From guest contributor Matt Trout:
YAPC::NA isn’t just about the main conference programme - there’s often
things that get organised on the fly by attendees because somebody comes
up with an idea, or because they want to try somewhere new for lunch.
In order to make sure you don’t miss out - and to find out if somebody
has found the power cable you accidentally left in the lobby - it’s worth
keeping in touch.
To do that, there are two key resources -
1) The mailing list:
2) The IRC channel:
#yapc on irc.perl.org (which allows mibbit.com if you have no client)
The mailing list tends to be used for “hey, does anybody fancy doing
X later?” ideas, and the IRC channel for “hey, does anybody fancy doing
X right now?” but that’s more down to the technology than any enforcement.
These will help you get the most out of your YAPC - and to find the
people involved in http://act.yapcna.org/2012/wiki?node=HallwayPlusPlus
if you’re wanting to met new people while you’re here too!