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.