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Matt S. Trout to talk at YAPC::NA

This year's YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference North America) will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah between 8-10 June 2015. The conference will be held at the Little America Hotel and once again Shadowcat Systems will be represented by Matt S. Trout.

Matt will be talking about build management in his talk 'Build Management with a Dash of Prolog' at 14:30 on the Monday (8th June) of the event.

As Matt describes his talk will be:

A finely honed hatred of every systems tool I have to work with led me to experiment with alternative ideas for build, configuration and deployment management.

Last year, I presented DX, a hybrid logic programming / planning language concept largely inspired by prolog, with a little help from haskell and lisp. This year, it's time to show you something that actually runs.

In his usual style Matt will be leaping through the various design decisions and deep logic he used to make his choices. The talk will be part anecdote and part deep architectural discussion and explanation, with maybe some working examples. As Matt says:

Trust me, it'll be fun. I'll bring tissues in case anybody's head explodes.

If you are going to YAPC::NA please think about attending Matt's talk and make sure to ask questions after the talk or in the social events. If you don't manage to see his talk make sure to say hello anyway.