A short while back, I wrote about Dyn going to YAPC::NA 2011 and while the conference has come and gone, I’m still feeling the energy I picked up from attending it.
The YAPC conferences are a great chance for members of the Perl community to gather and exchange ideas, presenting companies like ours with the opportunity to learn new things and give back to the community.
There were great talks and chance meetings in the hallways with many wonderful people and the few Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions I attended were exciting with projects moving forward because of them.
An example: ACT (the conference management toolkit used to organize YAPC::NA 2011) has been moved into GitHub and new features have already been added. We came up with a large list of To Do’s at the BOF session we’ll be churning out and we’re always looking for willing contributors to help out.
The Perl community is still strong and full of great people and because of that, Dyn is off to another Perl conference this fall – the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop on October 8-9. We’re very excited to be both attending this event and sponsoring it. If you’re in the area (and even if you’re not) you should make your way to the conference.
You will have the chance to meet amazing people, learn new and exciting things and become a part of a great community. Hope to see you there!
Matthew Horsfall is an application developer at Dyn, an IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) leader that features a full suite of enterprise DNS and email delivery services. Follow on Twitter: (@mhorsfall and @DynInc).