And now for the "super secret special announcement":
w00t! I am now listed as a speaker on the ApacheCon Speakers Page! Now I just need to figure out what my login details are so I can upload a pic.
More beautiful words were never read in an email than:
Thank you for your recent session proposal for ApacheCon Europe 2005. The following sessions have been selected and scheduled: (1238) 'Installing and Configuring Apache 2.0 on MacOS X'
That's right people the gods of web server software have deigned to invite me to Germany for ApacheCon Europe 2005!
I will be giving an hour talk on installing and configuring Apache 2.0 on MacOS X. My original proposal was for a half day tutorial that included an overview of Waffles and their impact on world events, but hey for a free ride to Germany I can save the Waffle talk till after.
I am not cool enough to actually be listed on the Speakers Page, which is fine really. But look at that, ahhhhh its the good Drbacchus (third speaker listed)!
I am super excited about this, not only because I get to to go to Germany, but because I have been trying to get into the convention speaking gig for a while now. Many good things can come of this.
Okay, here is the uncomfortable part for me. I am hoping to stay for the entire conference. Being a speaker my travel, meals and stay are covered for a specific period. I have worked out the room situation so that is no biggie... but money for food and such is a different story.
With Baby Davis on the way money is getting tighter and tighter, so I am asking you internet to help a brother out. If you are one of the multitudes that uses one of my plugins, or is using Persian currently; if I have helped you out via email or IRC please think about donating. It really bothers me to be doing this, I do what I do because I love it, no other reason. But honestly Internet I could use your help with this one.
That is all I am going to say on this, if I actually get donations I will put up something to show the total, but if not *shrugs* we go on as usual. I will also create a page of Silly Supporters, you know if I actually have any.
Oh and another thing, I am hoping to have an impromptu WordPress Meetup while at the con, so if you are a WordPresser who lives in/around Stuttgart, Germany or you are planning on attending ApacheCon Europe watch this space for an invitation, time and place closer to the event.
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