Two of OpenSourcery's Perl developers will travel across the country for the 2009 YAPC (Yet Another Perl Conference), the premier conference for Perl developers. It's a quality, affordable conference with roots in the Perl Mongers user groups across the world.
Dieter will present two 50-minute presentations and one 20-minute presentation during the course of YAPC. The first is called Code Reuse with Moose, which covers how to create your own reusable extensions in Moose, with roles, type constraints, and Moose::Exporter. The second is called CPAN, A Big Enough Lever to Install the World. Dieter (aka confound) will share tricks on how Perl developers can convince their operations staff to trust CPAN, using techniques such as:
Finally, Dieter will hold forth for twenty minutes on the topic of Dist::Zilla - Automating quality since 2008.
Schwern, who's also speaking at OSCON and the Open Source Bridge, will deliver two presentations. First, he'll give a talk that literally only Schwern could give: "Trapped in a Room with Schwern." Details on that talk are sketchy at best. Second, he'll lead a session on "Better Programming through Testing," which will cover everything from basic testing to specific best practices for version control, debugging, and so on.