The schedule for OSCON 2008 has just been announced, and the Perl track is back with a vengeance. Last year, our favorite language seemed to be falling out of favor with five tutorials and nine sessions. This year, it’s five tutorials and fifteen sessions. Tim Bunce’s DashProfiler and Eric Wilhelm’s Stick a fork() in It: Parallel and Distributed Perl are the two that jump out at me.

I won’t be speaking about Perl. Instead, I’ll be talking about Just enough C for open source projects and part of Michael Schwern’s tutorial-length People For Geeks extravaganza.