Perl 6
Perl 6 People: Revision 26

  • This list is for anyone doing anything significant regarding Perl 6.
    • Add your (or their) name below, in alphabetical order (by last name), in the most relevant section.
    • Link the name to a suitable home page, blog, or whatever, or you can create a page on this wiki to link to (use the same name for the page name).
    • Add a few sentences relevant activities, interests, and so on.

Perl 6 Design Team

This section was partly derived from "Who's Who in Perl 6, Parrot, and Pugs" (

  • Nicholas Clark:
  • Will Coleda: The parrot project manager. Has worked on a variety of languages targeting parrot.
  • Damian Conway: He writes the Exegeses, which explain by example Larry's design documents (the Apocalypses).
  • chromatic: The project secretary. He is at least partially responsible for delaying Apocalypse 12 with that Roles idea. Also writes code. Also editor at cromatic's journal.
  • Jerry Gay: Hacks on Parrot, Rakudo Perl 6 and the Parrot Compiler Toolkit (PCT). Read Jerry's journal
  • Patrick Michaud: The author of PGE, the parrot/Perl6 Grammar engine. He's also the Perl 6 compiler and Parrot pumpking. Patrick's journal.
  • Allison Randal: The Parrot architect and also hacks on the Perl 6 compiler tools. She started the Synopses with Damian.
  • Hugo van der Sanden: Knows more about Perl 5 internals than any one person should, which helps to make better decisions for Perl 6.
  • Audrey Tang: The primary force behind Pugs, the original Perl 6 compiler implementation in Haskell that targets at least four different backends, including JavaScript. Ended the long "Dark Ages" of compiler-side Perl 6 development. Spread "-Ofun" and commit bits to the masses. Also overdue for a MacArthur prize.
  • Jesse Vincent: The Perl 6 project manager.
  • Larry Wall: Our hero, the inventor of Perl. He has staked out the perl5-to-perl6 translator as his own project. Also overdue for a MacArthur prize.
  • Richard: The President of The Perl Foundation
  • Jesse: The Perl 6 Project Manager. An expert at the "stick and carrot" approach to open source development.

Old Guard

These individuals contributed a great deal, but are no longer serving in their former capacities:

  • Piers Cawley: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
  • Simon Cozens: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.1 through 0.0.4).
  • Matt Fowles: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
  • Ann Barcomb: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
  • Steve Fink: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.9 through 0.0.12).
  • Jeff Goff: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.5 to 0.0.8).
  • Luke Palmer: Former Perl 6 language list monitor and co-author of the retroactive Synopses.
  • Chip Salzenberg: Former parrot pumpking and the parrot architect, and a large contributor.
  • Dan Sugalski: Former parrot architect.
  • Leopold Tötsch: Leo was the pumpking for releases 0.0.13 - 0.4.5, and for some time was a larger contributor.
  • Nathan Torkington: Former project manager emeritus.
  • Bryan Warnock: Used to compile the Perl 6 Digest with Simon Cozens. Yes, that Warnock.

Contributors to Rakudo Perl 6

  • Jeff Horwitz:
  • Ovid:
  • Jonathan Worthington:

Developers using Perl 6 (and Parrot)

  • Darren Duncan: DB-related stuff.
  • Stevan Little: "Moose is the new Perl" Moose meta-object system. Stevan's journal.
  • Bernhard Schmalhofer: Has been updating PHP on Parrot.
  • Mark Stosberg: I'm working on porting CGI::Application to Perl 6 and having fun along the way.

Perl 6 Wiki Contributers

  • Herbert Breunung: Working on the Perl 6 tutorial for this wiki.
  • John Beppu:
  • Andy Lester: Set up the official Perl 6, Perl 5, and Parrot wikis. Started Perlbuzz.
  • Conrad Schneiker: The instigator of the perl.perl6.users newsgroup, and instigator of the official Perl 6 Wiki (and $1,000 prize for a Perl 6 version).
  • Aaron Trevena:


FYI, the table of contents entry will sometimes not format correctly after a save or a preview (e.g. the font will be too big, and there will be extra blank lines in the middle), so don't worry about it. Sometimes doing 2 previews in a row will restore correct behavior, or a couple of edit-saves.

contributed by Conrad Schneiker on Jan 5 3:24am

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