YAPC::Europe day -1

YAPC::Europe 2012 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany starts on Monday. This is the biggest gathering of Perl people in Europe and I'll keep you updated day by day.

I'm presenting The Fallacies of Distributed Computing‎ on Tuesday afternoon.

The star of the conference for me is the lightning talk sessions: lots of speakers giving 5-minute talks. R Geoffrey Avery normally hosts them but unfortunately he can't make it this year, so I'll be your host for the lightning talks this year. There are lightning talks at the end of each day. I can squeeze in a few more lightning talks: if you'd like to give one, come see me and send me an email: acme@astray.com.

Our journey to Frankfurt started off with a slight delay: a scratch found on the aircraft's door frame meant technicians measuring it and lots of paperwork, but we eventually made it to Germany. It's hot here. Today is the hottest day of the year - up to 35°C - and the next few days will be pretty hot too. I'll be wearing my shorts hoping the air conditioning in the venue isn't too strong.

I've landed in Frankfurt many times. My wife lives nearby in Falkenstein so she and my daughter have also come - but I don't think they'll be geeking out much. I haven't spent much time in Frankfurt itself so I'm looking forward to walking around town and visiting the Senkenberg Museum right next to the venue.

Today: a bit of slide preparation and BBQ and then I head into town to check into my hotel and then off to the pre-conference meeting. I'll be wearing a "#!/usr/bin/perl" tshirt. See you there!

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user-pic Léon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.