The Alps, Western region. Northern Switzerland. Halfway between Zurich and Basel. Here you can find Olten, a nice little city which these last few days had an unusually high concentration of Perl aficionados roaming its streets. I'm talking about this year's Swiss Perl Workshop, the second incantation ever, and a very successful one.
This year's German Perl Workshop (GPW 2013) in Berlin marks a 10 year timespan of me attending Perl events. Good enough of a topic for my first blog post here. It all started way back when in 2003, having just switched cities in pursuit of a new and fulfilling Perl job. By that time I already had 7 years' worth of Perl experience under my belt, but never attended any Perl conference.
So my first Perl show was the then 5th German Perl Workshop in St. Augustin near Bonn. I was quite excited, had no Idea what would await me. After all, this was my first programming conference, ever.