Perl 6
Perl 6 People: Revision 105
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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.

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^^ Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters

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

^^ The Language Design Team

Also known as "@Larry", and led by [Larry Wall], our hero and leader, the inventor of Perl. We think he deserves a "MacArthur prize"<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_Fellows_Program>.

* Nicholas Clark: Pumking of the Perl 5.8 series. Also see ""People of Perl: Nicholas Clark"<http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/04/people_of_perl_nicholas_clark.html>".
* 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"<http://use.perl.org/~chromatic/journal/>.
* Jerry Gay: Hacks on "Parrot"<http://parrotcode.org>, [Rakudo] Perl 6 and the Parrot Compiler Toolkit (PCT). Read "Jerry's journal"<http://use.perl.org/~particle/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"<http://use.perl.org/~pmichaud/journal/>.
* "Damian Conway"<http://damian.conway.org/About_us//Bio_formal.html>: He writes the "Exegeses"<http://dev.perl.org/perl6/exegesis/>, which explain by example Larry's design documents (the "Apocalypses"<http://dev.perl.org/perl6/apocalypse/>).
* "Allison Randal"<http://www.onyxneon.com/allison.html>: The Parrot architect. Also hacks on the Perl 6 compiler tools. She started the "Synopses"<http://dev.perl.org/perl6/doc/synopsis.html> with Damian and is now president of the Parrot Foundation.
* "Hugo van der Sanden"<http://crypt.org/hv/>: 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 -- see Tang's Time-line in [When will Perl 6 be released?]. Spread "-Ofun" and commit bits to the masses. Also deserving of a MacArthur prize.
* Richard Dice: The president of "The Perl Foundation"<http://perlfoundation.org/>.

^^ Software Developers

^^^ Contributors to [Rakudo]

* "Jeff Horwitz"<http://www.smashing.org/jeff/node/2>: mod_perl6. "Jeff's blog"<http://www.smashing.org/jeff/blog/1>.
* "Ovid"<http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2574> (Curtis Poe): Also see ""People of Perl: Ovid"<http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/08/people_of_perl_ovid.html>".
* [Jonathan Worthington]: Mostly works on the Perl 6 compiler; previously worked on Parrot.
* "Jonathan Leto"<http://leto.net>: Implemented first version of the roots() builtin in Rakudo and has added many tests to the Perl 6 and Parrot test suites.

^^^ 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"<http://use.perl.org/~Stevan/journal>.
* "Bernhard Schmalhofer"<http://use.perl.org/~bernhard/journal>: 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

^^^ Books

* The [Open source Perl 6 book] is written by:
** Patrick Michaud (architect of the Rakudo Perl compiler)
** Jonathan Worthington (prolific contributor to both Rakudo and Parrot)
** [Carl Mäsak] (frenetic Rakudo user, November author and our number one bug finder)
** [Moritz Lenz] (keeper of the Perl 6 test suite, and Perl 6 user and blogger)
** Jonathan Scott Duff (wrote the initial preface)
** They are also open to contributions from others.
* See [Perl 6 Books and Media] historical info and future prospects.

^^^ Wiki Contributors

* [Martin Berends]
* [Herbert Breunung]: writes wiki articles, tutorials and articles in print magazines.
* "Andy Lester"<http://petdance.com/>: Set up the official Perl 6, Parrot, and then Perl 5 wikis. Also runs "rakudo.org"<http://www.rakudo.org/> and "perlbuzz.com"<http://www.perlbuzz.com/>. "Andy's journal"<http://use.perl.org/%7Epetdance/journal/>.
* [John Beppu]:
* Aaron Trevena:
* [Conrad Schneiker]: The original instigator of this wiki. He {collected and added} most of the original content, and helped update it for the first year or so. He also offered a "$1,000 prize for implementing a wiki engine in Perl 6"<http://www.athenalab.com/Perl_6_Wiki_Award.htm>, which was awarded to {Carl Mäsak, Johan Viklund, and Ilya Belikin} for the [November] project in 2009. He was also instigator of the perl.perl6.users newsgroup, and used it to lobby for a Perl 6 earmark donation process for grassroots fund-raising.

^^^ Article Authors

* [Adriano Ferreira]: [Perl 6 microarticles]

^^ Others

* Ask Bjørn Hansen: Set up Perl 6 newsgroups ("http://www.nntp.perl.org/group"<http://www.nntp.perl.org/group>)
* Andy Lester: Started and maintains "Perlbuzz"<http://perlbuzz.com>, 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"<http://www.perl.com/pub/au/Cawley_Piers>: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
* "Simon Cozens"<http://simon-cozens.org/>: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.1 through 0.0.4).
* "Matt Fowles"<http://www.perl.com/pub/au/Fowles_Matt>: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
* Ann Barcomb: Former parrot/perl6 summarizer.
* "Steve Fink"<http://use.perl.org/~sfink>: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.9 through 0.0.12).
* "Jeff Goff"<http://www.perl.com/pub/au/Goff_Jeffrey>: Former parrot pumpking (versions 0.0.5 to 0.0.8).
* "Luke Palmer"<http://www.luqui.org/>: Former Perl 6 language list monitor and co-author of the retroactive Synopses.
* "Chip Salzenberg"<http://use.perl.org/~chip/>: Former parrot pumpking and the parrot architect, and a large contributor.
* "Dan Sugalski"<http://www.vogelein.com/~dan/>: Former parrot architect.
* "Leopold Tötsch"<http://www.toetsch.at/>: 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"<http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2006/10/people_of_perl_leopold_toetsch.html>".
* "Nathan Torkington"<http://www.frii.com/~gnat/>: Former project manager emeritus.
* "Jesse Vincent"<http://use.perl.org/~jesse>: The former Perl 6 project manager. An expert at the "stick and carrot" approach to open source development.
* "Bryan Warnock"<http://www.perl.com/pub/au/Warnock_Bryan>: Used to compile the Perl 6 Digest with Simon Cozens. _Yes, "that"<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warnocked> Warnock._


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