Perl Training Australia's trainers are the best in Australia. We don't just use Perl, we are actively involved in Perl's development and design, are experienced trainers and conference presentors, and have numerous publications on the Perl language. We are constantly revising our notes and course materials to ensure that we cover Perl's latest features and best practices. When your training is performed by Perl Training Australia, you're getting the best Perl courses possible.
Damian Conway holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is an Honorary Associate Professor with the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
He is the author of numerous well-known modules including: Class::Contract, Text::Autoformat, Parse::RecDescent, Text::Balanced, Lingua::EN::Inflect, Class::Multimethods, Switch, Quantum::Superpositions, NEXT, Filter::Simple, Attribute::Handlers, Inline::Files, and Coy (all available from your local CPAN mirror).
Damian was the winner of the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Larry Wall Awards for Practical Utility. He is a member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a former columnist for The Perl Journal, and author of the books "Object Oriented Perl" and "Perl Best Practices".
In 2001 Damian received The Perl Foundations inaugural "Perl Development Grant" and spent 20 months working on projects for the betterment of Perl.
Most of his time is currently spent working with Larry Wall on the design of the new Perl 6 programming language and producing explanatory documents exploring Larry's design decisions.
Paul Fenwick, BSc, has more than ten years of commercial experience with Perl, and over eight years experience in teaching Computer Science. He is a writer for The Perl Journal, and maintains Perl's Finance::Quote, Proc::UID, and Business::Payroll::AU::PAYG modules.
Paul is a regular presenter at Melbourne Perl Mongers, a contributor to the Perl 5 core, and an avid developer. He has used Perl to produce a diverse range of applications across a range of areas, including system administration, monitoring, business and finance, web portals, encryption, statistics, mail processing, and games.
Paul is involved in improving Perl's features for operating in high-security environments. He is editor of the Perl Commercial Services category for the Open Directory Project
Jacinta Richardson, BE(Hons), BSc is both the training coordinator of Perl Training Australia, and a senior trainer. She has more than 10 years of commercial Perl and teaching experience. Jacinta is a qualified software engineer, specialising in course development, requirements analysis and client liaison.
Jacinta is a prominent figure in the Perl commmunity. She has been involved in organising many community conferences including linux.conf.au 2008, The Open Source Developers' Conference (2004-2011), and The Australian System Administration Conference (2008-2009), many of which she has also presented at. Jacinta participates in a wide range of national and international computer-related user groups and regularly gives talks at Perl Monger and other meetings on her travels. One of her big passions is promoting women in IT. For her work in the Perl community, Jacinta was awarded the prestigious White Camel Award in 2008. When away from the computer, Jacinta enjoys scuba diving, cycling and baking.
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