Today was our second ThamesValley.pm meeting. It wasn't the best organised event I've ever been to, and we forced to relocate to a nearby hotel bar. I gave my "Improving Perl Code Quality" talk for the first time, and Raf gave a brief introduction to "HTML::Template". We then had a a really good discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of templating systems.
I'm hoping that in the spring we can try and organise a Perl Workshop, similar if smaller than the London Perl Workshop. There are plenty of Perl workers in the Thames Valley area and surrounding counties. Unlike London where everyone is close together we're a bit more spread out outside of London, which makes reaching critical mass harder.