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-## What is Octopress?
-
-Octopress is [Jekyll](https://github.com/mojombo/jekyll) blogging at its finest.
-
-1. **Octopress sports a clean responsive theme** written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
-2. **Code blogging is easy and beautiful.** Embed code (with [Solarized](http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized) styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
-3. **Third party integration is simple** with built-in support for Twitter, Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.
-4. **It's easy to use.** A collection of rake tasks simplifies development and makes deploying a cinch.
-5. **Ships with great plug-ins** some original and others from the Jekyll community — tested and improved.
-
-
-## Documentation
-
-Check out [Octopress.org](http://octopress.org/docs) for guides and documentation.
-
-
-## Contributing
-
-We love to see people contributing to Octopress, whether it's a bug report, feature suggestion or a pull request. At the moment, we try to keep the core slick and lean, focusing on basic blogging needs, so some of your suggestions might not find their way into Octopress. For those ideas, we started a [list of 3rd party plug-ins](https://github.com/imathis/octopress/wiki/3rd-party-plug-ins), where you can link your own Octopress plug-in repositories. For the future, we're thinking about ways to easier add them them into our main releases.
-
-
-## License
-(The MIT License)
-
-Copyright © 2009-2011 Brandon Mathis
-
-Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the ‘Software’), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
-
-The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
-
-THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
-
-
-#### If you want to be awesome.
-- Proudly display the 'Powered by Octopress' credit in the footer.
-- Add your site to the Wiki so we can watch the community grow.
+Octopress instance for [Polyglot Conf](http://www.polyglotconf.com).
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+---
+layout: post
+title: "Welcome to Polyglot 2012"
+comments: true
+sharing: true
+footer: true
+---
+
+We, the Polyglot 2012 organizers, are very excited to be bringing you the first
+(annual?) Polyglot __un__-conference. An entirely non-denominational software
+development conference that is about software development and nothing but.
+
+So what’s Polyglot development really about? It’s simple, it's about software
+development, not dogma. It's about being open-minded and pragmatic when it
+counts, unfettered by one-size-fits-all prescriptions. Languages, frameworks,
+techniques, whatever expands your skills and ability to create software fits the
+bill here. So even if you you only regularly use one or two languages (lets face
+it X and javascript right?) that’s not what matters here.
+
+Even more importantly the Polyglot Conference is centered around the goal of
+bringing together real _problem solvers_. People who don't just carry around an
+idea or a problem in their head and talk a lot, but the men and women who get
+down and dirty and _do something about it!_ These beautiful people who _make
+the magic happen_.
+
+So if you think this describes you, or even if we've simply convinced you that
+this describes _the person you wish to become_. Then believe us when we say this
+conference was created specifically for you.
+
+Or heck, don't believe us and come find out. I mean the tickets are $35, what
+have you got to loose!?
+
+Here are some important things you should know (conveniently in point form for
+you skimmers):
+
+* This is an open space event or un-conference. Sessions are planned by the
+ attendees, the content and value comes from all of you.
+* We are a completely non-denominational event with respect to languages,
+ environment, heck even religion. This is all about software development and
+ the people who make it happen.
+* It is open to current and aspiring polyglots, multiple language use/knowledge
+ is not required.
+* Its open to people of all experience levels who are interested in learning,
+ sharing or teaching.
+* It is open to anyone who is (or aspires to be) a problem solver, who works to
+ get real things done and make things happen.
+* There will be organized workshops in advance of the event.
+* There will be a P.A.R.T.Y. (it will be E.P.I.C.)
+* You _will_ have to pay a nominal ($35) fee which shows you're commitment to
+ being there and being involved (apologies to the “open spaces are free”
+ zealots).
+* It will _not_ suck. If you haven't been to an open-space before it is
+ understandable to be skeptical that such a thing could actually work. If you
+ have you know exactly why it's pretty much always awesome. If you need to be
+ convinced ask someone who's been. Oh wait, I've been, well consider yourself
+ convinced.
+
+### The FAQs
+
+I've also compiled a little [FAQ](/faq) which includes this and more in
+convenient Q/A form for those who both skimmed the intro and are averse to point
+form information. The FAQ will be kept up to date as people ask questions and
+give us feedback and as we have more details on the event.
+
+### Staying Informed
+
+Also we have a [blog](/blog) section which will updated with announcements on
+the pre-conference [tutorials](/tutorials), the (tentatively planned)
+post-conference hackathon, the session planning and selection and much more. If
+you are planning on attending __I highly recommend subscribing to the blog,
+following [@polyglotconf](http://twitter.com/polyglotconf) on Twitter or at
+least checking back often__.
+
+### See you in May
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+---
+layout: page
+title: "About Polyglot 2012"
+comments: false
+sharing: true
+footer: true
+---
+
+The Polyglot Conference is a 1 day unconference dedicated . It is run open-space style, where exact topics and sessions are organized the day of. There are pre-conference commercial tutorials the day before the main event. The Polyglot Conference is volunteer-run and aims to be break even.
+
+[Alt.NET Seattle](http://altnetseattle.pbworks.com/), [BarCamp](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BarCamp), and [Northern Voice](http://northernvoice.ca) are all examples of conferences / conference styles that we are taking inspiration from.
+
+## Organizers
+
+The organizers are a group of Vancouver-based software craftspeople who are passionate about programming, learning, and design of software. See the [Lanyrd page](http://lanyrd.com/2012/polyglotconf/) for full staff details.
+
+## Other details
+
+* Flickr: [polyglotconf](http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/polyglotconf)
+* Twitter: [@polyglotconf](http://twitter.com/polyglotconf) / [#polyglotconf](https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23polyglotconf%20OR%20from%3Apolyglotconf%20OR%20%40polyglotconf)
+* Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2012/polyglotconf/
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footer: true
---
-The Polyglot Conference is a 1 day uncoference which is joined by a day of
-pre-conference tutorials and (tentatively) followed by an all-day hackathon (more
-details on the hackathon coming soon).
+The Polyglot Conference is a 1 day unconference which is joined by a day of
+pre-conference tutorials.
The conference itself is a one-day [__unconference__][unconference] (also called
an open-space). This is a self-organized conference where attendees work to
@@ -17,31 +16,51 @@ conference. If you've attended an unconference/open-space before then you
already know how amazing these events are. If you have never attended one, then
you are in for a real treat.
+We're using Lanyrd to keep track of full session details: http://lanyrd.com/2012/polyglotconf/
+
+## Registration
+
+Tickets are $35 and include a drink ticket at the after party. Friday tutorials do not include conference tickets, so please make sure to add one of each to your checkout.
+
+<div style="width:100%; text-align:left;" ><iframe src="http://www.eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=3026740061&ref=etckt" frameborder="0" height="498" width="100%" vspace="0" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;" ><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://www.eventbrite.com/r/etckt" >Online Ticketing</a><span style="color:#ddd;" > for </span><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://polyglotconf2012.eventbrite.com?ref=etckt" >Polyglot Conference 2012</a><span style="color:#ddd;" > powered by </span><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://www.eventbrite.com?ref=etckt" >Eventbrite</a></div></div>
+
+## Venue
+
+*SFU Harbour Centre*
+555 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC
+[View on Google Maps](http://maps.google.com/maps?q=49.2845122175,-123.112257549+(SFU%20Harbour%20Centre))
+
## Dates and Times
### Pre-conference [Tutorials](/tutorials) --- _Friday May 25th, 2012_
-_Tutorial Schedule comming soon_
+* Git Foundations by GitHub's Matthew McCullough ($200, multi-seat discounts)
+* Introduction to Erlang by Spawngrid ($300, discount on upcoming 3-day Erlang workshop)
+
+See the [tutorials](/tutorials) page for full details. Registration is through [Eventbrite](https://polyglotconf2012.eventbrite.com/)
+
+Interested in running a tutorial? Community sponsors and above will be co-promoted by us, and there are some rooms at SFU Harbour Centre still available. [Contact us](https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-organizer?eid=3026740061) to find out more.
### Conference Day --- _Saturday May 26th, 2012_
- 8:00 - 8:30AM : Registration
+ 8:30AM - 9:00AM : Registration
- 8:30 - 8:45AM : Introduction
+ 9:00AM - 9:15AM : Introduction
- 8:45 - 9:00AM : Final Session Selection
+ 9:15 - 9:45AM : Final Session Selection
- 9AM - 12PM : Morning Sessions
+ 9:45AM - 12:30PM : Morning Sessions
- 12PM - 1:30PM : Lunch (out on the town)
+ 12:30PM - 2:00PM : Lunch (out on the town)
- 1:30 - 4:45PM : Afternoon Sessions
+ 2:00 - 5:15PM : Afternoon Sessions
+
+ 5:15pm - 5:30PM : Closing Session
- 7:30 - Drop : PARTY! (details to come soon):
+ 7:30 - Until You Drop : PARTY! (details to come soon):
### Post-conference Hackathon --- _Sunday May 27th, 2012_
-_While the hackathon is still tentative, we fully expect to have a day of pure
-polyglot hacking. Expect big things._
+_The hackathon is still tentative, pending space and sponsorship_
[unconference]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
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@@ -84,3 +84,16 @@ problem. We have some awesome women helping us organize this event and
working to ensure it will be open and inclusive. This is at the core of the
philosophy of Polyglot and we fully expect it well be an attitude that is
embodied by all those attending.
+
+---
+
+__Q__: Who are the organizers?
+
+__A__: A rag-tag band of rebels orbiting a distant moon. Find out more on the [about](/event/about) page, or see the [Lanyrd Staff listing](http://lanyrd.com/2012/polyglotconf/).
+
+---
+
+### More questions?
+
+Add a comment below or [contact us](https://www.eventbrite.com/contact-organizer?eid=3026740061).
+
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---
layout: page
title: "Welcome to Polyglot 2012"
-comments: true
+comments: false
sharing: true
footer: true
---
-We, the Polyglot 2012 organizers, are very excited to be bringing you the first
-(annual?) Polyglot __un__-conference. An entirely non-denominational software
+We are very excited to be bringing you the first Polyglot __un__-conference. An entirely non-denominational software
development conference that is about software development and nothing but.
-So what’s Polyglot development really about? It’s simple, it's about software
-development, not dogma. It's about being open-minded and pragmatic when it
-counts, unfettered by one-size-fits-all prescriptions. Languages, frameworks,
-techniques, whatever expands your skills and ability to create software fits the
-bill here. So even if you you only regularly use one or two languages (lets face
-it X and javascript right?) that’s not what matters here.
+The event is being held in Vancouver, BC at SFU Harbour Centre, on *Saturday, May 26th, 2012*. Tickets are $35 and [available now through Eventbrite »](https://polyglotconf2012.eventbrite.com/)
-Even more importantly the Polyglot Conference is centered around the goal of
-bringing together real _problem solvers_. People who don't just carry around an
-idea or a problem in their head and talk a lot, but the men and women who get
-down and dirty and _do something about it!_ These beautiful people who _make
-the magic happen_.
+For more information, see the [Event](/event), [Tutorials](/tutorials), and [FAQ](/faq) sections.
-So if you think this describes you, or even if we've simply convinced you that
-this describes _the person you wish to become_. Then believe us when we say this
-conference was created specifically for you.
+## News
-Or heck, don't believe us and come find out. I mean the tickets are $35, what
-have you got to loose!?
+<div class="blog-index">
+ {% assign index = true %}
+ {% for post in paginator.posts %}
+ {% assign content = post.content %}
+ <article>
+ {% include article.html %}
+ </article>
+ {% endfor %}
+</div>
-Here are some important things you should know (conveniently in point form for
-you skimmers):
-
-* This is an open space event or un-conference. Sessions are planned by the
- attendees, the content and value comes from all of you.
-* We are a completely non-denominational event with respect to languages,
- environment, heck even religion. This is all about software development and
- the people who make it happen.
-* It is open to current and aspiring polyglots, multiple language use/knowledge
- is not required.
-* Its open to people of all experience levels who are interested in learning,
- sharing or teaching.
-* It is open to anyone who is (or aspires to be) a problem solver, who works to
- get real things done and make things happen.
-* There will be organized workshops in advance of the event.
-* There will be a P.A.R.T.Y. (it will be E.P.I.C.)
-* You _will_ have to pay a nominal ($35) fee which shows you're commitment to
- being there and being involved (apologies to the “open spaces are free”
- zealots).
-* It will _not_ suck. If you haven't been to an open-space before it is
- understandable to be skeptical that such a thing could actually work. If you
- have you know exactly why it's pretty much always awesome. If you need to be
- convinced ask someone who's been. Oh wait, I've been, well consider yourself
- convinced.
-
-### The FAQs
-
-I've also compiled a little [FAQ](/faq) which includes this and more in
-convenient Q/A form for those who both skimmed the intro and are averse to point
-form information. The FAQ will be kept up to date as people ask questions and
-give us feedback and as we have more details on the event.
-
-### Staying Informed
-
-Also we have a [blog](/blog) section which will updated with announcements on
-the pre-conference [tutorials](/tutorials), the (tentatively planned)
-post-conference hackathon, the session planning and selection and much more. If
-you are planning on attending __I highly recommend subscribing to the blog,
-following [@polyglotconf](http://twitter.com/polyglotconf) on Twitter or at
-least checking back often__.
-
-### See you in May
@@ -6,6 +6,11 @@ sharing: true
footer: true
---
+Pre-conference tutorials will be all day Friday, May 25th. The tutorials are being run by sponsors of the conference and co-promoted, but are delivered by the organizations themselves. For convenience, tickets to the tutorials may be done through Eventbrite at the same time as you are purchasing tickets.
+
+<div style="width:100%; text-align:left;" ><iframe src="http://www.eventbrite.com/tickets-external?eid=3026740061&ref=etckt" frameborder="0" height="498" width="100%" vspace="0" hspace="0" marginheight="5" marginwidth="5" scrolling="auto" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><div style="font-family:Helvetica, Arial; font-size:10px; padding:5px 0 5px; margin:2px; width:100%; text-align:left;" ><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://www.eventbrite.com/r/etckt" >Online Ticketing</a><span style="color:#ddd;" > for </span><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://polyglotconf2012.eventbrite.com?ref=etckt" >Polyglot Conference 2012</a><span style="color:#ddd;" > powered by </span><a style="color:#ddd; text-decoration:none;" target="_blank" href="http://www.eventbrite.com?ref=etckt" >Eventbrite</a></div></div>
+
+
## GitHub's Git Foundations Workshop with Matthew McCullough
Distributed version control is all the rage these days, but is it worth it? It

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