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.
OSDC-2006 Day 1
Today has been the first day of OSDC. My Perl 5.10 talk appeared to be received acceptably well, and I was humbled and honoured that Randal provided positive feedback. I consider today's talk my "poor" talk, and hope that I'll see a good crowd for my Friday talk, which I consider superior.
Jose Castro (cog) was scheduled with all three of his talks in the first day, and I admire his ability to present after a 26 hour commute from Portugal and 11 hours of timezone difference.
The highlight for the day was the dinner. Damian Conway's Da Vinci Codebase was awesomely fantastic. I mean, Damian's talks are normally awesome, but this really went above and beyond. If you get a chance to see it at another conference, see it. Wow.
The dinner continued with many jugs of diet beer (just like regular beer, but with "diet" written on the jug), and a discovery that Adam Kennedy covets the Acme::Playmate module. Actually, that's not quite fair. Adam wants to write a module that looks up stats on Playmates and allows you to print patterns so you can crochet clothing for your favourite model. I suspect there'll be a lightning talk very very soon.
Other features of the day included catching up with Skud and watching her music videos, and catching up with an incredible number of people who I haven't seen since last OSDC.