YAPC::Europe 2013. Week minus 27. Current progress

Time definitely flies. We're almost the half way towards our journey's destination -- YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev. Here is a quick wrap-up of the current progress and the future plans.

Venue and dates

In December we've signed up a venue contract and settled the dates: 12-14 August of 2013.

Infrustructure

We've set up and opened the website http://yapc.eu/2013. We try to keep it nice looking and updated.

Announcements

We've been announcing the conference at every conference/workshop we've been to: OSDN, Provectus IT. Expert Day: Modern Perl, Saint Perl, FOSDEM and almost every Kiev.pm meeting :)

Media

Slowly but surely we are starting the campaign of announcing the conference through various websites and media interested in open source and programming in general, without limiting us only to the Perl resources. If you want to help promoting the conference, let us know!

Guest Speakers

We're contacting several Perl hackers and negotiating their visits to Kiev.

River Cruise

We've found the big enough ship for the attendees and working towards signing the contract with the cruise company. This is going to be fun!

Partners Programme

Yes, we are doing this. This means you don't have to leave your partner at home, bring them to Kiev too!

Sponsors

We've contacted over 40 companies and individuals who could be interested in sponsoring a Perl event. So far we've received a little bit more than 20 answers, 9 of them were positive. If you or your company got an email from us, please, tell us something! No is still a good answer :)

A big THANK YOU to everyone who is helping us making this conference possible. If you want to support Perl and its community, please join the club!

Current Statistics

We have over 90 registered members and 5 sponsors so far. Thank you all!

Early Bird and Send-a-Newbie programme

Save yourself some euros by buying a ticket before the 1st of April. And if you still cannot afford the ticket, take a look at the Send-a-Newbie programme and see if you can apply.

Future

More attendees, more media, more sponsors and more awesomeness!

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