I work for Angelo State University as somewhat of a Windows server administrator. I am the founding member of the San Angelo Perl Mongers. I'm fairly new to the Perl Community at large.
I can be found on irc in #yapc, #news, and #win32. I'm trying to help out with the win32.perl.org project. I've recently acquired a PAUSE ID and might have a module or two on the CPAN (by the time you read this). http://search.cpan.org/~jfluhmann/ [cpan.org]
I am also one of the organizers for YAPC::NA 2007.
I finally got the OK from my department to register for YAPC! I'm registered and staying on the IIT campus (MSV). The final detail is to have the person in our department who handles flight booking to book my flight. It was either done today, or will be done Monday. I worked the numbers to get them as low as possible for approval. It still came out to $700. The flight alone was over $300, but that was due to booking so late (it was $200 just a week ago). I proposed attending the conference back in May, but the powers that be told me to wait. I'm just happy that I'm getting to go.
If you're reading this, I hope you're going so we can meet. Maybe I'll buy you a beer (or get you to buy me a beer!).
I just wanted to share my good news. See you in Chicago!!