I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.
I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.
Dinner with Skud
On Friday night I was able to catch up with Skud in person for the first time in many years. I've known Skud for about as long as I've known Perl (about a decade now), but we stopped bumping into each other once she moved to Canada.
Dinner was at a small Indian resturant, and included a decent crowd of Melbournites. The dinner was a perfect example of the small-world syndrome that is rife in Australia's IT communities. I almost fell off my seat laughing when the lovely person next to me commented that her son wished to attend The University of Melbourne, as they had a fantastic Anime Club. I had founded the very same club about ten years ago while still a student. I felt both proud and a little old at the same time.