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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A tornado hit a part of Birmingham yesterday afternoon. Thanks to those who emailed asking if we're okay. Thankfully there were no fatalities, although 19 people were taken to hospital, but only 3 had fractures. Considering the damaged caused I think that everyone was rather lucky. Although none of us from Birmingham.pm live in the area affected, a few including JJ, do live fairly close.
The most worrying bit though is that it hit slap-bang in the middle of Birmingham's Balti Triangle. Ladypool Road was still undergoing a clean up this morning. I haven't seen any pictures of the curry houses, so hopefully they're okay