Announcing the First YAPC::EU 2016 Keynote Speakers

By Amalia Aida (‎amalia‎) 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