June 2011 Archives

Damianically Possessed: Returning to Portugal

In my spare week before YAPC::EU, I am making a return visit to one of my favourite cities in Europe: to Lisbon.

José Castro is a good friend. As soon as he heard I had a some extra time this year, he wrote and invited me to come and visit Lisbon.pm. And who could resist the beautiful weather and city and people of the Portuguese capital? So I am delighted to have the opportunity to catch up with many friends and acquaintances in Lisbon this summer.

I'll be giving a free public talk to the local Mongers (and, we hope, to the wider Open Sourc…

Damianically Possessed: Visiting Oslo

My profound thanks to everyone who invited me to visit them during my spare week in Europe. After much discussion and contemplation I have accepted two invitations for the week. The first of them is to visit Oslo.pm

Salve Nilsen wrote to me as soon as I announced I was available, and reminded me that Oslo.pm has already invited me several times to visit them. They have waited patiently for several years now, so the week before YAPC::EU seems like the perfect time to accept their long-standing invitation.

So I'm going to be in Oslo on August 11 and 12. We'll be offering a free…

A week of Damianic possession

The process of organizing my summer speaking tours is often NP-complete, with too many possible events competing to fit into too few available timeslots.

So it's a refreshing change, this year, to find myself with an entire unused week, during which I definitely need to be in Europe, but could be anywhere in Europe. The week in question is August 7-11 (i.e. the week immediately before YAPC::EU).

Normally I would just arrive at the conference venue a…

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