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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Alan "Fluff" Freeman RIP.
In more recent times he's been the inspiration behind Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse's comic characters Smashy & Nicey. In my formative years, Alan helped to introduce me to some of the great sounds during the 70s. With Tommy Vance on a Friday night, and Alan on a Saturday afternoon they were probably my most listened to radio shows. He even got my mum listening to Genesis (Peter Gabriel version) and Deep Purple!