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.
With YAPC::NA being only 4d 20h 34m 33s away, I'm getting pretty anxious (and excited). I have everything set for travel minus needing to purchase a CTA visitor pass at O'Hare. Now I have to start getting my things ready to go.
I need to buy luggage for the trip (1 piece should be fine). Since I'll be sampling in the BeersOfTheWorldBOF, I need to see about packing some beer. I'm a little curious as to how this will play out at the airport. Will I be asked to step out of line? Maybe, maybe not. I just hope the pilot doesn't drink all my beer! And speaking of beer, it appears that IIT has beer in their cafeteria! Breakfast just got a little better!
I'm arriving on Sunday and attending one of the dinners as well as doing some post arrival activities. Did I mention I'm excited?
I'm supposed to be getting some information from the Chicago Transit Authority in the mail. Let's hope it comes in the next few days. Riding the 'el' will be a new experience for me. I hope I don't get confused and end up who knows where.
I'm trying to work out my schedule for attending talks. I have a few spots where I need to make a decision, but I figure I can get a copy of the presentations that I miss after YAPC. I'm also trying to organize everything that I'll be taking with me. I'm having to leave my wife and daughter behind for the 4-days I'll be gone. It's going to be tough, but I think my wife is getting the worse end of the deal. I'll try to make it up to her, though. I hope my cell phone plan has out-of-state minutes!
We have company coming on Saturday and my plane leaves mid-day Sunday, so that only gives me 2 1/2 days left to get the house ready for Saturday and myself ready for Sunday.
So much to do, so little time!