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.
What's new in Perl 5.10
The slides from my talk are now available at the Perl Training Australia talks page, and can be modified and distributed under the terms of Perl itself (see the license at the end of the presentation).
OSDC, day 3 + aftermath
For a good description of talks and events, see cog's journal.
Day 3 of OSDC involved me giving my talk on Human Interfaces for Geeks which was extremely well received, especially if the number of drinks purchased for me at the pub are anything to go by. Thank-you, everyone.
An especially big thank-you goes to Jarkko Hietaniemi, who patched Acme::Ook with less than 24 hours notice to assist me in writing a lightning talk. The result was Acme::OSDc, a module to compile and run a language presented by Jon Oxer (of Linux Australia fame) in the lightning talks the day before.
In true OSDC fashion, the entire module was written "live" on-stage in less than 5 minutes.
After the conference we went to a pub, and then another pub, and then a bar... You probably get the idea. Currently Randal and cog are visiting Healesville with Scott and Amanda, and I'm sure are having a great time. However with 37'C temperatures (98.6'F) I imagine they'll be spending a lot of time in the shade.