Perl 6
Perl 6 People: Revision 42

This "who is doing what" and "who is interested in what" social-networking page is for anyone (including newbies and organizations) doing anything significant (including commercial) regarding Perl 6.

  • Add your (or their) name below, in alphabetical order (by last name), in the most relevant section (or sections). Create a new section if a suitable section doesn't exist.
  • Link the name to a suitable home page, blog, or whatever, or you can create a new personal page on this wiki to link to (use the same name for the page name).
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The Perl 6 Design Team

Also known as "@Larry", and led by Larry Wall, our hero and leader, the inventor of Perl. AKA "TimToady" on IRC #perl6 (derives from "TIMTOWTDI"). He has staked out the perl5-to-perl6 translator as his own project. Also overdue for a MacArthur prize.

  • Nicholas Clark: Perl 5 Pumking. Also see "People of Perl: 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 Read 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. Read Patrick's journal. Also see "People of Perl: Patrick Michaud".
  • Allison Randal: The Parrot architect. 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. An expert at the "stick and carrot" approach to open source development.
  • Richard Dice: The president of The Perl Foundation.

The Old Guard

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

Perl 6 Supporters

Please do whatever you can to help The Perl Foundation find more supporters for Perl 6 and Parrot development.

Software Developers

Contributors to Rakudo Perl 6

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.

Documentation Authors

Perl 6 Wiki Contributers

  • John Beppu:
  • Herbert Breunung: Works on the Perl 6 tutorial for this wiki and maintains the online reader bundled with docs: "Perl6::Doc".
  • Andy Lester: Set up the official Perl 6, Perl 5, and Parrot wikis.
  • Conrad Schneiker: The original instigator of this official Perl 6 wiki (and offers a $1,000 prize for a Perl 6 version of it). Scavegened much of the original content to get this wiki started, and continues to work on it. Also instigator of the perl.perl6.users newsgroup.
  • Aaron Trevena:

Article Authors


  • Ask Bjørn Hansen: Set up Perl 6 newsgroups ( and runs feather, a Perl 6 development machine.
  • Andy Lester: Started and maintains Perlbuzz, which reports frequently about Perl 6 related events.

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