Perl 6
Perl 6 People: Revision 111


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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Damian Conway: He writes the Exegeses, which explain by example Larry's design documents (the Apocalypses).
  • Allison Randal: The Parrot architect and 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 -- 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.

Software Developers

Contributors to Implementations

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.
  • Carl Mäsak: frenetic Rakudo user, November author and our number one bug finder
  • Mark Stosberg: I'm working on porting CGI::Application to Perl 6 and having fun along the way.

Documentation Authors

Books

Wiki Contributors

Article Authors

Others

  • Ask Bjørn Hansen: Set up Perl 6 newsgroups (http://www.nntp.perl.org/group)
  • 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), Parrot' name is based on his joke.
  • 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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