Do you know Josette? Written by marc -
Do you know Josette? You already seen her if you attended to an OSS conference last years, somewhere in Europe. You even was really close to her for few minutes. But you don’t remember, do you? You stared with envy at the treasures she brought to you at all those events with an incredible, unbreakable cheerfulness: the stacks of books of the O’reilly UK stand.
This cheerfulness is one of the thing I really want to meet again when I attend a new event, not only from Josette but all of you. Josette is not only sharing smiles and time but also our convictions and energy. We’re used to say that Perl is our community, and definitly: Josette is one of us. I would like to thank her for that.
Talking about community, we chatted about it at Riga. Our strenghts and weaknesses, what can we do to improve it? I told her I’m really proud to have joined a company involved in the community not only by understanding this is a long term investment but because the board share our convictions of what the computer world must be. So she connected me to Mark Keating, who made big efforts to market perl in UK and she promised me a printed copy of the art of community. She gave me the copy at OSDC.fr this week-end. In the name of Linkfluence at all, I would like to thank her and O’reilly UK for this present.
This makes me remember I never finished my YAPC review. I will soon!