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.
The second day of linux.con f.au draws to a close. The second day of mini-confs, I was able to learn a little more about Battle for Wesnoth and attend interesting discussions on networking and negotiation.
My biggest regret is that I wasn't able to attend much of the LinuxChix miniconf as I would have liked. I'd like to say that my biggest achievement is reworking the slides for my talk on Thursday, but I'm still doing that.
Last night we had the Speakers' Dinner, which was held on a boat that cruised around Sydney Harbour. This event was the single point of failure for the conference, if the boat sunk, so would the conference. Luckily the cruise went without a hitch, and provided plenty of opportunity for photos of prominent landmarks, but I spent much more time talking to the people on the boat than looking out the window.
It's interesting to see how different the speaker demographics are for LCA compared to OSDC. At OSDC I can hardly move without bumping into Perl people. At LCA they're much more sparse, and I've probably spent more time with the Python crowd.
At the end of today was the Google party, where drinks, food, and swag were generously donated. I've taken my leave early, partially due to a full social buffer, partially due to the loud music, and partially due to me still wanting to rewrite my slides.
Tomorrow is the start of the conference proper, which I'm hoping will come with more generous seating arrangements. With a conference this big it's hard not to end up on the floor for popular talks.