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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This Saturday I'll be speaking at my last conference of 2006. That'll have been 6 conferences attended, 4 of which I'll have spoken at (3 truthfully, as I wasn't really a speaker at YAPC::Europe). I don't think I'll be able to stretch myself to this again next year, but we'll see.
The event on Saturday, is another I was specifically asked to be a speaker for (LUGRadio Live was the other). It's known as Brumcon and is the conference that the Brum2600 group have been arranging for the last few years. I attended one a few years ago, but was a bit disappointed by the lack of real depth of the talks. I'm hoping this year will be a little different. I'll be speaking about email, but as I can't give any company secrets away, it'll be a general what is email, how it works and some simple tricks and tips for blocking spam and viruses. There'll be nothing earth-shattering and pretty much everything I say will be related to things already available in Spam Assassin, clamAV and the like. However, I do have a few stories to tell
It still surprises me how many people, even geeks, really don't know about how email works. As such I'm hoping my presentation will be an enlightening talk, rather than a set of ready made receipes to start your own email security company