This year I attended my first YAPC in Madison, Wisconsin. I first met several Perl community members at OSCON and was amazed at how open, nice, and welcoming everyone has been. I had the same experience at YAPC::NA and I look forward to attending moar YAPC's!
I'd like to thank the organizers and all the of the participants!! I had a great time and I will definitely be participating in the future :D