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BTW, an easy option to sponsor YAPC::Europe 2007 is to pay the voluntary sponsor tariff of 200 Euro...
We would like to thank the following organisations, companies and individuals for their support:
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration / Institute for Information Business
With 20,000 students and more than 1,000 full-time and adjunct faculty and staff members the WU is one of Europe's biggest Business Universities.
The venue, wireless & bandwidth, manpower, infrastructure.
www.geizhals.at is a price comparison website which focuses primarily on technical products ranging from IT-components to consumer electronics and household appliances. Geizhals is run by the Preisvergleich Internet Services AG in Vienna, Austria.
Currently Geizhals features more than 900 traders, 239864 products and 5661103 prices.
With 1,7 million unique-clients and 47 million page-impressions per month, the company runs one of the biggest price comparison websites in the german market.
Well, and all this stuff is handled by Perl programs.
Travel and hotel for Chia-liang Kao and Mark Jason Dominus, hotel for Damian Conway.
venda - instant salesware
Venda provides highly sophisticated, yet cost effective, business commerce solutions on a totally managed basis. With no upfront costs, clients simply pay a moderate monthly fee for the Venda service inclusive of design, implementation, equipment, hosting, bandwidth and transaction activity.
Attendees dinner (yum).
nfotex IT DL GmbH is an Austrian company working mostly on telecommunication projects. We are specialized in billing systems, asyncronous mediation services and realtime monitoring and statistics.
Our projects are 80% done in Perl for faster development/testing/deployment and a shorter reaction time to marketing requests. Parts that need to be more speedy are written in C and we also provide Java interfaces to our software and services.
We are longtime supporters of the Perl comunity and this years sponsor of the YAPC::Europe 2007 by e.g. inviting Larry Wall and his wife to Vienna.
Travel and hotel for Larry & Gloria Wall.
Morgan Stanley has earned a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its advice and execution in financial markets. With over 600 offices in 32 countries, the firm is truly global-and a market leader in the U.S., Europe and Asia as well as in emerging markets. Morgan Stanley's success rests on the talents and passion of our people, who share a common set of values and bring excellence and integrity to everything they do. We seek to grow long-term relationships by virtue of our consistently rigorous thinking and the unsurpassed access to financial markets that Morgan Stanley can bring. This means providing leadership in specific areas such as investment banking, debt and equity underwriting, research, and sales and trading. We also focus increasingly on creating custom-tailored solutions that cut across functions to help our clients realize new opportunities and solve complex problems. Our aim is to be the first choice of everyone who deals in financial markets, whether as prospective clients, employees or investors.
Sponsoring the "Morgan Stanley Audimax".
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates digital infrastructure that enables and protects billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks. Every day, we process as many as 31 billion Internet interactions and support over 100 million phone calls.
We offer solutions that help companies to deliver integrated marketing campaigns and mobile content across the three screens of personal computers, mobile phones, and television sets. Our solutions help organizations to deliver emerging services such as mobile banking, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and video over broadband. We provide layered security solutions that protect an organization's consumers, brand, Web site, and network. Our digital certificates protect over 750,000 Web servers.
CSI - Centre for Social Innovation
The Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) is a multifunctional social-scientific research institute which aims to reduce the gap between the needs and the potentials of modern information and knowledge societies by systematically bridging between knowledge generation and knowledge application processes.
Funding for hackatons, organisers time, hosting.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Funding for coffee breaks (hot drinks).
Birmingham Perl Mongers Limited are a non-profit organisation in the UK. They were created initially to enable them to organise and host the YAPC::Europe 2006 Perl Conference in Birmingham. Future aims are to help fund and support further conferences, workshops and technical events involving Perl. Currently arranging a second leg of their 2007 World Tour of UK Perl Monger and Linux User Groups, and will be helping to organise and promote the UKUUG Dynamic Languages Spring Conference in April 2008. Further activities and events are being planned.
BOOKING.COM, is one of Europe's leading online hotel reservation companies. It offers more than 25,000 hotels in over 6,000 destinations world wide. Customers can book a hotel from a wide range of properties, whether seeking a small family hotel or five star luxury. Because the site has simple search facilities, customers can easily find the right hotel.
Badges & funding for t-shirts.
heise online (www.heise.de) is the foremost German-language IT news portal. The site's "Newsticker" and forum often elicit comparisons to Slashdot. But it also features sections on i.e. security, open source, and even automobiles, attracting over 24 million visits and 160 million page impressions per month.
Perl plays a huge role, being responsible for about 98% of content delivery and 85% of content creation. The programming team consists of 8 Perl developers, more are actively being sought. The site is operated by Heise Zeitschriften Verlag, publisher of the highly revered computer magazine c't.
Founded in the Netherlands, as the 'YAPC::Europe Foundation' or 'YEF', the current board also has members from England, Germany and France, plus subcommittee members from other countries.
Our goal is to provide a focal point for Perl events in Europe. To this end, we offer an on-line registration system, mailing lists, advice, and may supply limited financial assistance. We look forward to being of service to like-minded Perl enthusiasts.
ACT (framework for the conference website), credit card payment system, initial funding.
With an index of over 30 million products from more than 92,000 stores, gathered, organized and presented using all proprietary leading-edge technology, Shopzilla provides consumers the best way to find virtually anything for sale, anywhere, and at the best price. Every week Shopzilla prepares millions of shoppers to make smarter, more confident purchases and delivers them directly to the checkout page of thousands of online merchants. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles-based company also operates sites in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Shopzilla is owned by The E.W. Scripps Company, a diverse media concern with interests in national television networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, TV retailing and licensing and syndication.
At Shopzilla, our goal is to build the greatest shopping service. To that end, we strive very hard to hire the smartest people. We’re an environment where great ideas shape our vision and true passion drives us to the best solutions to the most challenging problems at the intersection of shopping and search.
Funding for transportation for the dinner
Vertical One is a Portuguese company that specializes in information technology consultancy, focused on opensource systems integration and on delivering specialized IT services.
Vertical One`s team consists of highly skilled professionals with ability to deliver high performance solutions, optimized systems development and specialized IT training courses.
Vertical One works both with hardware and software manufacturers and distributors, thus resulting in a constant know-how on what are the better solutions that can be offered by the market and how can it improve our costumer's businesses.
Funding for Flavio Glock's (Hackathon) travel expenses.
Apress is a publishing company established by computer professionals, programmers, and enthusiasts just like you. Apress books are tools that will help you learn new subjects, solve problems effectively, and save time. Practical, instructional, and thought-provoking, Apress books offer the highest quality content, distinctively written with The Expert's Voice.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its Make magazine, O'Reilly continues to concoct new ways to connect people with the information they need.
O'Reilly conferences bring together forward-thinking business and technology leaders, shaping ideas and influencing industries around the globe. For over 25 years, O'Reilly has facilitated the adoption of new and important technologies by the enterprise, putting emerging technologies on the map. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.
"Simple. Straight talking. People Direct provides recruitment solutions without the rhetoric."
Our teams focus on vertical markets, so you always work with a specialist in your field. Our specialist in the field of LAMP, Perl & PHP is Susan Hailstones. Susan is one of our Senior Recruitment Executives. Susan possesses both excellent market knowledge and technical understanding and is recognized as a LAMP recruitment specialist by candidates and clients alike. Susan like all of our consultants is a resourcing expert who speaks your own language and offers an honest, open approach you don’t often find in recruitment.
"No jargon. No waffle. Just direct recruitment."
Funding for badges.
Free from commercial advertising and with an emphasis on cultural subjects and information, this program stands out in terms of reach. With a 7 percent market share in the age group 35+ (Radiotest, 2006) OE1 is one of Europe's most successful stations of its kind. All in all, Oesterreich 1, with a daily reach of 8,7 percent, is heard by more than 640 000 listeners per day. A well balanced melange of speech and music, top competence in news reporting and a large number of broadcasts from cultural events are securing the channel's success also for the time to come.
The website features background information on various programs, detailed information on the contents of each program, discussion boards, etc. And all of this is running on Perl (Catalyst, DBIx::Class, Template::Toolkit, etc)
A key feature is MP3 download of selected programs. Currently, registered users can download aprox 30 hours of content per week, coming from 42 different programs.
Goodies for the auction.
Findus ist ein Mediensuchprogramm speziell für Gemeinde- und Stadtbüchereien. Es ermölicht Nutzern die schnelle Mediensuche in Ihrem Büchereibestand. Der Internet-OPAC Findus wird gefüttert mit den Daten Ihrer Büchereianwendung und stellt sie Ihren Lesern tagesaktuell im Internet bereit.
Co-funding for Damian Conway's trip.
The United Chcocolates shops in 1010, Stephansplatz 11 and Kärtnerstr. 29 are
selling sweets from all over the world and of course
products from Austria like the famous "Wiener Sacher Torte" (340 g - € 12,50)
or "Mozartkugeln" (15 pcs - € 2,90 - best price in town).