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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Preparations for the 2009 QA Hackathon are well under way, and following our earlier announcement to confirm the dates, 28th - 30th March, we are delighted to announce the venue. The QA Hackathon will be held at The City Inn, which is located in Birmingham city centre and within easy reach of road, rail, and air links.
We are currently negotiating prices for accommodation as we are keen to have everyone staying in the same hotel, so that if attendees feel inclined to hack into the night they can do so. Therefore if you are planning on attending the hackathon, please add yourself to the website so that we have a better idea of numbers.
In regard to those planning to attend and will have your travel and/or accommodation funded by your employer, please let us know, as we would be happy to include them as a sponsor on the website, and recognise their contribution to the event.
Further to this we are eager to attract sponsors to help us cover costs for the event. Even a small amount would be extremely welcome, and we would encourage you to get in touch, or ask your marketing department to get in touch for further information of what we can offer sponsors. We are very grateful to our early sponsors $foo magazine and Nestoria, and of course The Birmingham Perl Mongers who are underwriting the event.
If you have any questions, or simply wish to contact the organsiers you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org.