|European Perl Conference In Glasgow, Massive Summer Event|
|Written by Nikos Vaggalis|
|Monday, 25 June 2018|
Yes, with more than 50 talks, workshops and networking events, YAPCEU:: 2018 promises to be massive. Not everything will be strictly about Perl 5 and 6, sessions on ethics, career building and recruiting are also included.
Breaking away from the technical aspects, the conference is also revolving around ethics, diversity in tech and just being plainly honest, with the first keynote "Discourse Without Drama", presented by Ruth Holloway (GeekRuthie), to set the scene with a talk on the pain experienced as a result of trolling or having discussions that involve exaggerated dramatic statements and how to go about them.
That's not the only talk on ethics however, as there's the "You’re Not Wanted Here! (How design decisions can make your application discriminatory)" and "I don't want to be an asshole anymore" too. This goes to show the warmth surrounding the Perl community and makes clear that the "The Perl programming language community's" Silver sponsoring of the other forthcoming (July 13th) COED:ETHICS summit on practical tech ethics is not just mere coincidence.
In case these extremely interesting topics and people haven't whetted your appetite yet, there's still the outlook of visiting a beautiful venue and a beautiful city, that of Glasgow. The Studio, which hosts the event, looks absolutely stunning and offers every necessity a world class meeting would demand. Located in the centre of Glasgow offers a great opportunity to wander around town. In fact the organizer's informative website refers to several city and travel guides for the aspiring tourist.
So if you want to spend your time creatively and at the same time get up to speed with the latest trends on the tech front too, because let's face it, Conferences nowdays are considered a form of life long education, look no further than Scotland for August 13th - 17th.
As an ending note, I'd like to point out that the recent string of Perl conferences (Perl Toolchain Summit, The Perl Conference in Salt Lake City, Nordic Perl Workshop & Mojoconf, Dutch and Swiss Perl Workshops etc) as well as the frequency they take place, are definite indicators of the strong interest in all things Perl, starkly contrasting the reports of imminent doom and catastrophe. So, don't believe the hype, embrace the now, embrace the future, join YAPC::EU 2018!
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