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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Looking at the original list, I was hoping I'd get the chance to see most of the talks that looking interesting for me. I've decided to follow the Learning Perl track in the morning and the Advanced Perl track in the afternoon. That way I get to see most of the talks I want to see.
It means I get to see both of
Marty's test talks, so I can get
some hints when I put together mine for work. But it does mean I miss
Tom talking about
'Class::DBI', Dave Cantrell
talking about 'API standardisation' and
Casey talking about
'Managing and sending mail'. Maybe I can persuade Tom and Dave to come a present their talks for Birmingham.pm
I have still to expand my talk from the original 20 minutes I had planned, but there are several notes I've made for things I can talk about at greater length. The original short talk was probably a bit too much geared to how a report is created. I want to get away from that, and show the benefits of cpan-testers, Phalanx and CPANTS. Hopefully it'll generate some good discussion and may be even encourage more to get involved.
I still need to sort out a hotel. Hopefully work will be sorting that out today.
Update: We're staying at K+K Hotel George for Friday night only. I heard a whisper that the recommended pub meet for the Friday night is likely to be The Star Tavern in Belgravia, which from past experience would be an excellent choice. Now I just need to get there and enjoy the weekend