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'm going on a Perl Whirl in October. I submitted the idea to go, when our resources manager asked if anyone wanted to go to any conferences this year, as they were in the process of sorting out the training budget. I mentioned YAPC::Europe, but as that'll cost a minimal amount, I'm happy to pay for that myself (as long as I get training days off).
Some of the places we'll be travelling to look fantastic, and the company (especially Dave, Piers and Marty) should be thoroughly entertaining. I'm intrigued as to whether Marty will find a Sushi restaurant on the trip