Sunday, March 28, 2010

If you're interested in presenting at YAPC 2010, you've got three days left to submit your talk. This year it takes place at Ohio State.

More below:

The call for speakers ends next week! 3/31/2010! Get out to the website, get your self registered and get your talks and lighting talks in before it is too late!

YAPC::NA::2010 is just around the corner. (Well, in as much as something 8 weeks away is "around the corner.") Last week, I met with Heath Bair and the other organizers and took the position of speaker liaison. So, I should probably talk some about what we're looking for.

YAPC::NA::2010 is going to be about "Modern Perl 5". We believe that Perl 5 is a vibrant and living language with many uncharted places it can go. Perl 6 is going to be great, but we can't wait until Christmas for Perl 6.

So, we're looking for presentations about Perl 5 in all of its modern glory. Whatcha got?

You'll need to register (or login) to the YAPC::NA::2010 website (, then after registering for the conference, you can submit your CFP.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HTML5, CSS3 and The Future of The Web

Speaker: Geoffrey Gallaway
When: 6:30 PM Wednesday 03/17/10
Announce Media
6665 Delmar Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63130-4544


It's been over 10 years since the last HTML spec was published. Since then, the web has become a major part of everyday life. In 2004, the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group was formed by companies including Apple, the Mozilla Foundation, Opera Software and others to further improve web technologies. I'll talk about some of these technologies and how they can be used today to improve any web application. Simpler markup, native fonts, better search engine support, native animation, native video and audio support are just a few of the new technologies I'll talk about and demonstrate. If you do web development or have a website, you should see what the future of the web looks like.

About Geoffrey Gallaway:

Geoffrey Gallaway is a software developer and web designer in St. Louis, MO. He has been working with web technologies since the days of NCSA Mosaic when, at the age of 16, he created his first angsty, overly dramatic website. Now, slightly more mature, he is always playing with new technologies and looking for ways they can improve user experiences and reduce development time and headaches. He enjoys rock and roll music, good bourbon and lolcats.