The YAPC::NA schedule has been announced. The "Perl 6" track of tuesday reads very nice, with talks from TimToady+dconway on the language, pmichaud on Parrot/Perl6, and gaal on Pugs internals.
Amusingly, without pre-coordination, the talk titles from merlyn+bdfoy, nothingmuch and me reads as a coherent whole: first "Learning Perl 6", then "Compiling Perl 6", then finally "Deploying Perl 6". :-)
Aside from the Perl 6 track, Tuesday also sees many talks on #perl6-inspired technologies applicable to the CPAN world: Stevan on Moose.pm, the object model implementation for Perl6-on-perl5; Ingy on Module::Compile, the magic behind v6.pm; and gaal on the Pugs testing system -- you too can set up a smoke-server for your Perl 5 projects in no time.
Wednesday is #parrot-focused: we have talks on Parsing, Testing and Targetting Parrot, as well as Allison's talk on Punie that puts all of them into use to implement Perl 1. Woot!
So far 18 people has signed up for the post-conference hackathon, making it the largest Perl 6 hackathon to date. After July 1, several lambdacamels will relocate to Boston to continue hacking; if you'll be around Boston during July 2~6, feel free to leave a note in the Hackathon wiki page.
Prior to YAPC::NA, I'm also going to Nordic Perl Workshop in June 15/16; sadly I cannot stay there for a Hackathon, as on June 20 I'll visit Erik Meijer (known for LINQ, Parsec, HSP, HaskellDB, LtU rants, etc.) at Redmond, and give two talks there on Perl 6 and Pugs.
Erik is known for advocating static where possible and dynamic where needed, as well as for reconcilling multiple paradigms. His new ICFP'06 paper, Confessions of a used Programming Language salesman (getting the masses hooked on Haskell), is an excellent read; it outlines many of the same issues the Perl 6 design team is dealing with, on how to (in TimToady's words) provide -- but hide -- the fancy stuff. It's indeed very challenging, but also lots of fun! :-)
audrey - i sincerely hope you will make your presentations available to us all online. i understand if there is some requirement that online publication not happen until the conference has ended.
Posted by: grumpY! | 2006.04.27 at 11:26 PM
grumpY: The latest presentation files is always available under http://pugscode.org/, and I'll link to new audio/video files from the journal's "Podcast" section.
Posted by: Audrey T | 2006.04.28 at 12:15 AM
Boston Hackathon: Starting on the 6th, not ending on the 6th, no?h
Posted by: Jesse | 2006.04.28 at 11:52 AM
"nevermind" I've been corrected ;)
Posted by: Jesse | 2006.04.28 at 11:58 AM