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Lunch – Wednesday June 25

All conference attendees are on their own for lunch today as usual.

This is a forward from The Double Tree Hotel Restaurant:

Today’s lunch was well attended and I believe our guests were very satisfied. Like I told you, our dining room only holds about 80 seats and that is right about how many folks we had.

For tomorrow, we will once again offer our lunch buffet, with the menu being the following:

  • A wide assortment of fresh salad bar items
  • Chef’s soup of the day
  • Glazed Pork Loin
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Mashed Potaotes
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Chef’s Dessert Table
  • Soft Drinks.

Thanks again, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

The price is $12.95.

Evening activities for Tuesday 2014-06-24

There are many activities this evening for YAPC participants (and friends) to attend.

The last event (Guest Keynote Charlie Stross) will be over at 6:00 PM. Everyone is on their own for Dinner if they choose, though there will be food served later tonight.

At 7:00 PM,  Game Night will be on Floor 2 where dinner was served last night. Fajitas, including a vegan option will be available.

At 10:00 PM, The Bad Movie Night BOF will meet at a location TBD. Those interested can gather by the elevators on floor 2. If you’re late, try #yapc or the mailing list to find out where the event is meeting.

We are also working on the internet issue  it’s mostly an AT&T problem and they are proving difficult to work with. #damnitstevan

Lunch – Tuesday June 24

All conference attendees are on their own for lunch today as usual.

This is a forward from The Double Tree Hotel Restaurant:

Today’s lunch was well attended and I believe our guests were very satisfied. Like I told you, our dining room only holds about 80 seats and that is right about how many folks we had.

For tomorrow, we will once again offer our lunch buffet, with the menu being the following:

A wide assortment of fresh salad bar items

  • Chef’s soup of the day
  • Teriyaki Chicken with roasted pineapple
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Seasoned white rice
  • Snap Peas with Red Peppers
  • Chef’s Dessert Table
  • Soft Drinks.

Thanks again, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

The price is $12.95.

The VIP Mixer today has moved.

The VIP Mixer today has been moved to The Summerlin room, on the second floor of the venue.

Join us for our annual VIP Reception.

The Perl community, along with its exceptional sponsor Linode, will be hosting the annual VIP Reception. VIP—Very Important to Perl—focuses on first- and second-time attendees of YAPC.

Neophytes are VIPs in the Perl community, and those of us who have been around are grateful to see you joining our community. So please join us. Whether you’ve been using Perl for 20 years (in which case you are a host) or 20 months (in which case you are an honored guest) please come and meet the people you’ve heard of but never seen. The CPAN authors, and the users of your modules.

This is a special opportunity to connect to the Perl community and everyone is invited.

http://www.yapcna.org/yn2014/wiki?node=VIPMixer

Lunch – Monday June 23

All conference attendees are on their own for lunch.

This is a forward from The Double Tree Hotel Restaurant:


As you know, the YAPC group has no planned lunch event today. We have

been informed by our main meeting planner clients that most attendees

will want to venture off property during lunch to get something local

and / or familiar.

Still, that could potentially leave a number of attendees who prefer

to stay at our hotel during lunch. For these folks, we will be setting

up a Healthy and Hearty Lunch Buffet in our restaurant’s dining room.

Today’s menu will include:

  • A wide assortment of fresh salad bar items.
  • Chef’s soup of the day
  • London Broil
  • Penne Marinara
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef’s Dessert Table
  • Soft Drinks.

The price is $12.95.

Our restaurant seats no more than 80 guests.

We would love to see you later 🙂

Class cancelled — YAPC::NA Training — Effective Testing

Due to Untimely Illness, Curtis “Ovid” Poe will not be able to attend YAPC or teach the training course on Sunday. We are working with Crowd Tilt to provide a refund.

https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/yapcna-training-effective-testing

John “genehack” Anderson will be doing an impromptu discussion about testing at 2:30 in the Osceola room. All are welcome to join.

 

Early Bird Registration Payments extended!

We are extending the $150 Early Bird Registration price by a week. The Early Bird Registration will close after March 7th 2014.

Background

The Early Bird pricing was always intended to reflect the “risk” that attendees make registering and planning before the actual talks are announced. As such the rates were supposed to go up at the end of the accepted talk announcements.

However people might have noticed our rolling acceptances didn’t start rolling until after the deadline. An unfortunate collision of time and work happened to our organizers in charge of the talk acceptances. Additionally one day this week, the application which manages registrations and payments for us was offline for several hours. Fortunately this is an exceedingly rare experience for us, but out of fairness all around, it seemed appropriate to extend registration for this purpose as well.

The combination of these events, and the desire to keep to the meaning of the Early Bird discount, means that we need to push the Early Bird Registration deadline back a week.

-Chris Prather

Lead Organizer YAPC::NA 2014