I'm now in Orlando, Florida attending "Perl Oasis" Orlando Perl Workshop 2010.
It's a shame that I forgot to pack my camera so there are no photos to show but Orlando is really warm and humid and beautiful out there. I hope I can see and share photos from Karen and mdk who had excellent Canon cameras.
I did the Plack presentation again, with a lot of updates reflecting the recent changes and plans we've been discussing. I think it went well and Plack was mentioned in other talks such as Stevan's Ox::Applicaiton talk, mdk's keynote and I got mst's Catalyst book copy as his "thank-you for Plack so we can remove Catalyst::Engine that I hated" reward :) Oh, as I mentioned in the talk, i hope Plack should show up in the top position or near when you search Perl Web Server on google, which currently shows some outdated miserable results. May ask you for some google bomb? :)
Some of the talks I attended: Stevan was explaining his recent Plack-ful project called Ox::Application. Shawn showcased his excellent TAEB nethack bot. Cory (gphat) told us how Solr rocks and how they migrate that to magazines.com search engine. Lucas is a spy from PHP community and told us how PHP sucks which I already knew. dhoss told us his experience with Google Summer of code which was very interesting. Marty explained the functional programming which reminds me again of the goody of PSGI; since PSGI app and middleware are code references, the traditional functional oriented programming methodologies like composing functions just work. We actually have the same code Marty showed, in our Plack::Runner middleware compose sub :) mst told us his tale on his new DBIx::Data::Store.
After the conference we went out for drinking, where we had pretty good conversation with awwaiid and Sartak, and then at the lobby we had an extended hallway session till midnight, like 3, with Karen, Marty, Casey and Shawn.
Today is the hackathon day; plenty of things in my mind but not much time!
Thanks Chris (perigrin) for organizing this great mini-conference and Shawn (sartak) for sharing his room.