Save the date! The evening of Wed 16 July 2008, Damian Conway, Perl expert extraordinaire, Open Source luminary, and long-time friend of the Toronto Perl Mongers, will deliver -- free and to the public -- one of his signature tour-de-force completely insane talks that is 1/3 high-end IT, 1/3 showmanship and 1/3 peyote-fuelled hallucination. Here are the details:
"Temporally Quaquaversal Virtual Nanomachine Programming in
Multiple Topologically Connected Quantum-Relativistic
Parallel Timespaces... Made Easy"
This will be the world premiere of the talk.
As I have done the past 4 times Damian has come to Toronto to give talks I will take up a collection. This is to help defray expenses and to provide Damian with an honorarium for the talk. Donations are completely voluntary. If you feel motivated and/or in the right place financially to make a donation please get in touch with me or visit the Paypal links at http://hew.ca/. The Toronto Perl Mongers and the other groups who have attended Damian's talks have always been incredibly generous in supporting Damian whenever he has visited in the past and both he and I thank everyone for all the support he has received over the years.
PS For those of you who don't know Damian, here is some background info on him. He's _not_ just a Perl hacker. If you're into IT in any way, shape or form prepare to have your mind blown...
http://www.googlism.com/index.htm?ism=damian+conway&type=1 -- I like the "... is my personal savior" one
http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2008/public/schedule/speaker/4710 -- we are getting his OSCON 2008 keynote delivered here first!
http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail880.html -- to hear one of his previous OSCON keynote talks (although this talk, as is the case with all his talks, is really enhanced by the slideshow that goes along with it)
Added by RichardDice on June 20, 2008