Perl 6
Perl 6 People: Revision 84

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 or organization), 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).
  • Add a few sentences relevant activities, interests, and so on.

Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters

This important section expanded enough to get its own page (Yea!): Perl 6 Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters.

The Perl 6 Design Team

Also known as "@Larry", and led by Larry Wall, our hero and leader, the inventor of Perl.

  • Nicholas Clark: Pumking of the Perl 5.8 series. Also see "People of Perl: Nicholas Clark".
  • Will Coleda: VP of the Parrot Foundation. Has worked on a variety of languages targeting parrot.
  • chromatic: The project secretary, a Parrot developer, and the one who argued for roles for a couple of years until Allison pointed to the traits paper. Read chromatic'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/Perl 6 Grammar engine. He's also the Perl 6 compiler and Parrot pumpking. Read Patrick's journal. Also see "People of Perl: Patrick Michaud".
  • Damian Conway: He writes the Exegeses, which explain by example Larry's design documents (the Apocalypses).
  • Allison Randal: The Parrot architect. Also hacks on the Perl 6 compiler tools. She started the Synopses with Damian and is now president of the Parrot Foundation.
  • 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 deserving of a MacArthur prize.
  • Richard Dice: The president of The Perl Foundation.

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: Working on Pipp, PHP on Parrot, and Eclectus, Scheme on Parrot.
  • Mark Stosberg: I'm working on porting CGI::Application to Perl 6 and having fun along the way.

Documentation Authors


  • Patrick Michaud (architect of the Rakudo Perl compiler), Jonathan Worthington (prolific contributor to both Rakudo and Parrot), Carl Mäsak (frenetic Rakudo user, and our number one bug finder) and Moritz Lenz (keeper of the Perl 6 test suite, and Perl 6 user and blogger) are writing a Perl 6 book (see Documentation for more information). We are also open to contribution from others - already Jonathan Scott Duff has written an initial preface for us.

Perl 6 Wiki Contributers

Article Authors


  • Ask Bjørn Hansen: Set up Perl 6 newsgroups (
  • Andy Lester: Started and maintains Perlbuzz, which reports frequently about Perl 6 related events.
  • Juerd Waalboer: Runs feather, a Perl 6 development machine, and used to be active in several areas of Perl 6/Pugs.

The 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. Also see "People of Perl: Leopold Toetsch".
  • Nathan Torkington: Former project manager emeritus.
  • Jesse Vincent: The former Perl 6 project manager. An expert at the "stick and carrot" approach to open source development.
  • Bryan Warnock: Used to compile the Perl 6 Digest with Simon Cozens. Yes, that Warnock.

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