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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Following this year's fantastic trip round the UK Perl user groups, Birmingham.pm have been thinking about what to do for next year. Seeing as we did a lot of social networking this year, we thought it might be more appropriate to do some speaking next year. We haven't got anything scheduled as yet, but we're now planning a trip to some of the technical meetings of the Perl user groups, with at least one of us offering a to do a talk for them. Talks are still to be defined, but we do have a few in the bag that we can put on at short notice.
So how about it? If you're a leader or meeting organiser for a UK Perl user group, get in touch (preferably by email) and we'll see what we can arrange. Any dates will have to fit around our own meetings and the annual conferences and workshops we plan to attend next year, but hopefully we can get at least a few trips arranged. There are at least 4 we hope to organise.
While we not be of the calibre to be entrants on the Invite A Guru list, we do have a decent knowledge of Perl between us. It might also help to encourage other groups to get more active if they know there are speakers who are willing to come and visit them. Might even start a trend of other Perl Monger groups to start their own tours. You don't have to be a guru to give a talk, and there are likely to many more people than you think willing to listen. And if anyone fancies coming along and giving a talk to Birmingham.pm next year, please free to drop me a line.
BTW you can now see all the assembled pictures from our 2006 Tour online.