in Cluj-Napoca.

The giveaway will run from July 1st — 15th, and I’ll draw a winner on the 16th.

All you have to do is follow 3 simple steps: - Be a student - Fill out the form below - Make sure you’ve got all your details right, we’ll be announcing winners by email.

Join Now:here

And if you really, really want in tweet at us (@yapceu) or post on Facebook (tagging YAPC::Europe 2016) saying something like “I’d really like to go to #yapceu2016 “ or anything else just so that we know who’s super interested in the ticket.

All being said, just register yourself below && we will let random.org do its job. We might complete the draw, live online :D

Sponsor Spotlight: Eligo Recruitment Ltd. team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:23

Immense honor to introduce our latest ‪#‎DealMakers‬: Eligo Recruitment Ltd.

These lovely chaps are also sponsoring the pre-conference event food.

Huge thanks for contributing towards making ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ possible & growing the ‪#‎perl‬ ecosystem! Don't forget to drop by their famous pink stand.

Join YAPC::EU, get your tickets && choose which talks and training courses to attend: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

Thanks Eligo, keep making awesome deals!

Sponsor Spotlight: Oetiker+Partner AG teams up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:15

Happy Friday is happy: new sponsor joins the list of ‪#‎Socialites‬, OETIKER+PARTNER AG.

Oetiker+Partner is a Swiss-based software consultancy that almost exclusively use open source software. Beyond their customer projects, they have open-sourced a number of their own projects.

Huge thanks for contributing towards making‪ #‎yapceu2016‬ possible & growing the ‪Perl ecosystem!

Join YAPC::EU, get your Early Bird ticket until June 25th: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

Sponsor Spotlight: Active State team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:10

Meet our latest sponsors, the lovely folks at Active State Thanks for your support in making YAPC::EU 2016 possible!

Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions.

Among the company’s products we can find ActivePerl, commercial-grade Perl distribution used by millions of developers around the world for easy Perl installation and quality-assured code. Whether you’re using Perl for mission-critical applications or open source projects, ActivePerl offers worry-free implementation and significant time savings over open source Perl for installing and managing common Perl modules. ActivePerl comes precompiled for out-of-the-box installation and includes core Perl, popular modules, the Perl Package Manager (PPM) and complete documentation.

Huge thanks for joining us!

If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself. Check out the various options here.

Sponsor Spotlight: Perl Careers team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:05

Happy to announce another amazing company joining the list of YAPC::EU 2016 Supporters, as Deal Makers. Let’s welcome Perl Careers & thank them for all the great work they’re doing for the community.

If you haven’t already met them at Perl events, you should know that Perl Careers is a Perl-focused recruitment consultancy specializing in the UK and the US, and run by a CPAN contributor. Check them out at https://opensource.careers/perl-careers/ Oh, and it’s not their first time in Cluj :-)

If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself. Check out the various options here.

Perl6 Training at YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 20:04

Third ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ training will be revealing ‪#‎perl6‬ to all those interested in its amazing features.

Brought to you by Jeffrey Goff (drforr) on August 23rd 2016, at Cluj Hub!

The course offers an introduction to Perl 6, a powerful new language combining the pedigree of Perl 5 with a brand new metaprogramming system, built-in concurrency, and software-definable grammars, among many other features.

Book your seat at http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/ticketsInfo.html#TrainingTickets

See you there! ‪

Tickets on sale for YAPC::Europe 2016. Get yours

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:59

Online ticket sales open for ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ at http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/ticketsInfo.html

If your talk has been accepted (except for lightning talks) & you are a confirmed speaker, the price of your ticket is 0.00€, (free conference pass). If you are not a speaker yet, submit your proposal here.

And if you're not a speaker, several options are available. You can purchase either student tickets (if you are still in Uni, of course), Regular Tickets, First Timer Tickets (if you've never been to a YAPC::EU before), or Corporate Tickets.

Did you purchase yours yet?

Join us for a great conference in the heart of Transylvania!

YAPC::EU 2016 Public Speaking Training

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:55

Happy to announce a new training at ‪#‎yapceu2016‬.

Our ‪#‎SpeakersBFF‬, Liana, will host a ‪‎Public Speaking‬ workshop for‪ ‎speakers‬ who think they could benefit from such a presentation. She's an extremly open & enthusiastic person, so don't be afraid to approach her for any specific Public Speaking advice.

It will be a 3-hour course (brief intro + workshop), hosted at Cluj Hub on August 23rd, which will help with preparing your talk & maybe get rid of stage fright.

Did we mention it is completely FREE of charge?

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

A new batch of talks have been accepted

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:51

Another batch of awesome talk’s been accepted! Time to celebrate!

Check out http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/talks & hit that attend button ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ oh, the ‪#‎excitement‬ There are lots of interesting topics. it will be hard to choose which talk to attend.

The remaining talks to be reviewed soon, don’t panic!

And don’t forget to submit some more: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/newtalk

Shout out to all the brave folks who submitted so far! You rock! Can't wait to see you all up on the YAPC::Europe 2016 stage.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Amalia

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:46

The designer didn’t agree with Amalia’s original role & description:‪ #‎troublemaker‬, only here for the food && changed it.

She’s just here for the food. Really! But she can answer any of your YAPC::EU 2016 related questions, no matter the topic. ;-) Oh, and she really hopes to see you in Cluj this summer.

So meet our ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ master ‪#‎organizer‬!

Bur he kept the really important part: no one wants to see you in Cluj this summer more than Amalia. Be there!

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: the Dev Team

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:40

No website would see the web without a team of dedicated developers & designers! :D We're sure you all agree.

Meet the brains behind the ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ website: Victor, Fumi, Paul, our great developers && Eugen, our favorite designer!

We are incredibly proud of them. Website keeps looking better && better.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU Team: Hanna

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:38

Today we meet Hanna, our ‪‎catering‬ prodigy. She’s taking care of ‪coffee‬ && ‪‎lunch‬ breaks throughout ‪#‎yapceu2016‬

Hanna will make sure we have all sorts of options available: for ‪‎meat‬ lovers, ‪‎vegans‬, or ‪vegetarians‬ && nobody stays hungry!

Hungry people are not happy. Hanna is here to make sure we’re all happy, whether we’re meat lovers, vegetarians, or vegans. She’s taking care of coffee breaks & lunches throughout the conference.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU Team: Hanna

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:38

Today we meet Hanna, our ‪‎catering‬ prodigy. She’s taking care of ‪coffee‬ && ‪‎lunch‬ breaks throughout ‪#‎yapceu2016‬

Hanna will make sure we have all sorts of options available: for ‪‎meat‬ lovers, ‪‎vegans‬, or ‪vegetarians‬ && nobody stays hungry!

Hungry people are not happy. Hanna is here to make sure we’re all happy, whether we’re meat lovers, vegetarians, or vegans. She’s taking care of coffee breaks & lunches throughout the conference.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

SponsorSpotlight: Booking.com team up with YAPC::EUROPE 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:05

We’re super excited to announce our first Rockstar Sponsors. All, let’s welcome Booking.com to the growing list of YAPC::Europe Supporters.

Booking.com, part of the Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is the world leader in booking accommodations online. Each day, over 1,000,000 room nights are reserved on Booking.com.

Booking.com is an international success that build their website on Perl. Booking.com runs one of the world’s largest Perl-powered websites and they offer a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment. Their technology is focused on development, scaling and automation. Booking.com constantly challenge their current environment to see how they can improve their business and go beyond current limits.

For more details, please check-out their website.

And if you meet them in Cluj-Napoca, at YAPC::EUROPE 2016, don’t forget to thank them for being such a great support for the development of the #Perl community! Also, huge thanks on behalf in the YAPC::EU orga team. You are rocking this community, as trues Rockstars do! ;-)

If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself. Check out the various options here.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Ela

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:04

Our dear Ela is the ‪#‎registration‬ mogul at ‪#‎yapceu2016‬, coordinating the handing out of name tags && conference kits to all attendees.

Registration area will most probably 4 registration points (ordered alphabetically on a first name/nickname base) so we can enjoy more time having coffee, tea, or catching up with friends & less time standing in queue.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Larisa

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 19:03

Meet Larisa, our chief ‪#‎dealmaker‬.

She’s in the business of making the right partnerships for ‪#‎yapceu2016‬. 👊🏻

Larisa will be coordinating all the event partners, like community partners, production partners, or any other partnership type that might arise; so if you are a business wanting to team up with YAPC::EU 2016, Larisa is our go-to person, get in touch & seal the deal.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Announcing the First YAPC::EU 2016 Keynote Speakers

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:59

We are so excited to announce our first keynote speakers for the upcoming YAPC::EUROPE conference, the 2016 edition, held in Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj will be welcoming three amazing people & Perl experts: Larry Wall, Curtis ‘Ovid’ Poe && Sawyer X.

Larry Wall needs no introduction. It used to be all his fault, but now it’s a lot of people’s fault, and that’s also his fault.

Curtis “Ovid” Poe is a well-known Perl expert, author of the popular book “Beginning Perl”, and sits on the board of directors of the Perl Foundation. He’s one of the principals with All Around The World , a consulting firm specializing in Perl training and development. AATW refactors legacy systems, adds features to existing systems, and builds new systems.

Writer of code, yeller of words, Sawyer X has been working in and with Perl for longer than he can remember, mostly because his memory is terrible. He is a CPAN author, web framework maintainer, frequent conference speaker, organizer of Perl Mongers events, and the current Perl 5 Pumpking.

We are delighted to have them all on stage && are looking forward to hearing them speak about this language && community we all love, Perl.

We would like to give a shout out to our amazing sponsors for making YAPC::EUROPE 2016 possible.

And don’t forget to check out all accepted speakers so far, at http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Samuel

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:58

In charge with the conference habitat, Sami will be in charge of creating nice areas for all attendees to enjoy, while at ‪#‎yapceu2016‬.

Our ‪#‎VenueArtist‬ will provide us a chill-out area, a working area with tables, chairs & extension cords, and maybe even a small gaming area!

And, of course, making sure the exhibitor && sponsor booths are in place! You’re in good hands!

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Crina

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:57

Mondays are fun when you’re planning a ‪Perl‬ conference like‪ #‎yapceu2016.

Plus that today we meet Crina, our head of ‪financial ‬operations. Cool, huh?

Tickets will be available soon, so she’ll have some serious work to do :) What we love about her is her dedication & her very good understanding of all financial operations. :)

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Silvia

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:53

#‎MediaWizard‬ && ‪photography‬ aficionado, our dear Silvia is taking care of media partnerships && making sure we’ll have the most amazing photos.

Just like Bogdan, she’s in the media business, making all us of shine. So if you want to team up with YAPC, write about us, or interview us && be our media partner, please get in touch with her. Otherwise, she’ll get in touch with you. :-D

Can’t wait to see her in action! She’s amazing && we’re confident we’ll have a fun ‪#‎PhotoBooth‬ set up at the venue!

Practice your best angles && see you in Cluj!

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Bogdan

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:50

Lovely day to meet our ‪#‎MediaWizard‬, Bogdan!

‪Press‬, radio‬, ‪television‬, or ‪internet‬ he will cover all && make us all shine!‪#‎yapceu2016‬

With Bogdan on board, we’re sure the event will get quite the coverage!

If you’re interested in promoting YAPC::Europe 2016 && team up with us, get in touch with Bogdan!

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Andra

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:47

The training day at ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ has a dedicated ‪#‎TrainingOverlord‬, Andra!

She’s the go-to person for any questions regarding the activities of August 23rd, 2016. Venue: Cluj Hub

So far we’ve got 1 training course, the ‪#‎Dancer‬ training brought to us by Dave Cross. Rates && sign up form coming soon.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Ramona

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:44

Looking for the best way to get to ‪Cluj‬, or a ‪‎hotel‬ to stay at, as close to the venue as possible, or maybe looking for an apartment or hostel?

Ask our dear ‪#‎TravelMaster‬, Ramona. Getting to ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ has never been easier!

    Ramona’s specialties:

  • Accommodation (partner hotels & not only)
  • Travel (Flights, Train, Car or Bus Info)
  • VISA Information & Documents

Don’t be shy, get in touch for any travel advice.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

SponsorSpotlight: CAPSiDE team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:41

A new week, a new sponsor joins the growing list of YAPC::Europe supporters. So who are our Deal-Makers? None other than CAPSiDE, a great company located in sunny Spain.

We’re looking forward to meet these amazing architects of the digital society at YAPC::Europe, in August. And don’t forget to thank them for their involvement, when you see them around.

We sure want to thank them now for joining the amazing journey YAPC::Europe is. If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl & Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself.

Check out the various options here.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Georgiana

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:40

We know how much you, the ‪#‎yapceu‬ gala dinner, so we introduce Georgiana, who’ll take care of the ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ party.

Geo is our ‪#‎PartyWizard‬, we’re sure she’s going to pick an amazing location, arrange some exquisite menus, music and, more importantly, provide both entertainment && networking opportunities for all attendees.‪#‎TeamYAPCEU2016‬. Are you on the attendees list yet?

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Irina

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:37

Today we’re featuring Irina, our‪#‎partnersBFF‬.

So if you decide to bring your partner && kid(s) to YAPC::Europe 2016, you should know they’re in good hands. Irina will make sure they won’t stash themselves at the hotel, but enjoy the city && get plenty of action.

Your partners & kids will sure be in good hands. A great program for all 3 conference days is in the making. :D

If you have any question, or suggestions, just get in touch with Irina, she’ll be happy to help.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Liana

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:34

Have you met Liana, our ‪#‎speakersBFF‬?

Whether you need help w/ slides, or maybe get some public speaking tips & tricks, she’s the one to go-to ‪#‎yapceu2016‬

So when you’re submitting, you should know you will get all the help we can provide to make your experience as a YAPC::Europe speaker as good as we can :D

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

1 st Talk Submission Deadline for YAPC::EU 2016 Approaching Quickly

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:33

Can’t believe we’re almost done with the first call for speakers!

As we’re announcing the 1st batch of accepted talks by June 1st, you’ve got 5 more days to submit your paper, if you want to be announced as a #yapceu2016 speaker really soon.

If you’ve run out of ideas, check out this post. It might help in finding a right topic.

Share your experience, amaze us with incredible ideas && practices. We want to have our minds blown about what we had never thought could be possible with Perl.

More on the website: http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016 Hope to see your talk in the submission list!

Meet the YAPC::EU 2016 Team: Mihai

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:31


Team introduction goes on with Mihai, our conference venue manager. He’s a great guy, we’re going to be in good hands.

So what does a #VenueOverlord do? Well, he’s in charge with all venue related stuff & knows the place inside out. And, more importantly, knows what goes where at YAPC, coordinating all on-site activities.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch for any venue related questions.

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Meet the YAPC::EU Team: Alexandra

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:26

Every great conference has a great team behind it.

We want you to meet ours , so today we’re introducing Alexandra, ‪#‎sponsorsBFF‬.

In charge with our sponsor happiness, making sure all the stuff you signed up for when choosing a sponsorship level will happen. And something extra… Get in touch with her for any sponsorship & exhibition related questions.

'Feel free to get in touch with her, she’s going to take good care of you, dear sponsors & exhibitors. ‪

Check out the conference website & join us as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, or attendees http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016.

Dancer Training @ YAPC::Europe Cluj

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:14



Here comes the announcement of the very first YAPC::Europe 2016 Training. It’s official, Dave Cross is going to teach Modern Web Development with Perl and Dancer.

  • When? Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
  • Where? ClujHub located at 19, Pitesti street
  • What? One-day, hands-on course
  • Cost: ~ 100 € (TBA)

It’ll be a hands-on course and over a day we’ll build a complete (and, hopefully) useful little web application using a number of modern web technologies. The back-end will (of course) be Perl (specifically Dancer2) but we’ll also be using Bootstrap, jQuery, Mustache and more.

As soon as we have more details & you’ll be able to book your seat, we are publishing everything to the YAPC::Europe 2016 website, but there are some fabulous plans being discussed.


Dave Cross is already really excited about the content of his training & we think it’s gonna be awesome.

I’m really pleased with how it’s shaping up. I think you’ll enjoy it too. So when you’re planning your trip to Cluj-Napoca, please consider travelling a day early and coming to the training. It’ll be a lot of fun.

Stay tuned, yapcers!

SponsorSpotlight: Meon team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:07

We are really proud to announce a new sponsor, joining us as Socialites.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Meon.

Meon are headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and their services include e-commerce, web apps, data processing & Linux server management & hosting. You will sure learn more about them at YAPC::Europe 2016.

Their support is highly appreciated & we want to publicly thank them for joining this journey. So thank you, guys! You rock!
If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself.
Check out the various options here.

New Info on the YAPC::Europe Website

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 18:05


Here’s a little weekend treat. We’re excited to announce that the conference info section of the ‪#‎yapceu2016‬ website has just been made public.

Conference info means: About, Speakers [TBA], Talks [# of talks], Schedule [TBA], Sponsors, Venue, Organizers && Contact.

Explore all conference info we have so far http://bit.ly/yapceu2016-info & don’t forget to register, submit a talk, or check out the sponsorship opportunities.

Oh, and if you don’t know how to approach your manager about coming to Cluj for YAPC::Europe 2016, check out the “Convince Your Bo$$” presentation we prepared for you.

Do I need a visa in order to come to Romania?

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:56


Citizens of the European Union or from the European Economic Area (EEA) can enter Romania at any border checkpoint where they submit must a valid identity document — passport or another identity document acknowledged by the Romanian State.
EU/EEA citizens may enter and stay in the territory of Romania in keeping with the right of free movement and residence granted under the Romanian legislation, according to European provisions. For a stay in Romania longer than 90 days, a registration certificate has to be obtained from the Romanian Immigration Office. Citizens of other states (states not in the EU/EEA) need an entry visa.

1. YES

Please consult the list of states whose citizens, holders of simple passports, are required a visa upon entry on the Romanian territory.

2. NO

Please consult the list of states whose citizens, holders of simple passports, are not required a visa to travel to Romania.
The regime applicable to the holders of diplomatic and service passports, official passports or seamen’s books.

The holders of biometric passports, nationals of the following states:
- the Republic of Moldova; - the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; - the Republic of Serbia, except for the passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Division (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava); the Republic of Montenegro (the non-biometric passports issued by this state are no longer valid).

​The holders of Schengen visas with two or multiple entries, national visas or residence permits issued by Schengen Member States.

Attention! The number of entries as well as the right of stay established as per the Schengen visas must not have been exhausted. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per the visas/residence permits issued by the Schengen Member States.

The holders of permanent residence permits issued by the UK or Ireland. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per such residence permits.
The holders of visas or residence permits issued by Bulgaria, Cyprus or Croatia.

Attention! The number of entries as well as the right of stay established as per such visas must not have been exhausted. The right of stay on the territory of Romania shall not exceed the right of stay granted as per such visas/residence permits.

The holders of small border traffic permits issued by Romanian authorities, whenever they exercise their right to circulation as per the small border traffic regime.

SponsorSpotlight: Perl Academy teams up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:49


We are proud to introduce a new sponsor of YAPC::Europe 2016: Perl Academy, joining us as Socialites.

We truly appreciate their support and commitment to the future of Perl. Don’t forget to thank them next time you see them at a tech event.
If you’d like to contribute to the future development of Perl && Perl dedicated events, you can become a sponsor yourself.

Check out the various options here.

SponsorSpotlight: easyname teams up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:44


Today’s superstar is easyname, a hosting company located in Slovakia.

They’ve made the decision of sponsoring YAPC::Europe 2016 as Socialites && we want to thank them for contributing to the growth of the Perl ecosystem.

You’re going to meet them in Cluj this summer, so you’ll be able to ask them all about their business and, of course, thank them for their contribution to the event.

If you didn’t pre-register for the conference just yet, all you need to do is go to http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016 && do so.

SponsorSpotlight: Perl6 team up with YAPC::Europe 2016

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:22


They’re going to have an amazing booth, so don’t forget to say hi && thank them for the great work they’re doing, if you’re in Cluj, attending the conference.

perl 6 is currently being developed by a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. You can help too. The only requirement is that you know how to be nice to all kinds of people (and butterflies). Go to #perl6 (irc.freenode.net) and someone will be glad to help you get started. Read more about #Perl6 at http://perl6.org

If you didn’t pre-register for the conference just yet, all you need to do is go to http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016

Perl + Transylvania= YAPC::EUROPE 2016. Let’s team up!

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:21



This is our official Call For Partners, as it is our pleasure to invite you to join us as partners, either sponsors or exhibitors, at the very first Transylvanian edition of YAPC::Europe. All the magic will happen on 24–26 August, 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, at “Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine & Pharmacy, located at 23, Gh. Marinescu street, when our city will officially become the Capital of Perl for 3 days.

YAPC::Europe 2016 is the place to be if you’re in the Perl business. Whether you’re a developer, tester, designer, UX professional, marketer, student, geek or manager, this is where you’ll hear & test the latest Perl trends & meet the most amazing Perl people.

Therefore, we offer 5 sponsorship && exhibition opportunities, as follows: Socialite, Show-Off, Deal-Maker, Rockstar && All-star.

By the way, besides the 5 levels, there are some extra benefits that can be customized depending on your needs & wishes.

We already have 59 registrations (from 20 countries), 17 talk submissions && a couple of companies that already committed to sponsoring the event. Exposure opportunities are great, given that, every year, the conference manages to attract around 300–400 Perl professionals.

Without further ado, we invite you to check out our full presentation && choose the package that best suits your needs.

Check out Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

About Conference

The conference features 3 full days of program, plus a pre-conference training the day before the conference. Besides the obvious technical shenanigans, 4 days of intense Perl (3 days of conference && 1 day of trainings), evenings will be filled with social activities to facilitate networking between all conference attendees, meet up with friends & make the most out of the amazing experience YAPC::EUROPE 2016 is . Ready for the real Transylvanian experience?

So here’s why we should team-up:
· Because it’s one of the best ways for you to create & nurture your relationship with the Perl community. Reach an engaged and international audience.
· Because it’s a great way to show off. Yes, with the right sponsorship level you get to have your own talk slot & make your Perl-based company world-famous.
· Lure all the community to your booth & give away all that swag your marketing team has created. Everybody there will go home with something special from you, their potential service provider or employer.
· Spot real talent. YAPC brings together all the best engineers, all those CPAN authors & hard-core developers you look up to & want to have in your team.

All in all, we’d say it’s an amazing way to join a very special journey & support the Perl community on its quest to show the world how amazing, reliable, fast & secure this language is. Big players in the industry use Perl extensively, #justsayin’

We’re looking for partners, companies like yours, so together we can make YAPC::EUROPE one of the most sought-after technical event in Europe & not only. It’s a wonderful programming language with a wonderful community, let’s make it THE tech event everybody’s looking forward to.
We want to see our partners as happy as possible, feel free to get in touch for any suggestions and ideas, just email us at yapc@cluj.pm.
Cheers && hope to see you all in Cluj-Napoca at the end of August 2016.

Call For Speakers is ON! Ready to rock YAPC::EUROPE 2016?

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 17:07


Big day is here, YAPC::EUROPE is accepting talks as of today. We already had 6 brave speakers submitting their talks, within minutes from launching the website. Now that’s what we call enthusiasm. Well done guys, you deserve a big round of applause!

So yeah, at this rate we’re gonna have a rough time deciding who gets stage time. Oh, who are kidding? #WeWantAllTalksWeCanGet

We made 5 talk slots available for this years’ conference, as follows: the beloved lightning talks, 15 min. slots, 30 min. slots, 60 min. slots && 90 min. slots. So come on, share your experience, amaze us with incredible ideas && practices. We want to have our minds blown about what we had never thought could be possible with Perl. We are looking for talks focused on all parts of Perl.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here it comes: hot Perl topics, hot tech topics (not limited to Perl, necessarily), trends & changes, Perl fundamentals, security, networking, testing, devOps, hardware, big data, Internet of Things, crazy hacks && ideas, gadgets && wearables, community talks, marketing or management talks, UI & UX, outreach programs, start-ups or other ideas you might have. Remember, this is YOUR conference!

Deadline to submit talks: July 15th, 2016. We’re accepting proposals as we go, so the first batches of accepted talks have been already announced.

How to submit: Go to event website http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016, log in or create your account && then add your talk’s details to http://act.yapc.eu/ye2016/newtalk

What if you’ve never been a speaker && don’t know how to do it:
We’d say don’t worry, everybody has to start somewhere && moreover, we’re not all naturals. You should’ve seen some of us during our first speaking gigs #ProofMisteriouslyDissapeared, luckily!

Or maybe you think you don’t have anything new or special to speak about. Hey, we’re not all here to reinvent the wheel. And we’re sure you can find a billion reasons not to consider yourself #speaker material.

We’d say don’t worry, again, we can help with just about anything you need: help with ideas (based on your experience, of course), help with presentation structure && speaking tips & tricks, send a bunch of videos showing how conference speaking is done, maybe even set you up with one of the experienced speakers in the #Perl community, for some #coaching sessions.

What do you think? Worth thinking about it, right?

For any extra details, we are happy to help at yapc@cluj.pm.

P.S. If you’ve submitted a talk (or more), don’t forget to tweet, post && blog about it using the event hashtag #yapceu2016

Cheers, we’ll be back with news as-soon-as-they-happen! ,

Conference dates: 24–26 August 2016 Venue: “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine & Pharmacy Cluj Napoca, Romania

YAPC::Europe 2016 website alive && kicking

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 14:02


Ladies && gentlemen, we’re really excited to announce the launch of YAPC::Europe 2016: the website. We know you’ve been waiting for it && looking forward to join the event, register, submit your talks & explore ways we can collaborate, by choosing the sponsorship level that best suits your company.

Please keep in mind that the current site is only partially functional, and the full version is coming soon, our team’s working hard to make it happen. But we wanted to start accepting talks & announcing partners sooner, so here’s our little Easter surprise. By the way, Transylvanians are celebrating Easter this weekend.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to check our tweets, posts & blog entries for news. We’re really social & you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and, of course, here on Medium. We have also set up a mailing list, which we’ll use for announcing milestones, so hurry up to the website && subscribe, to make sure you’re getting all important announcement as-they-happen.

And of course, don’t forget to tweet, post & blog about #yapceu2016 (it’s the official event hashtag). Some of the most active promoters will be rewarded during the conference.

Next thing on our list is allowing conference attendees purchase their tickets, so stay close, we may start sales soon. :-)

On another note, we hope that you enjoy discovering the new website and that you find it easy to navigate and pleasant to use.

If you experience any problems logging in, registering, submitting your talk, or if you have any suggestions, please get in touch with us by emailing yapc@cluj.pm Start writing your talks, see you in August!

Vote your ❤ Keynote Speaker for YAPC:EUROPE 2016!

By Amalia Aida on 08/07/16 13:59


Thanks all for the wonderful keynote speaker suggestions, we’ve got quite the crowd here! Therefore, not to waste any more time…. Vote for keynote speakers is now open!

Choose your favorite & if you really want him or her to give a keynote at YAPC::Europe 2016, make some noise! Convince your friends to join you in this quest! You have approximately 2 weeks to make sure your proposal gets the spotlight & makes it to TOP 3!

We will choose TOP 3, possibly TOP 5! Go to the poll & cast your votes until January 16th!

Be a YAPC::EU 2016 Superhero

By Amalia Aida on 07/07/16 15:31


Last week, during our closing notes at Cluj.PM Event #9, we have officially launched the CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS for the upcoming YAPC::Europe. You all know by now it’s being held in Cluj-Napoca, on August 24–26, 2016.

Long story short, if you’d like to sign up as a volunteer, join the list & let us know what’s your superpower & what you’d like to do as a member of the #yapceu2016 crew. Whether it’s marketing & PR, catering, Wi-fi, conference dinner organization, or onsite volunteering, sign up to join.

We’re aiming for a pretty large team, as a lot of work needs to be done pre, during & post event..

Let’s create our #dreamteam & rock #yapceu2016!

YAPC::EUROPE 2016 dates && venue announced

By Amalia Aida on 07/07/16 15:20


The much awaited moment is here!
We’re super, super excited to announce everybody to SAVE THE DATE! It’s official, YAPC::EUROPE 2016 will be held on August 24–26th, 2016, in Transylvania! We’ve also arranged a really cool & central location, namely the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hațieganu” Cluj-Napoca: http://bit.ly/yapc-umf-2016 You’ll be here, right? Stay tuned!

European Perl Community, time to get involved!

By Amalia Aida on 06/07/16 16:47


A fine day for getting a head start with the YAPC::EUROPE 2016 organizing tasks, so before doing all the implementation, please help us design the look & feel of the next YAPC edition: http://bit.ly/yapceu2016-design Get involved & spread the word!

Cluj.PM in the News: YAPC::Europe 2016 coming to Cluj

By Amalia Aida on 17/11/15 16:26


Major European ‪Perl Conference to be hosted in ‪Cluj in 2016. The following article has been originally posted in Romanian & doesn’t have a translation currently.

“EXCLUSIV Clujul, încă un pas spre titlul de Silicon Valley al României: va găzdui YAPC, una dintre cele mai importante conferințe de IT din Europa

Conferința YAPC::Europe va fi organizată în premieră pentru România la Cluj, în 2016, iar în orașul de pe Someș sunt așteptate nume sonore din lumea IT-ului, în special a Perl (limbaj de programare — n.red.).

Ajunsă la cea de-a 16-a ediție, YAPC::Europe a ajuns la Cluj după ce echipa Cluj.pm a trimis o propunere comisiei de organizare, iar aceasta s-a decis să o accepte și a făcut anunțul la începutul conferinței de anul acesta, de la Granada, Spania.

Amalia Aida Pomian, event & community builder la Cluj.pm, a declarat pentru Vocea Transilvaniei că acest eveniment este centrat pe limbajul de programare Perl, însă subiectele abordate sunt dintre cele mai variate, de la UI (user interface — n.red.) la business, antreprenoriat, comunitate și alte limbaje de programare.

YAPC::Europe 2016 la Cluj e un succes imens, având în vedere faptul că un astfel de eveniment nu a fost niciodată găzduit de România. La YAPC participa nume sonore din lumea Perl-ului, de exemplu Larry Wall, creatorul acestui limbaj de programare, care a fost guest speaker la ultima editie Cluj.pm.

Citește și INTERVIU Larry Wall, unul dintre cei mai influenţi oameni din IT: „Clujul nu e Silicon Valley, dar e pe drumul cel bun”

Evenimentul va dura trei zile și va conține workshopuri, cursuri și hackatons, atât înainte cât și după conferință, iar la YAPC::Europa sunt așteptați programatori din toată Europa și aproximativ 60–70 de speakeri. La nivel mondial există YAPC::Europe, YAPC::NA (North America) YAPC::SA (South America), YAPC::Asia, YAPC::Russia și YAPC::Australia.

Cluj.pm, comunitatea locală formată în jurul limbajului de programare Perl a fost lansată cu 3 ani în urmă, în martie 2012, și în momentul de față este una dintre cele mai mari comunități tehnice din Cluj-Napoca, însumând aproximativ 200 membri. Perl, limbajul de programare creat de Larry Wall, a luat fiinţă în 1987 și este folosit în mod extensiv de către companii foarte mari”.