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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For the Birmingham and Wolverhampton area, there are a wealth of activities now listed. Admittedly most are gigs (which is more than fine by me), but the Wolves LUG and Birmingham.pm events all get a mention. Once this starts to get a bit more notice, I expect it will get a bigger variety of listings.
At the moment it's free, but the nature that the listing are in, could easily have a bit of advertising to keep them going. The searching could be improved, but overall it looks like a good alternative.
Update: Oops that's