YAPC::Asia 2006 Tokyo Speakers

Damian Conway

Damian Conway

Dr Damian Conway is a professional Perl sensei.

A well-known member of the international Perl community and a widely sought-after speaker and trainer, Damian is also the author of numerous popular CPAN modules, a member of the technical committee for The Perl Conference, a keynote speaker at many Open Source conferences, a former columnist for "The Perl Journal", the author of the books "Object Oriented Perl" (Manning 2000) and "Perl Best Practices" (O'Reilly 2005), and a co-author of "Perl Hacks" (O'Reilly 2006). In 2001 Damian received the first "Perl Foundation Development Grant" and spent 20 months working on projects for the betterment of the world-wide Perl community.

He was, until recently an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Monash University, Australia. He now runs an international IT training company (http://damian.conway.org) that provides programmer and management training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia.

Most of his spare time is spent working with Larry Wall on the design of the new Perl 6 programming language.