The CPANTS hackathon was semi-cancled due to wireless problems. I did a short presentation on CPANTS internals and we had a discussion on some metrics and other stuff to do. I wasn't too disappointed about that, because I got to see Mark Overmeers and Sam Vilains Talk on CPAN6. Which was very interesting. I finally understand what they are proposing, even though it's going to be hard work to implement and there's going to be quite a lot of discussion.
In the evening there was the conference dinner. Which was loads of fun. I was sitting on a table with 9 other people from ten different countries:
We where taking turns in queueing for food, so from time to time somebody would come up with two plates of food, which we passed around everybody taking a bite or two (using his own fork...). Other people went for beer / strange blue stuff (which I was drinking, as the venue didn't serve any cider). It was very well organised (out of chaos).
We also had the ususal language comparision chatter, and I got some laughter by the fact that German allows you to stack nouns to create new nouns. Take for example this word (which also is a fun word for the game "hangman") (I add some in-word capitalisation (CamelCase) so you can see where words begin): DonauDampfSchifffahrtsGesellschaftsKapitaensMuetzenKastlSchluesselAnhanger which means "Keychain of the Key of the Locker of the Hat of the Captain of a boat by the Boating Company running Steamboats on the Danube". This of course is a bit of an contrived example, but it's quite usual to stack two to four words, which you have to parse right-to-left.
Oh, and we exchanged curses, did a sorting dance, and discussed driving
laws (no speed limit on (some)
Back at the hotel (at ~23;30) we started to play 'Campaing Secrets', a card game themed on US presidential elections. Until ~2.30. I'm a tiny bit tired now...