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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Just before the auction, DanDan, Steve and I presented some gifts to various people who have helped us make YAPC::Europe::2006 such a great event. During the presentations I was meant to show some pictures of each person. However, I got so carried away with the talking bit that I forgot to switch the screen over on the laptop. So to recitfy that, here are the appropriate links and thank yous.
Our crew were brilliant. Several people actually offered additional help, should we need it, but these guys managed to cope with all the extra bits we didn't have time for. If you saw someone waving a timecard at you while you speaking, it was one of these guys.
All the recipients were given an engraved balti bowl and an "Itchy Guide to Birmingham". Even if they don't get to eat a curry out of the balti bowls, at least they'll have something to remember us by.
Thanks to everyone who helped out, spoke and came along to the conference. Without you folks it really wouldn't have happened. And thanks to JJ for letting me use his photos. You can see the full set on his website.