|James E Keenan
|Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] Conference in the Cloud Newsletter
|Most of you know that the Perl Conference in Houston has been postponed
to June 2021. What you may not know is that we're having a "Conference
in the Cloud" instead during the days originally scheduled for TPC.
Some excerpts from conference newsletter #3 are below, but first ...
If you didn't get that newsletter, it's because you haven't signed up
for it (or for its version for earlier years' conferences). Please do
yourself a favor and sign up for the (low-volume) newsletter at:
Call for Talks - DUE May 02, 2020 00:01 UTC
Our second and final round of talk submissions ends May 2 at 00:01 UTC.
Submit your new talk topics or expansions to past talks!
https://www.papercall.io/tpc20cic. Since this is an online conference,
we will not accept talks for which there are existing recordings unless
the submitter plans to significantly change them for this conference.
About the Conference in the Cloud
In 2020 we’ll be hosting a special virtual conference on June 24 - 26.
The 2020 Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud uses hashtag #TPRCiC, so
if you see #TPRCiC around on social media, that’s our tag for the
At the Conference in the Cloud, expect to see Perl and Raku
presentations. Core presentation topics in the past have included Perl 5
and Perl 6 (now Raku) and organizers are hopeful to continue the same
way moving forward. The Conference in the Cloud, just like The Perl and
Raku Conference, is organized and run by volunteers. Presentations are
also given by volunteers. The presentations at the conference will be
submitted during our Call For Presentations (CFP) and selected by
organizers who volunteer to be on our talks-committee. We plan to have 2
or more tracks at this event with presentations (20-50 minutes long) on
a variety of technical topics throughout each day.
Attendees who want to interact live with speakers and other attendees
(during BOFs, panels, and Q&A) will need to pay a minor registration fee
of $10.00. The $10.00 fee is inclusive of the entire event. This fee
will help secure a safe event, and help cover the minor costs of hosting it.
Anticipated Conference Time
In order to accomodate the most time zones possible, we have decided to
go with 11AM to 6PM EDT or 15:00 to 22:00 UTC. You can use this world
clock meeting planner to visualize what this looks like for your time zone.
The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud (TPRCiC) is going to be an
online, interactive event hosted on the Zoom platform. The broadcast
will be recorded and streamed simultaneously to YouTube.
The conference organizers had a few goals in mind when selecting an
online platform to host the Conference in the Cloud. The selected
platform needed to have easy-to-use tools for administrators, as well as
participants of all technical levels. It needed to offer operating
support not only for macOS and Windows, but also for Linux operating
systems. Given the planning time constraints and nature of the
conference, organizers decided a ready out of the box solution is the
It is known that there are security and privacy concerns with the Zoom
platform. TPRCiC organizers are going to do their best to set the
platform up as safely as possible, while Zoom continues to improve the
security of their platform. TPRCiC will be configured so that only the
presenter has ability to talk and present. All others will be muted and
will need to request access to speak (to ask a question or make a
comment) or share video.
Access to the interactive conference on Zoom will only be granted to
people who register in advance, agree to the Code of Conduct, and pay a
$10 registration fee for the whole conference. Presentations will be
streamed live to YouTube so those who can’t pay the fee or won’t use
Zoom, can still access most conference content. BOFs will not be
available on YouTube.
Be part of it all - Organizer spots open!
Planning for Conference in the Cloud is underway and we could use more
help! It’s not too late to join us in planning this event! Planning
takes place on TPF Slack and scheduled video meetings. If you would like
an invite, email admin-at-perlconference.us to volunteer. You can help
frame the conference! Volunteers Needed We need the following volunteers
to successfully run this event:
Room Hosts - Coordinate speakers and manage the live stream to YouTube
Room moderators - Monitor the chat and help coordinate audience
Sponsor Coordinator - Seeks and works with sponsors for the event.
BOF coordinator - We plan to schedule BOFs in advance this year.
How to Reach #TPRCiC Organizers
Visit our website: https://perlconference.us/tpc-2020-cloud/
Follow us on Twitter: -at-PerlConferences
Like us on Facebook: The Perl Foundation (-at-tpf.perl)
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