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 few people who didn't know this week at YAPC::Europe, Birmingham.pm winning the chance to host next year's conference might have been a surprise. However, I don't believe there was anyone who didn't know!
So yes we've won the honour of hosting the conference next year. Steve stepped forward and gave a brief introduction to explain how it was all his fault. We then showed the movie. Yes our awesome movie. For those who couldn't be here, we'll put the movie up on a server soon.
We will be relaunching the Birmingham OpenGuide site, along with the conference website and the new look Birmingham.pm website in the next week or so, once we finally get the DNS records sorted.
So what can you expect from Birmingham next year? Well we're hoping to hold the conference at the Aston University complex, from August 30th to September 1st. There will be beer. There will be Baltis. How could you resist
More news soon.