The keynotes today were by Craig Mundie from Microsoft and Michael Tiemann from RedHat. Craig was obviously not prepared for a big room full of geeks, while Michael went for the easy points he knew we'd all agree with. There was a roundtable discussion with Tim asking the best questions. Interesting, but nothing we haven't seen before.
I went to lenzo's "Perl and Speech" talk - which was about using Festival and Sphinx to do cool stuff with Perl. I'm definitely going to play with this some more... Ziggy's "Extensible POD" was next, where he walked a fine line between keeping it simple and having decent structure.
"Use Python" by
was next, where he described the scary things he's been doing with
B::Generate. Very cool. We just need some more spare time for finish
the Python/Ruby/Java/C#/C to Perl compilers...
I then sat in
"XML-RPC with Perl and Apache" talk, but didn't learn a great deal.
I think web services are cool, but how come there aren't any?
Perl Geek Code, which was very cool.
And I don't only mean that for CO++++