This year's Bulgarian Perl Workshop is taking place in Sofia on Saturday, February 26. With the help of the French Perl Mongers we will have a Dancer talk by Alexis Sukrieh, and we are also excited to have Alex Kapranoff from Moscow.pm as a guest speaker. The event is off to a great start, and we even have some fantastic artwork thanks to our friends at designfield.biz. More details are available at the workshop website perlbulgaria.org.
YAPC::EU in Pisa was my first YAPC ever and it was a truly fantastic experience. I met some great people, drank some great beer, and got to be a part of the incredible thing that the Perl community is. I am already looking forward to Riga next year.
A couple of observations:
I have started work on reinvigorating the seemingly dead Sofia.pm, the perl mongers group in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recently I took over the administration of the mailing list, and just now I have launched a fresh new website. There are many perl users here, as became evident from the first and second perl workshops that took place (ash++) in the last two years, so I am confident this will be an active and stable group. So, if you are a perl user from Bulgaria, make sure you get on the mailing list.
This is the first post in yet another new blog to join the perl blogosphere. My name is Peter, I am from Bulgaria, and my technological inclinations seem to have been determined by a memorable childhood camel-riding experience (my family was relatively poor and precious stones are not something I am used to; also, I never really managed to get comfortable with snakes). Although I first started programming in perl nearly 10 years ago, it was only in the past year that I evolved from an anonymous and passive consumer of perl code and culture to a point where I released my first cpan modules, started sending bug reports and patches for other people's modules, and joined an exciting community project. Now the hacker in me is feeling a new urge - to speak and be heard!