Your talks, which are the main content and treasure of our conference, are all thanks to you. So here are the information and link below to talk submission form:
Theme: Community. Language. Software
Call for talks is open and lasts until
30th of April 14th of May.
We have extended our "Call" until the 14th of May:
we need more Lightning talks,
dozen more Perl talks,
and a few more Koha talks,
and we're open for general IT topics (DevOps, Lunix tools, Databases, Clouds, and, of course, AI).
Let us help you focus on your talk topic to best align with the interests of the community. Consider that we are open to assisting you with any questions about improving your talk and adjusting it this time to the unusual but winning combination of Koha and Perl topics.
We will have one separate talks stream for Koha (and it is important that we should have it more user-targeted), and a few "main YAPC-style" streams for Perl and IT-technologies, as always geeky and Perl-universe or Perl-developers life-related.
Note for Perl (YAPC) people about Koha:
Koha, the free and open source library system software, is one of the most vibrant Perl projects around. Koha is used by thousands of libraries, big and small, all around the world. It uses the whole Perl technology stack, so all tech-related things around Perl are the things on which Koha is based. If you are a Koha software specialist, you are a Perl specialist. If you are a Perl specialist, you may become a Koha specialist!
But the Koha community is more than a software specialist. As libraries need software developers, the developers need the librarians, and we all need a common vision about the future development of Koha, and the underlying technologies.
Note for Koha- people about Perl:
Perl, our beloved language on which Koha created, and all accompanying technologies Perl developers live in, all fully fit in all technical topics of Koha development, improvement, design, speed, and generally the life of a "tech-expert who develops Koha". I.e. Perl community talks usually same things any Koha developer will talk about with somewhat "100% overlap": like Linux, SQL, ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ, Memcached, DevOps, Testing and CI/CD, general programming, refactoring, and efficiency, yet even more specific Perl's such as CPAN, Mojolicious, PSGI/Plack.
We ask our community to submit their proposals on the following topics: Koha, Perl, General IT/YAPC:
- Advanced Perl topics, including language features, development tools, debugging techniques, and testing strategies
- The use of Perl in DevOps and other IT roles, including automation and deployment strategies
- The intersection of Perl with other trending AI topics, and how Perl can be used in AI development and applications
General IT (usual YAPC-topics):
- Complementary or base-level tools used in Perl and Koha development, such as databases, web frameworks, and version control systems
- Design, usability, and other topics relevant to the development and usage processes of Perl and Koha
- Soft skills for IT professionals and individuals working with technologies
- The use of AI tools in daily work routines, with a focus on how they can be used in conjunction with Perl and Koha development and applications
Koha (users- oriented and dev- topics):
- Koha in the library: best practices, tips, hacks, and grievances
- Koha software development, especially related to integrations with other systems
- The future of MARC and Linked Open Data in Koha
- Upcoming or requested development of Koha features: which ones? Proposals, progress, and collaboration opportunities
We encourage submissions on these topics and welcome any related proposals.
More help and hints about submission formats and needed info we want to have from you you will find in the form below.
Although the deadline has passed, we are still accepting talk proposals to "late submission waiting list", so you can submit your talk proposal and we will contact you if we will have a place for your talk.
If you encounter complications or issues when submitting the form above, please feel free to send talk proposal following up the form structure by email to email@example.com email address and we will help you to register.