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Aloha Portugal here we come

Mon Jun 1 12:48:19 2009

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It is just two months to go until the YAPC::EU in Lisbon and I am sure that the organisers have started to enter that vague twitchy-panic state that comes before such a major event.

As for us at Shadowcat Barracks, well some of us will be presenting talks at YAPC::NA in June (bites fingernails nervously), along with talks at the local North West England PM group in July. But even still we have a little extra thrill at the thought of the fast approaching Lisbon.

Well at least I do...

This is partly to do with the YAPC, and partly to do with the fact that I will be arriving the week before with the intention of seeing more of the city (and perhaps the countryside around).

So if there are any other people arriving early and want to meet up at night for a pre-conference beer, let me know. I cannot promise anything as I will be sightseeing and my wife will be insisting on a no-Perl conversation rule for a few days before the conference. But if you have family with you, want a bit of sanity where we can manoeuvre others into talking while we slope to one side and get a brief tech talk in under the radar, then let me know :)

Hoping my wife doesn't read this easy to find post...Well at least not before I have had a chance to think of a reasonable excuse for not lavishing all my attention, deservedly, on her.

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Mark Keating is: Managing Director of Shadowcat Systems Limited
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