I have been writing Perl since 1995 and teaching it since 2000. I've started the Padre, the Perl IDE, I am the maintainer of a number of modules on CPAN, and I have contributed to the MetaCPAN. My GitHub account contains quite a few other projects as well.
These days you can also find me on Skilit.
I have been running the Perl Weekly newsletter since August 2011, and both the Perl Maven and the Perl 6 Maven sites since June 2012. The Code Maven site was launched in 2015 and the PyDigger site in 2016.
Some of the contract works I've done
A few words about myself
I was born in 1967 in Budapest, Hungary. After successfully graduating from Fazekas, one of the most competitive high-schools in the country, I thought I can learn everything. Even Theoretical Mathematics.
It took two years to understand it is way too much for me so in 1989 I decided to make some adjustments. It involved moving to Israel, spending almost a year in Kibbutz Na'an, learning Hebrew and then starting to learn Computer Sciences and Business Administration at the Hebrew University. I graduated in 1993 and then went on to do an MBA in the same place while working full time in various hi-tech companies.
The first company I worked for was Digital (DEC). I worked there only a few months writing automated test for the Ethernet and Fast Ethernet chips they have been developing.
When that project finished I got accepted to a company called Rosh Maarachot Chosvot, which was later renamed ServiceSoft. I worked there as a programmer writing in Awk and Scheme and slowly learning system administration on the Novell network.
About a year after I started to work there the company moved to the US and the offices, including all the employees were purchased by NetManage that was expanding at that time. I started to work on the newly setup Windows NT servers and was working on the version control system that was PVCS, the bug tracking system (DDTS). I ran the build machines for the developers. That's where I learned Perl.
A little jump here ... one day I'll have to fill in the white pages. Other companies I worked for: Agentsoft, Phasecom (later Vyyo), Goldnames.
Since about 2000 I have been providing training classes and development services
in Perl and some other open source technologies. (e.g. Subversion, Git, Linux command line).
I also teach Python.
Open Source Development
Throughout the years I have contributed to several Perl modules on
Developed and maintained the CPAN::Forum a community web forum,
and the Perl Community AdServer. I had to shut down both
due to lack of interest.
I restarted the Israel Perl Mongers and created a lively environment for local Perl enthusiastic in Israel. With the invaluable help of other Mongers I have organized several Perl and Open Source conferences in Israel. The community now has monthly meetings both in Tel Aviv and in Jerusalem and a busy mailing list.
While the Hungarian Perl Mongers had a mailing list for some time already I have registered the perl.org.hu domain so we'll have a constant place to go when looking for Perl related information. Donated the hardware to run the web site and the mailing list and even organized with the great help of some other people two Perl Workshops in Budapest.
Mostly for my community work, in 2008, I received the White Camel Award.
Others about me
It's nice to see what other people write about me or if they take pictures of me, here are a few I found.
1st Hungarian Perl Workshop, 2002 (Budapest)
2nd Hungarian Perl Workshop, 2004 (Budapest)
Israeli Perl Workshop 2007 (Ramat Efal)
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