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Sun, Dec. 12th, 2004, 12:10 pm
London Perl Workshop - the aftermath

Amazingly the LPW didn't result in any deaths, maimings or other graphic unpleasantness.

I'm still in shock. Or hungover. Or in alcoholic renal failure.

Everything seemed to go smoothly and people seemed to have a good time. We got a turn out of about 250 I think including plenty of people who I'd never seen before and who were Perl beginners. Which is exactly what we wanted. Or I wanted anyway.

I'm a bit disapointed with my talk - I think it's definitely got potential but because it was only Etienne and me setting up the stage on Friday I didn't get home till midnight and didn't finish my slides till 3am.

So, tired and slightly wired, the first thing my bl**dy Mac does is get confused about the projector being turned off on it. A fingers-crossed reboot and a bit of poking and I was getting something on the wall which was good. Still it completely threw me off rhythmn and I went too fast through some bits, skipped other bits entirely and generally didn't do a very thorough job.

Still, I gesticulated wildly, cracked a few jokes and people seemed to be entertained. Well, they laughed anyway. At me or with me, doesn't really matter as long as they were happy.