YAPC::Israel::2004
The Second Perl Conference in Israel
Organized by the
Israeli Perl Mongers

General

The previous Perl conference in Israel, YAPC::Israel::2003, was highly successful, attracting more than 100 participants from all over Israel and a few from abroad. The positive feedback which followed this successful one-day conference, and the growing importance of the Israeli Perl Mongers as a meeting place and forum for discussion for students, practitioners and researchers interested in the Perl programming language, have encouraged us to start to organize another conference for 2004, including regular length talks and longer tutorials.

Call for Participation

The Perl programming language is widely used by thousands of practitioners for various purposes in the Israeli hi-tech industry, in research institutes and in many other places. Perl is a language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It's also a good language for many system management tasks. The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal). This extremely practical and flexible programming language has grown to be more than yet another tool to get the job done - it has become a practice which encourages large communities of users to group together for mutual help in Perl related topics and for fun. The Israeli Perl mongers are a good example for such a community.
It is the aim of this conference to bring together practitioners, scholars, students, programmers, researchers and managers from different areas to discuss their views on various aspects of the Perl programming language, to share knowledge and to have fun while doing so.
We therefore invite contributions from all fields on topics related to Perl. The YAPC::Israel::2004 organizing committee invites proposals for foundational, introductory, and advanced lectures, presentations and lightning talks on a wide range of topics in the following (but not limited to) fields:

	Biotechnology
	Database Connectivity
	Embedding Perl
	Extending Perl
	Functional Programming
	Interoperability (CORBA, .NET, etc.)
	Network Programming
	Object Oriented Programming
	Perl 6
	Perl Success Stories
	Regular Expressions
	Server Programming
	System Administration
	Testing
	Tips and Tricks
	Verification
	Web Programming

Conference Structure

This one day conference will include lectures (ranging in length from 5 to 90 minutes) and tutorials (up to 3 hours long).
Types of lectures:

Tutorials should be longer and more in-depth than ordinary lectures, regardless of the level (foundational, introductory or advanced).

Location and Time

The conference date has been set to February 26, 2004.
The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya has kindly agreed to host the conference. For directions (in Hebrew) on how to get to the center and a map, see the center's directions page.

Call for Sponsorship

YAPC::Israel::2004 is still in need of sponsors for the conference and satellite activities. The direct contact for sponsorship is Leah Siegel:
leah@pti.co.il

Local Organizing Committee

Gabor Szabo   <gabor@perl.org.il>         054-624648
Shlomo Yona   <shlomo.yona@perl.org.il>
Offer Kaye    <offer.kaye@perl.org.il>
Leah Siegel   <leah@pti.co.il>   08-9716380