Yesterday I came back to Kiev from YAPC::Brazil 2012 in Sao Paulo. To say the trip was great is to say nothing. And of course all the karma goes to @garu for hosting us in Rio and taking care of us in Brazil in general!
Rio is just awesome. Here are some pictures:
My hotel in Sao Paulo wasn't the best one as you can see from the window view:
The conference itself was shared with W3C conference and the organization was top level. There was even a simultaneous translation into English.
As usual there was a hall dedicated to the cool kids.
I did my talk on the first day. Here are my slides. Though I think I did ok, one of my live demos failed :D But still 2 of 3 were successful!
I also announced YAPC::Europe 2013 in Kiev. I hope to see people from Brazil.
As you probably already know rafl released perl-5.17.5 live on the second day of the conference! This was a historical event.
At the end there was garu's Perl quiz. The quiz that blows your mind. My team got 3 of 10 answers right. The winning team got 5 :)
Some tips for those traveling abroad (and me of course :):
- always have cash in a respectable currency (USD, EUR, etc)
- always check if your CC works in the destination country
- pay more attention to the local hotels
- buy the SIM card ASAP and have important numbers there
- learn some trivial but important phrases
I had a great time and a great company. Once again, thanks garu for having us!