Docker for Perl developers, Wesley Schwengle a good starting point for deploying perl with docker, unfortunatly I chose to sit right at the back and my poor eyesight and small font made it hard to see the slides so will need to revist them
With her talk You’re Not Wanted Here! (How design decisions can make your application discriminatory), Joelle Maslak really highlighted some subtle design designs which I am sure most of us do without thinking just because we always have which discriminate against people. I will certainly be considering my application design more carefully in the future.
CI/CD pipelining database changes as often been a thorn in my side so sqitch (App::Sqitch) – sane database change management by Dan Muey was a logical choice. It was a helpful starting point probably another talk that would be suited to a longer slot or a workshop.
Nicholas Wehr delivered his talk Effective Perl Shop - a Culture Primer, Which unfortunatly got side tracked into a rather opinionated discussion on the definition of culture fit. This was rather uncomfortable to sit through and I felt sorry for Nicholas as I understood the point he was trying to make it just did not come across clearly and caused some misunderstanding and forceful expression.
Dinner time again, neither of the two options were something I like, being a bit of picky eater, but I managed to find enough to eat.
Tower of Babble - Extending and transforming perl, Matt S Trout (mst). Matt as always was entertaining, every time I see him speak I can understand more of what he is talking about. I don't know if that means I am learning more perl or my madness is slowly coming in line with his.
The Future of Perl 5 and 6, Curtis Poe (Ovid), was excellent really gave food for thought as to the direction that perl might take over the next decade.
Time for more lightning talks, Choroba spoke about DBD::MariaDB which was interesting as my first day back at work ended up looking at a mysql to mariadb migration an assessing any differences. Lukas Mai talking about Pitfalls in UK postcode validation was brilliant in its content, delivery and humour( yes regex talks can be funny ). The Coolest FizzBuzz Ever! was amusing as well with a look at fizz buzz in one of the bizarrest languages ever.
So that wrapped up the conference I had time to grab something to eat and then catch the train back to Leeds.