Kicked off with Mark's tomato mystery deepening with the addition of a surgical glove.
Marc Chantreux had an interesting talk with back to perl, I liked the idea of a standard module to use rather than having the same boilerplate list of use statements in every script.
Git Tips & Tricks, Tina Müller gave a great talk showing some of the power of using git aliases and some useful tools, definately a set of slides that I will go back over.
Lance Wicks gave the only Perl 6 talk I attended which was Building a web app with Perl 6 and Cro. Having worked extensively with catalyst and a bit of dancer, it was nice to see perl6 web frameworks have advanced in the past few years.
with the recent GDPR mess I thought Building Privacy In by John Lightsey was worth a look and did not disapoint. He delivered a clear and conscise insight into threat modelling.
Time for food again, the food was excellent again. The only problem with the venue was the limited number of places to sit and eat, this brought a bit of a problem as someone had decided that the only tables were his for the BOF session that was to follow the dinner break and was trying to chase everyone away half an hour before the BOF was supposed to start. After this slight annoyance it was time for the BOF(Birds of a Feather) session, something that I had not come across before and could not particpate in this time, my boots decided to split so off I went into Glasgow shoe shopping.
The Perl Advent Calendar 2017 Redux, a seriously high speed run through last years advent calendar from Mark Fowler. He also put a shout out for people to help write more articles for this year, I have my thinking cap on and call on you to do the same.
As I have recently started in a new engineering team with some none perl devs I thought it would be good to pick up some tips on how to introduce them to perl from Andrew Solomon in his Let them learn Perl on the job? talk.
WebDriver Integration Testing With Perl from Tom Hukins showed some interesting options for web application testing, that I will be encorporating into my test suites.
I have been considering Vue.js as a frontend for some of my projects for a while, it seems well fitted to talking to a perl based json api. So I was very glad to see Vue.js for Perl hackers by Thomas Klausner on the schedule. This talk has pretty much confirmed what I alreaady thought with some nice examples and I look forward to a future project with vue.
Curtis Poe then gave an enthralling interview with Gloria Wall. It made me think of a variaton of the common phrase, behind every great man stands a great woman, which I believe fits perfectly. She was intelligent, witty and insightful. She has lived what must be an unusual life in the heart of our community. It was fascinating to hear her speak about raising a family in such a strange environment and the ups and downs that have come with it.
Some of the highlights from the lightning talks were Perl on android Corion which is a bit mind blowing. There was a comical look at the inefficeny of queueing for food by Stefan Seifert. I am not a fan of code golf I think it has done some harm to perl's reputation for unreadable line noise. But it was great to see some golf in php to know its not just perl.
That concluded the day, there was a game night organised which sounds like it was a lot of fun but I was shattered so decided to call it a night and return to my hotel.