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Perl 6 People

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. Intructions about how to expand are at the end. Not all links lead to articles in this wiki. To get all of them click on the "People" tag on the right side or on this link.

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.

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.
  • 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


Wiki Contributors

Article Authors


  • 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.
  • Gabor Szabo: gives talks and organizes a lot of different things in the community
  • 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:

  • Bernhard Schmalhofer: Worked on Pipp, PHP on Parrot, and Eclectus, Scheme on Parrot.
  • 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 and initial parrot architect and developer.
  • 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. ("Blog"<http://use.perl.org/~jesse)
  • Bryan Warnock: Used to compile the Perl 6 Digest with Simon Cozens. Yes, that Warnock.

How to add yourself to this page:

  • 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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Hi! This quick tour will help you get acquainted with Socialtext Workspace. It's easy to do. After you've read each page, just click on the blue underlined link at the bottom to go to the next page -- sort of like turning the page in a book.

A Socialtext Workspace is a way to work together on the web that's fast and fun.

It's a flexible way for you and your team to organize information.

Right now, the information you're looking at is a few paragraphs of text, like you could read in a newspaper or a book.

What else is here?

Can I change something?

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Glad you asked! Absolutely!

Changing pages is easy. Just double click. Alternatively, click the link called "Edit This Page" and write some words at the bottom of the page. Go ahead, try it here! You won't hurt anything.


You can do this on every page in the Workspace.

What if I make a mistake?

Try writing here:

OK, this is my text. {}[]+`'"...

Advanced Getting Around

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Here are some more advanced workspace navigation techniques. If you like, you can go back to the basic page, called How do I find my way around?

You can use categories to group pages that are related. Anyone can put a page into a category by editing the page and using the category controls. Then, you can find pages in a given category by clicking on the "Categories" link in the top menu.


You can also customize your navigation with the navigation sidebar. Click on "Settings" in the top menu, and you can add sidebar boxes that show you the pages you've been to recently, pages that have been recently changed, and your own set of favorite pages.


Can I change something?

How do I make links?

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Making links in Socialtext is very simple.

To add a link to a page in the workspace, first double-click to enter editing mode. Alternatively, click Edit This Page.


Write the name of the page you want to link to. Then, select the text you want to link. Click on base/images/docs/Toolbar-link.gif in the toolbar.

If you make a link to a page that doesn't exist yet, your link will appear with a dotted underline. When you click on the link, the page will be created.

How do I make a new page?

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How do I make a new page?

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Click on New Page in the workspace header. You will see a new page to edit. Change the name of the page by editing the title in the field on top. Put the text of the page in the larger space below. Click Save.

You can also create a new page by making a link on an existing page. While editing, select the text to link and click on base/images/docs/Toolbar-link.gif in the toolbar. You can also put the name of the page you wish to create in square brackets, like this: [Title of New Page].

After saving, the link will appear with a dashed underline, which means the link refers to page that does not exist. Whenever you click on a dashed link, you can create the missing page.


To practice, try making a new page with your name as a title using either method.

Congratulations! You know how to use a workspace

Meeting agendas

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  • Log the outline of an upcoming meeting or phone conference, and give the address out to participants.
  • Make links out to separate pages detailing issues as needed.
  • Update the agenda before the meeting, or on the fly during the meeting as new discussion points come up.

Project Widget Planning Meeting

January 13, 2004
Call-in number: 512-555-1212

...a Workspace can also help you with project plans...

Documents that people are working on

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You could create a page in a workspace to collaborate on document drafts:

Z-1000 Draft Marketing Collateral

Acme Widgets is proud to present our new, advanced Z-1000 weed-trimmer and hair-styling widget. Its features include:

  • a newly-designed rotor with twice the weed-trimming power
  • 7 new hair-trimming attachments
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...not to mention to have conversations among team members.

What if I make a mistake?

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Don't worry, you can't do any permanent damage.

Click on History to see previous versions of a page. You can always go back to an earlier version. And you can see who changed each version of the page.


Go ahead and try it here.

So, What's the funny punctuation?

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