“being now a thing with one arm, now with one leg, now with twenty legs, now a pair of legs without a head, now a head without a body: of which dissolving parts, no outline would be visible in the dense gloom wherein they melted away.”
It was recently announced on the YAPC::NA blog that Shadowcat's own Mark Keating will be presenting the opening keynote for this year's American perl conference in Austin, Texas on 3rd June.
The topic of the talk will focus on the first 25 years of Perl, and to add a literary theme it is called 'The Perl of Christmas Past'. Keynotes on the following two days of the event will be called Perl of Christmas Present and Future respectively.
It is an enormous privilege for Mark and Shadowcat to be associated with the event and for Mark to open the proceedings with the keynote.