The tickets for this year’s YAPC::Asia have just gone on sale. The conference will held in Tokyo on the 15th and 16th of October with pre-conference events on the 14th. The theme is “Welcome Perl”, and the guests speakers are Larry Wall, Jesse Vincent, and Miyagawa Tatsuhiko.
Most of the Perl grassroots conferences use the ACT system for running their events, but this year YAPC::Asia has decided not to use it. I don’t know why they made this decision but I am missing the functionality. I like seeing who else has registered for a conference and even though I don’t think that the ACT wiki is great, it’s certainly better than no wiki.
One of the reasons I’m writing this post it to let a friend know when the conference is running, as he hadn’t been able to work that out from the web-site. The information is there but you have to scroll down to find it, when you expect the dates to be somewhere near the top of the page.
For the past couple of years YAPC::Asia has been the most attended YAPC and it could sell out, so I know that it’s important to buy tickets as soon as possible. The ticket for both days costs only 4,000 円 ($47, £30), but speakers don’t have to pay and I don’t know if I will submit a talk or not. Last night I began to submit a lightning talk but I had problems with translation and decided to give myself a bit more time to to think about it. The concept of speaking in Japanese fills me with dread, but I’m not sure it’s anymore dread than I usually feel at the thought of speaking, so I may well give it a go.