16/11/09 19:17 by Andrew Shitov (ash)
This is the last and the most important newsletter :-)
I'd like to invite all of you to the preconference meeting.
Date: 20 November.
Place: Lido's "Alus Seta" in the Old City.
It is one of the places of "Lido" net, located close to the venue. Cafe's address and the map are here: http://lido.lv/eng/companies/catering_companies/beer_garden/. We have the table reserved for 6 p.m., and they are open untill 01:00 in the night.
The cafe is called "Alus Seta" in Latvian ("beer garden"), non-smoking room.
Call me +372 59-93-53-57 if you are lost there.
And please let me know if you are going to come, just to be sure there will be enough place in the alus seta.
13/11/09 19:50 by Andrew Shitov (ash)
It is only one week left before the first Baltic Perl Workshop in Riga. Here is some more information about the workshop.
The schedule is ready, and we have a set of talks, which are nicely fit into three topics: Perl in use, Perl and SQL and Perl 6. At the end of the day there will be a lightning talk session. There are free slots there and you may still submit a lightning talk on a website: http://event.perl.lv/baltic2009/newtalk.
We start at 10 a. m. in "Kampenhauzens" conference room in Konventa hotel.
10:00 Andrew Shitov (ash) - Foreword
Perl in use
10:20 Jeremiah Foster (jeremiah) - Modern Perl
11:00 Alex Kapranoff (kappa) - Going async
11:20 Erwan Lemonnier (R1) - Writing unix daemons with Working::Daemon
11:40 Andrew Shitov (ash) - Perl and Wolfram|Alpha
12:00 Coffee break (30 min)
Perl and SQL
12:30 Erwan Lemonnier (R1) - Decoupling sql code from perl code using named queries
12:50 Anton Berezin (Grrrr) - Decoupling sql code from perl code using perl code :-)
13:30 Reserved (TBA)
13:50 Lunch (90 min)
15:20 Andrew Shitov (ash) - On the way to Perl 6++
15:40 Jonathan Worthington (jnthn) - Solved In Perl 6
16:20 Carl Mäsak (masak) - I'm a strange loop
17:00 Lightning Talks (30 min)
Please feel free to ask any questions via e-mail of phone +372 59-93-53-57.
If you know people who would like to attend the workshop but are afraid registering online, ask them to come without registration.
A couple of details about the "Konventa" hotel.
1) They have free Wi-Fi in the rooms.
2) Carl Masak found out that they offer a special price if you stay for three nights, it may be cheaper even that the special reduced price for the attendees.
Baltic Perl Workshop online: http://perl.lv
See you in Riga!
18/10/09 10:30 by Andrew Shitov (ash)
It is about a month left before the first Baltic Perl Workshop. It is
to happen on 21st of November this year. This letter is intended to
tell you that there are no changes :-) The venue is ready and the
weather has been requested.
If you are going to stay in Konventa hotel (where we've got the
venue), make sure you ask for a discount when booking the room. The
hotel has offered a special price of 50 EUR per night for those who
attend the workshop.
If you are not the speaker yet, please consider the possibility to
submit a talk proposal at event.perl.lv/baltic2009/newtalk. It
will give the opportunity for hundreds of people to see your talk
later on yapc.tv.
The venue is located in the Old City (called "Vecriga" in Latvian). To
get there from the airport you can buy a taxi voucher of fixed price 9
Lats (LVL) at green desk near the exit of the airport. Note that if
you travel with AirBaltic, you may buy these vouchers (as many as you
need) during the flight with lower price of 8 LVL. 1 LVL is approx.
1.4 EUR. The voucher is valid for traveling within Riga including the
If you have any questions or proposals please contact me. There will
also work the phone +372 59-93-53-57 closer to the dates of the event.
See you at the workshop, and do ask your friends to come.