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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I'll have to wait til the weekend to upload my talk about the YAPC::Europe::2003 conference, as it featured several extracts from MJDs talks. Not wishing to take anything away from his livelihood I need to remove everything bar my notes first. Although the glob image I'd like to keep, 'cause that was cool.
Martin Lee did a great talk about mail headers, and how to abuse them. Including a live demonstration of how to find and use Open Relays and Open Proxies.
Steve prepared his "talk that I knocked up on the train earlier" a little more fully this time. He actually wrote a document rather than the pen and paper that is his usual medium. He's getting better and quite proud of it too. Steve gave an insight into how to use 'tie'.
Steve also pondered about the Birmingham.pm submission for YAPC::Europe::2006. I have no doubt he's serious, but he wants to make a movie submission. Not your average iMac/digicam type movie, a proper movie. He has a plan and will probably have a script finished before too long. If it does come off, it'll be a wonderful piece of art, never mind a conference submission. I don't want to give anything away but he has a plan to remake a very well known film in and around Birmingham, so that the panel get see what we're planning, instead of reading it. It'll be alot of fun doing it, even if we don't get accepted.
The more Steve talks about it, the more I realise this is likely to be a reality. I'm getting nervous now. The stress, the strain