Andy Lester (a.k.a. petdance) was kind enough to drive the five hours down from Chicago to speak with the St. Louis Perl Mongers tonight. He came prepared to talk about any of his perennial topics -- testing, estimation, building CPAN modules, Mech, Quinn -- and allowed the crowd to select the presentation. We selected "The A-Z Guide To Becoming a CPAN Author," but it was really more of a starting point; the discussion roamed freely among lots of other subjects as well.
A small group of us went out for dinner and drinks after the meeting, where Andy and I waxed rhapsodic about the wonders of test-driven development, continuous integration, source control... you know, all the good stuff that too few people use. It was a very good time, and a nice way to re-launch the local PM group. Here's hoping next month and the months to come are just as successful.