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 now wondering who I'm going to go up against. If it's somebody good, I might not get a big attendance, which will be good for my nerves, but then I might not get the interest I was hoping for to take the distribution(s) further. Still if I only get one person's feedback, it'll be worth it. The guys at Birmingham.pm, seem to feel I got the right amount of info in there, not too technical, but enough to get the idea across of what I'm doing and why.
After the meeting, we descended on the pub for a debrief session. Brian, Jon, David, JJ and I settled down for a healthy session. We're all looking forward to Belfast, and virtually have everything sorted. We're mostly on the same flights and in the same hotel, so we've decided to try and organise everything so we can meet up at both airports and try and share taxis. The London Lads aren't flying mostly until later in the evening, so we'll still have plenty of Guinness time ahead of them. Our aim is to arrive at the hotel and dump stuff off. Then head for the conference centre, pre-register (if its open) and the find the recommended bar (assuming the Belfast folks have picked one), and settle in for the night. Then hopefully have a good chance to catch up with friends old and new throughout the evening.
The Belfast trip is also a bit of a triple celebration for us. It'll be Birmingham.pm's 4th birthday, my 39th and Steve's 30th. We're planning on enjoying the week
Towards the end of the evening the subject got around to my DBI::Recorder post yesterday. JJ, David and I discussed a few thoughts on how I could attempt it, in particular the testing portion. What happens if a module needs to skip a set of tests. With a bit of thought I decided that a synchronisation call was needed. We discuss how the data would be represented and JJ pointed out that it ought to be able to handle multiple connections to different databases. I'm not entire sure whether I'll be able to implement that, but it certainly will be in the TODO list. After some more research I may even do a lightning talk on it, and see if I can get some more help and advice. It certainly seems worth pursuing.