Things I learned at YAPC::Europe 2015 in Granada

This years YAPC::Europe took place in Granada, a very nice and laid back city. I went there after two weeks of holidays in Spain and Morocco. Now I'm sitting at a rather touristy joint waiting for my Churros & Chocolate - a nice way to end several rather intense days in Spain.

I did one talk and one lightning talk:

The thing I liked most about YAPC::Europe 2015 is the amount of actually used Perl6 code shown in various talks.

As usual, here's the list of things I learned (or rather, remembered to write down):

  • How to solve the Tapas Crawl Load Balancing Problem
  • Great thing about technology: It will always give you an answer (this is not the Gihon river you're looking for) (aurum)
  • The humanities are made of corner cases (aurum again)
  • It's sad that people still need to be told to use bcrypt/scyrpt (leont)
  • There's cold rain and free grey in London (mdk in a lightning announcement)
  • SSIs (ServerSideIncludes, if you skipped the 90ies) are in theory Turing complete, but in fact a pain in the ass (can't remember who said that)
  • "The Perl Conference" is a better name than "YAPC" (ditto)
  • IRC is a cesspool where conversations go to die (but isn't!) (ditto)
  • Unicorn hunts are to expensive, for everyone (hunter and huntee (aka prey)) (Jessica Rose)
  • People rather watch a JS animation of a bouncing ball then learn about how the universe works (Florence Okoye)
  • If all your tests are passing you don't have enough tests. (Lee Johnson)
  • Sufficiently advanced insanity is indistinguishable from a good idea (mst)
  • Albert Pinkham Ryder practiced the PHP-method of paint mixing (stevan)
  • Embrace the chaos! (stevan again)
  • The Perl source code is too ugly to be considered art, not even art brut (Nicholas during stevan's talk)
  • The Spiders of Mirkwood invented the Wood Wide Web (TimToady)
  • Each team member reserves the right to die and screw up the project schedule (also TimToady)
  • People are using up all the words, just to name web frameworks (dotandimet)
  • We need more Japanese talks like the one by lestrrat, watch the madness here
  • There is a free novel hidden in the test suit of a CPAN module (jmerelo)
  • Fresh churros are damn hot! (domm's fingers)

A big Thank You! goes out to the orgas, the speakers, the attendees, and of course the sponsors!

See you all next year in Cluj!

Updates: s/An artist I don't remember/Albert Pinkham Ryder/, thanks to this reminder