The attendees of the opening keynote of this years YAPC::NA will be treated to a visitation:
“being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away.”
This vagrant spirit will take us along a journey of Perl’s past, with visitations into history powered by legend and illusion.
Perl is twenty-five years old, and though many of us will know the history and elements of its illustrious evolution, few will have had it delivered as a monologue with the style associated with a moderately-crazed Brit from the wilds of Lancashire.
Mark Keating will take us on a journey through the “Time Vortex” to Perl’s humble beginnings and discuss the whole “Wibbly Wobbly” miasma that is the world of Perl. But this is a social event, and we are social people so there will be an element of the people on display and with luck a few Perl tales you may find new.
Join us for the first haunting and learn how we all got to be where we are now.
You can register here to let us know you’ll be coming: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2013/main