The Perl Conference - Glasgow 2018 - A summary
I was lucky enough to attend TPC 2018 (my first perl conference), mostly because it was in Glasgow, my home town. This was a very busy week, the conference started on the first day of school (ever for my kids!) so I was late every day :P I met a lot of great people, some all too briefly, and learned a lot of interesting things through conversation, unrelated to the talks below.
Here are some of the talks I really enjoyed (in no particular order) and would recommend watching when the individual videos are up (at which point I'll update the links below).
- In Conversation With... - Gloria Wall interviewed by Ovid.
- When diff is not enough - Tux. This tool looks fantastic, really useful.
- How Geizhals took out ImageMagick before ImageMagick took *us* out. - Nicholas Clark.
- Rescuing a Legacy Codebase - Ovid. I really got a great deal out of this from the 'management' aspects in particular, but the whole talk was fantastic.
- Building Privacy In - John Lightsey (J.D.)
- TestML – Data Driven Testing for Perl 5, Perl 6 and beyond - Ingy döt Net (ingy). I eventually recovered from this, my mind took a bit of a beating :)
- WebDriver Integration Testing With Perl - Tom Hukins.
- Lua by the eyes of Perl developer - Ilya Chesnokov.
- Find and fix your web security vulnerabilities with Burp Scanner - Lee Johnson.
- Reading CPAN / Finding Modules - Corion.
- The Future of Perl 5 and 6 - Ovid.
- Developers, engineers and the downward spiral - Christopher Rasch-Olsen Raa. This was great.
One of my take away actions came out of a discussion following 'Reading CPAN / Finding Modules', regarding cpanratings and issues impacting it's usefulness. However it is going to be replaced by functionality on MetaCPAN, so I need to catch up with what's going on there. For the other items on the 'to do' list I'll hopefully have time to work on them soon.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who worked very hard to keep things running smoothly, and thanks again to liz, my kids love the stickers.
Previously posted at perlmonks.