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.
LCA2006 - Norovirus
Linux.conf.au 2006 has ended, and I will be saying a few more words on it shortly. My report is somewhat delayed as myself and many other delegates contracted what is believed to be Norovirus. In my case this manifested itself with violent signs of gastrointestinal upset.
Luckily I seem to have completed my recovery in a mere 36 hours, but at least one delegate was hospitalised (now recovering nicely, thank-goodness). I also know that some unfortunates developed symptoms while on the plane; it's hard to imagine a more uncomfortable experience.