Linode helped to sponsor YAPC|10 this year, and a few of us attended the conference in Pittsburgh, PA. It was really great to meet many of the influential and contributing members of the Perl community. Surprisingly, a fair number of Linode customers also attended, so that was great to put faces to the names.
We got to hang out with the likes of Larry Wall, met some of our very own IRC channel personalities like Yaakov, and even had a VIP tour of Heinz/Steeler’s Stadium. We really enjoyed our time in Pittsburgh, too – it’s a great city.
We came equipped with some promotional items (t-shirts) which went like hotcakes. Everyone seemed to really appreciate our presence there, and we liked being able to give out some free swag. It was good times all around.
A big shout out to The Perl Foundation, the speakers, and the four organizers of YAPC: Rob Blackwell, Casey West, Tom Moertel, and Dan Wright. You guys did a great job – thanks for all your hard work.
We’ll definitely be sponsoring and attending next year’s YAPC, rumored to be in Columbus, OH. Mark your calendars.