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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The UKUUG Spring 2008 Conference will be held at the Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham, UK) from 31st March to 2nd April 2008. Monday features 3 full day tutorials, with Tuesday and Wednesday taken up by shorter technical presentations. You can see the current schedule here.
Birmingham Perl Mongers are helping to coordinate the event, with several Perl Mongers from around the UK offering to present talks. Dave Cross will be holding a one-day Perl tutorial of his Teach-In session, with Matt S Trout, Tom Hukins, Mike Whitaker, Daniel Giribet, Barnabas Aspray, Mark Gledhill, Robin Doran, Brian McCauley, Jon Allen and me presenting technical talks discussing Perl.
The event is a UKUUG event and there are discounted rates for UKUUG members. You can attend just a tutorial, just the technical talk days or the whole 3 days. See Payment Details for all the options and prices. For those travelling from further afield who would like to know of some local hotels, the Accommodation page lists several nearby hotels. The conference venue is situated at the west end of New Street and is within 5-10 minutes walk of several hotels, including all those available during YAPC::Europe in 2006. Both GUADEC and PyConUK were held there in 2007, and proved a very suitable venue.
The Early Bird rates for the event are due to end on March 10th, so if you're thinking of coming along, please book soon to take advantage of the reduced rates.