[northwestengland.pm] LPW2010: Newsletter 4: Faire Sponsors & Bingo

Mark Keating m.keating at shadowcat.co.uk
Wed Oct 27 10:39:45 GMT 2010

In this Newsletter:

1. A Word on our sponsors
2. The Job Faire
3. Lightning Talk Bingo!
4. Talk Submissions and Registration

1. A Word on our Sponsors
This years London Perl Workshop is shaping up to be a great event and 
that is due in no small part to the sponsors of the event. In the past 
few weeks several new sponsors have joined up for the event. A full list 
of our current sponsors is:

Proud sponsors of the workshop for many years and organisers of the 
after-event pub, make sure you grab Martin Brooks by the hand and shake 
vigorously (or perhaps subscribe to his excellent product).

New to the LPW but familair to anyone who has attended a YAPC::EU, 
Booking.com are proud sponsors of the Perl community and we welcome them 
to the conference. Booking.com will be attending the Job Faire.

:Bytemark Hosting
Returning to LPW this year is the geek-lovers at :Bytemark Hosting, if 
you want a reliable, knowledgeable hosting company then you should go no 
further than :Bytemark.

Enlightened Perl Organisation
Sponsoring the LPW once again and this year providing business services 
(accounts and invoicing) free of charge to make a smooth running event.

Magnum Solutions
Dave Cross at Magnum Solutions will once again be conducting training at 
the workshop. Dave is a respected member of the community and a trainer 
who commands respect so a free training session is always a big bonus 
and Dave will once again be delivering the goods.

Returning to the LPW for another year are the great bunch of chaps at 
Nestoria. Once again they will be awarding prizes at the end of the 
conference for the best speaker/best presentation etc., so the challenge 
is on to entertain the best and win a great prize from Nestoria. 
Nestoria will be attending the Job Faire.

New to the LPW is OPUSVL, if you see JJ at the conference then you 
should seek him out and talk to him about Enterprise Solutions. OpusVL 
will be attending the Job Faire.

Science Photo Library
Also new to the LPW is the Science Photo Library, if you need an image 
of high quality with a scientific basis then this is a must visit site. 
Also it is fun to browse the extensive and high-quality collection.

Shadowcat Systems
Keen supporters of the Perl community and providers of infrastructure 
and sponsorship to a range of Perl-related activities and events. SCSYS 
are also a specialist consultancy and software development house and are 
once again providing sponsorship and time for the organisational aspects 
of the LPW.

University of Westminster
Our proud hosts and excellent supporters of the Perl Community. We are 
once again grateful to be hosted by the Department of Electronic, 
Communication and Software Engineering.

Returning again this year are Venda who will be providing generous 
support to our after-event activities and in-conference events. Venda 
are consistent sponsors of the LPW and we welcome them back again this 
year. Venda will be attending the Job Faire.

WCN are first-time sponsors of the LPW and have generously contributed 
to the prizes for the Lightning Talk Bingo (see below). WCN will be 
attending the Job Faire.

2. The Job Faire
This year we will be hosting a Job Faire for those sponsors who are 
seeking Perl Developers or offering internships with their companies. If 
you know of any company who is hiring Perl Developers and wish to use 
this opportunity to approach some very talented Perl programmers then 
please have them contact Mark as soon as possible.

3. Lightning Talk Bingo!
The wonderful and innovative Mr Edmund von der Burg will this year be 
running a new game designed to fit smoothly (I hope) into the events of 
the day. it is curiously titled Lightening Talk Bingo and will be run, 
without any great surprise, during the Lightening Talks. There will be 
prizes awarded during the bingo and if it works as a concept it may be 
repeated at other great and august events. If of course it is a total 
failure we can all point and laugh at Edmund, so there really is no loss 

Prizes to be announced, probably along with more details on the bingo.

4. Talk Submissions and Registration
Just to remind you that the last date for talk submissions is the 12th 
November which is only a fortnight away so make sure you register/sign 
up/submit as soon as you can. There are still no clear front runners for 
the coveted place of Keynote talk. It could be your presentation that is 
For everyone else remember to register for the conference as early as 
possible as it gives us a good indication of numbers for sponsorship 
items and events.

As always, your humble organiser,

-Mark (mdk)

[1] We should actually be thanking and applauding Edmund for his 
innovation and enthusiasm to make a better event for all.


The conference will be held on Saturday 4th December at the University 
of Westminster's New Cavendish Campus. Please visit the website below 
for more information and don't forget to log in/register for the 

Conference Website: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/
Location: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/location.html
Registration Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/main
New User Log in: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/register

This year's theme is Perl Flavours. Unlike previous years the keynote 
will be decided from the most appropriate 40 minute talk that best fits 
this theme. The proposal deadline is 12th November and speakers will be 
informed on the 15th November. See:

Submissions: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/lpw2010/newtalk

For all information, queries, please contact m.keating(at)shadowcat.co.uk.

Mark Keating BA (Hons)          |  Writer, Photographer, Cat-Herder
Managing Director               |  Shadowcat Systems Limited
Director/Secretary              |  Enlightened Perl Organisation
co-Leader                       |  North West England Perl Mongers
http://www.shadowcat.co.uk      |  http://www.enlightenedperl.org
http://northwestengland.pm.org  |  http://linkedin.com/in/markkeating

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