Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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However, having gone through the experiences of The LEA Intranet with Questions, from a mishmash of scripts and files to a fully mod_perl (and SSL) version with a more structured templating system, I did think it would be good to do a case study talk.
I've now made a proper start on writing a full blown talk, rather than just hot air. My only problem is figuring what to put and what to leave out. Some of the stuff is potentially copyrighted, so I'll have to get clearance for those bits, but I've not seen anyone do a talk like this. I saw a couple of case study talks at TPC4 in 2000 and got inspired to take ideas further or in different directions, so perhaps now it's my turn to give back.
In addition, if I can finish my Perl Auctioneer (talk and product), then that might be a worthwhile talk too. Basic screenscraping and object-oriented Perl stuff at the very least.
I have approximately one month to get these talks into some sort of shape, to know whether they'll be viable or not. Then perhaps I'll be able to take my first tentative steps towards being on the speakers role call