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've now done many talks to the Birmingham Perl Mongers, and they've given pointers on style, so hopefully I won't be too bad.
The original two versions of my talk that I've done over the last couple of years are going to be changed drastically. Partly due to the time constraint, but also because (a) eBay have change their web interface and (b) I'm now looking into the SOAP API they've released. I hope to have a bit of a compare and contrast between the two interfaces and to get feedback on what I've developed so far. I hope to have a mostly finished version of the bundle of modules before the conference, but whether I release them to CPAN will be another matter.
I am also working on two talks for South Birmingham LUG, who have asked me to do a bit on Perl. I'm doing an introduction to Perl, CPAN and CPAN testing. There has already been good interest, so hope to recruit a few converts. One poster asked if the testing bit was about the Perl testing modules, which it isn't. However, if there is already an interest in that too, I can see me being invited back to talk some more
For someone who hates getting up in front of people (I used to freak when soundchecking at big gigs