I've just returned home from Madison, Wisconsin, where I attended YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference, North America). It was fantastic!
I heard Larry Wall answer questions
I saw mst talk about automation
I met garu (the guy who wrote Data::Printer)
I saw Tom Christiansen talk about Unicode
and lots more
A lot of the talks are online, so if you missed them live, you can still catch them on video. I think I'm going to go check out some of the ones I missed (there are four or five talks at a time, so you can't see everything).
I'm afraid I dropped the ball on the Knitting BOF. I happened to meet Kelley and auggy, just by coincidence, but I missed Charlton. I laid a bunch of Perl-related knitting out on the table on game night to try to attract the attention of any other knitters who may have been lurking, but my apologies to anyone expecting a more formal BOF session. Even without a BOF, I got quite a few rows done on this hat, in addition to the mittens I made while traveling. Also, I was pleased to be able to give away a couple of Perlish dishcloths while I was there.