I have finally booked flights for my summer travel. I start travelling next week and will be away from home for 14 out of the next 21 weeks. I have booked 20 flights and plan to be in Seoul, Pittsburgh, Rome, Chicago, Madison, Amsterdam, Belfast, Frankfurt, London, Tallinn, and Sydney. I’m a bit apprehensive about the amount of travel I’ll be doing, but I will get to catch up with a lot of people. As well as a number of family events I’ll be attending YAPC::NA in Madison and YAPC::EU in Frankfurt. I’ll also be back home in time to attend YAPC::Asia in Tokyo. As always when I travel I will try to meet up with local Perl Mongers.
Attending and speaking at the Perl conferences is important to me but I haven’t managed to come up with an interesting talk this year. I will be speaking about The Perl Foundation at YAPC::NA and I may do this as well at YAPC::EU. But I had really wanted to create a lightning talk based around the number 25 as YAPC::EU will be my 25th YAPC and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Perl. I still have time to get inspired, but I have so many Perl related things that I’m working on that I don’t know if I’ll manage to make the talk a priority.