Be a YAPC::EU 2016 Superhero

Last week, during our closing notes at Cluj.PM Event #9, we have officially launched the CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS for the upcoming YAPC::Europe. You all know by now it’s being held in Cluj-Napoca, on August 24-26, 2016. 

Long story short, if you’d like to sign up as a volunteer, join the list & let us know what's your superpower & what you’d like to do as a member of the #yapceu2016 crew. Whether it’s marketing & PR, catering, Wi-fi, conference dinner organization, or onsite volunteering, sign up to join.

We’re aiming for a pretty large team, as a lot of work needs to be done pre, during & post event.

Let’s create our #dreamteam & rock #yapceu2016!


Hey, Speaker: Join Cluj.PM #9! Yes, YOU!

Cluj.PM is back in town! After getting back from YAPC::EU 2015, we have a hell of a lot to celebrate: bringing YAPC::EU 2016 to Cluj doesn't happen every day, so let's get together for another round of Perl talks & a social event afterwards on November 19th, 2015, at our usual meeting place: City Plaza Ballroom.

So who's our Guest Speaker? Cluj Community, meet Andrew Shitov, organizer of more than 30 Perl events in the Cyrillic territory and a couple of YAPC::Europe, Riga and Kiev.

And who are the other speakers? Well, YOU, so we'd like to hear from you as soon as possible!

If you are interested in giving a talk, you should know that your topics may cover anything related to Perl development, entrepreneurship, UI, business, devops, and why not, even other related programing languages! Be creative and surprise us with some really special talk proposals. We know you have it in YOU!

Now back to the administrative details, please submit your talk (topic, description and duration of your presentation) by sending an email to Amalia ( by October 15th, 2015. Please keep in mind that there are three types of talk slots: 40 minutes, 20 minutes and 5 minutes (lightning talks)

All the approved speakers will be notified by October 19th, 2015. For details and updates, please visit:, our Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Meetup pages.


European Perl Community, time to get involved!

A fine day for getting a head start with the YAPC::EUROPE 2016 organizing tasks, so before doing all the implementation, please help us design the look & feel of the next YAPC edition: Get involved & spread the word! #yapceu2016 #perl #conference

Read More... in the News

Major European ‪Perl Conference to be hosted in ‪Cluj in 2016. The following article has been originally posted in Romanian & doesn't have a translation currently.

"EXCLUSIV Clujul, încă un pas spre titlul de Silicon Valley al României: va găzdui YAPC, una dintre cele mai importante conferințe de IT din Europa

Conferința YAPC::Europe va fi organizată în premieră pentru România la Cluj, în 2016, iar în orașul de pe Someș sunt așteptate nume sonore din lumea IT-ului, în special a Perl (limbaj de programare –

Ajunsă la cea de-a 16-a ediție, YAPC::Europe a ajuns la Cluj după ce echipa a trimis o propunere comisiei de organizare, iar aceasta s-a decis să o accepte și a făcut anunțul la începutul conferinței de anul acesta, de la Granada, Spania.

Amalia Aida Pomian, event & community builder la, a declarat pentru Vocea Transilvaniei că acest eveniment este centrat pe limbajul de programare Perl, însă subiectele abordate sunt dintre cele mai variate, de la UI (user interface – la business, antreprenoriat, comunitate și alte limbaje de programare.

YAPC::Europe 2016 la Cluj e un succes imens, având în vedere faptul că un astfel de eveniment nu a fost niciodată găzduit de România. La YAPC participa nume sonore din lumea Perl-ului, de exemplu Larry Wall, creatorul acestui limbaj de programare, care a fost guest speaker la ultima editie

Citește și INTERVIU Larry Wall, unul dintre cei mai influenţi oameni din IT: „Clujul nu e Silicon Valley, dar e pe drumul cel bun”

Evenimentul va dura trei zile și va conține workshopuri, cursuri și hackatons, atât înainte cât și după conferință, iar la YAPC::Europa sunt așteptați programatori din toată Europa și aproximativ 60-70 de speakeri. La nivel mondial există YAPC::Europe, YAPC::NA (North America) YAPC::SA (South America), YAPC::Asia, YAPC::Russia și YAPC::Australia., comunitatea locală formată în jurul limbajului de programare Perl a fost lansată cu 3 ani în urmă, în martie 2012, și în momentul de față este una dintre cele mai mari comunități tehnice din Cluj-Napoca, însumând aproximativ 200 membri. Perl, limbajul de programare creat de Larry Wall, a luat fiinţă în 1987 și este folosit în mod extensiv de către companii foar"




Thank you, Perl Community!

Hello Perl Community!

In case you missed DrForr's posts (Jeff Goff) & updates about him being on the mend, he's now being discharged & well enough to fly back home to Cluj! Jeff, you were incredibly tough, you did it!

And next time you visit Andalucía please, please have more pleasant adventures, and come back with Sangria and Jamon Iberico, not a walker! :)

And a big hug & loads of thanks go out from the Cluj community and especially from Liana (from Evozon) to the entire YAPC::Europe 2015 orga team, please accept our sincere gratitude for your help and support during this entire situation, providing support to Jeff, responding to questions coming from and not only, liaising with the doctors, insurance company, providing real-time updates on Jeff's condition, booking the best flights, and basically anything else that has been needed in the process. There's an amazing team there in Granada! We would like to specially thank JJ, Maribel, Victor, Alex, Renato, Manu, Pablo, Paloma, Jose, for everything they've done on the Spanish side.

Once again, the Perl Community proves to be a family, and these events brought us all closer together. We are thankful to be part of this amazing community!