Perl QAH and MetaCPAN

This year was my first Perl Quality Assurance Hackathon, and even then I could only make 2 of the 4 days. I now wish I'd been to everyone ever, and for the full time!

I've been working on the MetaCPAN project for over 4 years, taking on the puppet master/sysadmin/development VM builder type role, even though that's not really my day job. So after all this time to actually meet Olaf Alders and the recently joined Mickey was a great pleasure:


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Plack basics - talk at YAPC::EU 2011

So, I should really have blogged about Day 1 and 2 of the conference, which has been fantastic, but also hectic, I'll try catchup soon...

Anyway, I wanted to link the slides from my Plack basics talk.

Thanks to Miyagawa, who's 2010 talk I based it on and to Alex and Damian who's speaker training helped me refine what I'd done even further.

It was really encouraging to have so many people afterwards come up and say they were ei…

YAPC::EU Day -1

I arrived yesterday (conference -2 days) afternoon, we met up with various mongers, had a crap experience trying to get food in one place, and then found somewhere that did very good steaks, followed by a quick drink in the main square.

Today, a bit more with it, acme, ralf, Michael and myself had a stroll around the main market - housed in old Zeppelin hangers! - which was interesting and had very tasty donuts, and a general look around the old town.

I then attended the Speakers training run by Alex Kapranov with Damian Conw…