Speaker biographies are available for the following speakers:
Philippe "BooK" Bruhat
Philippe "BooK" Bruhat is a core member
of the Paris Perl Mongueurs and
a regular participant in Perlmonks,
under the username
Using Perl actively since 1998, he is known for his obfuscations which
never won the Obfuscated Perl Contest... ;-)
During the summer of 2001, he worked on the translation of chapters 3 to 9 of
(the pet name of the
Camel book, 3rd
edition) in French.
But to make a living, he works as a security consultant for
Dave Cross is an active member of the Perl community and is a regular
poster to Perl discussion boards. In 1998, Dave founded the London
Perl Mongers group, the first Perl users' group outside the USA. He is
still the nominal leader of this group.
More recently, Dave has become a Perl writer and trainer. He has
written articles for The Perl Journal and www.perl.com and was a
regular columnist for PerlMonth. In January 2001, his first book Data
Munging with Perl was published by Manning. He is a regular speaker
at Perl conferences.
Hugh Daniel is a 25 year veteran of computer software (and sometimes
even hardware), both private and Free & Open Source. He has been
involved in diverse projects ranging from non-violent educational
software, Project Xanadu, Unix based community BBS's, network
graphics, rocket design, cryptographic education and online civil
Hugh Daniel is currently the manager of the
Linux FreeS/WAN Project
which is working on making the Internet both secure
and private for people to commentate via.
Marcel Grunauer has studied computer science at the Technical
University of Vienna and has developed software since the early
90s. He has been involved with the Perl community for several
years, has attended Perl conferences, and has recently been
active in London.pm and Vienna.pm.
He has taught a few introductory Perl classes on a small
scale. He has written several modules (cf. CPAN, author id =
MARCEL) and proofread Dave Cross' book "Data Munging with Perl".
Brian Ingerson lives in Vancouver BC, and is working to make the
Perl a better place.
Daniel Karrenberg has helped to build the European Internet
since the early 80s. As one of the founding members of the
German Unix Users Group he has been involved in the setting
up of EUnet, a pan-European coperative network providing
electronic mail and news to businesses and academic institutions
all over Europe. While at CWI in Amsterdam, Karrenberg has
helped to expand this network and convert it to a fully IP
based service. During this time he created a 'whois' database
of operational contacts, that was the nucleus of the current
RIPE database. Karrenberg is one of the founders of RIPE,
the IP coordination body for Europe and surrounding areas.
In 1992 he was asked to set up the RIPE NCC, the first
regional internet registry providing IP numbers to thousands
of Internet service providers in more than 90 countries.
Karrrenberg has lead the RIPE NCC until 1999 when it had
an international staff of 70 with more than 25 nationalities;
he currently helps to develop new RIPE NCC services.
Recently his contributions have been recognised by the Internet Society
with its 'Jon
Postel Service Award'.
Karrenberg's current interests
include measurements of Internet performance and routing
as well as security within the Internet infrastructure.
In general he likes building new and interesting things.
Daniel has been an avid user of Perl since he converted from
'csh+sed+grep+awk'. Most of his programming projects start
as a perl prototype and most of them end there because the
prototype is 'good enough for now'. Daniel has received numerous
and humorous threats from those who have had to re-implement
some of these prototypes after they turned out to provide
During the last two decades, Dr. Tim Maher has taught programming
to thousands of high-tech professionals. As a Professor of
Computer Science, and later as a Software Instructor for AT&T,
Sun, DEC, Hewlett Packard, and CONSULTIX, Dr. Maher has consistently
earned acclaim for his highly effective and entertaining style of
course development and presentation.
O'Reilly is well-known as the founder of
Associates, Inc. He has written several books on computer
topics, and, as an editor, has had a major hand in the development
of many other titles. Tim is also an advocate for
internet standards, Open Source software, and against sham
software patents. He has served on the board of trustees for
the Internet Society
and the Electronic Frontier
Michael G Schwern
Schwern's code runs like a rash across CPAN, with 28 modules
as of this writing including Class::DBI, Carp::Assert,
Semi::Semicolons and Sex totaling some 10,000 lines of code,
13,000 of documentation and 3,500 of tests. Because he
couldn't keep his big mouth shut, he finds himself
Perl6 Quality Assurance manager. Having spoken at TPC 4 and
every YAPC yet, its a wonder they keep letting him back.
When not coding up Yet Another CPAN module, Schwern enjoys
stuffing various sea creatures into his overalls and shooting
bad technical books.
Arjan de Vet
Arjan de Vet studied Computing Science at Eindhoven University where he
also worked as a researcher for four years. After doing his military
service he joined Philips C&P in 1995, nowadays called Atos Origin,
where he worked on a wide range of Internet related topics with a strong
focus on security. As of July 1st 2001 he is a partner and security
consultant at Madison Gurkha, a company specializing in security. During
his whole career he has used PERL with a special interest in writing and
auditing of scripts that can be used with elevated privileges or in
hostile environments (like a webserver on the public Internet).
Jouke Visser is a member of
Amsterdam Perlmongers) and can be found on
Perlmonks almost every day under
the username Jouke
(how creative :) ).
He has been using Perl since 1997 and rates himself "Perl
Adept" according to Nathan Torkinton's
Stages of a Perl Programmer.
He writes free software for
disabled children, and is currently employed at
Johan Vromans has engaged in software engineering research since
1975. Convinced of the importance of a good programming
environment, he became an expert in using GNU Emacs and the Perl
programming language. Also he was instrumental in bringing the
Internet to the Netherlands as a commercial activity. He currently
owns his own consulting business called Squirrel Consultancy. He
can be reached at JVromans@squirrel.nl.