Finished with tutorials for this year. The Best Practices session taught me a few new things, things that I look forward to trying out later. I've gotten spoiled by Java providing me with a real object model, and I've been frustrated trying to bullet-proof OO code in my day job to minimize the odds of people breaking my interfaces. I recommend people take a look at the new modules Class::Std and Class::Std::Utils from Damian. They are designed to prop up his design theory of Perl OO based around what he calls "inside-out" objects.
Of course, this con (like any other con) draws its share of, err, colorful characters. Like this guy, who seems to think that vintage Circus Barker attire is the best way to stand out in the crowd. Speaking as a recovered goth, I understand wanting to not look like everyone else. But this just screams of "Please, please look at me." *shrug*