The rest of OSDC day 2
November 28, 2007
Caught a number of interesting sessions yesterday:
- Adam Kennedy spoke animatedly on the topic of CPAN 1.5. I have only an abstract interest in the CPAN as a colossal piece of software engineering, but Adam is always amusing.
- Josh Heumann’s Intermediate Perl Testing turned out to be more about testing than Perl. Lots of good advice for organisations that don’t yet have testing as part of their culture.
- Google’s own Leslie Hawthorn, Geek Shepherd, spoke about the Google Summer of Code program, which she manages, and then launched a similar program for High School students, Google Highly Open Participation Contest. My eldest is just one year too young to join in this year – next year for sure.
- Paul Fenwick’s dinner talk, An Illustrated History of Failure was funny, interesting and geeky. Everything a dinner talk should be.
And after dinner, went out with a crowd from Sydney. We drank lemonade and ginger ale.