So YAPC is pretty much over, and it was awesome. My last minute talks went somewhere between "fine" and "well" depending on the talk. Unlike most other YAPCs I actually caught some of the other sessions too.
This YAPC, more than any other, is reassuring me that the Perl community is moving in the right direction. We seem to be refocusing on what's really important (to me anyway). We are not all the way there, Perl still has problems with marketing, technical debt, flawed perceptions, bad practices and so on, but it's obvious that the trend is one of moving towards where we want to be, not some inevitable doom.