Last night's chicago.pm meeting went very well. Lots of new faces, and people with interesting backgrounds...and I learned a thing or two about command line switches that I had forgotten after reading Data Munging with Perl. Andy's presentation should be available soon here. I spent some time after the meeting encouraging some people to volunteer to talk at a future meeting: in particular I'd really like to hear hachi talk about POE some...it sounds like he's involved with some interesting work with it at pobox.com. Also, there was a guy (I'm terrible with names) from Northwestern who is doing some interesting genetics work with BioPerl, GenBank and some slime. Steven Lembark volunteered to talk about debugging Perl next month, which should be interesting as well. Jason, Steven and I had some beers at a nearby microbrewery. They had a nice India Pale Ale, which helped since Steven got talking about the differences between swapping/paging until my brain hurt:) All good fun. Having the new space with the projector (and pool table) really helped alot. I think this marks the beginning of good things to come.