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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Tom Christiansen
Tom Christiansen is an author and trainer who has been involved with Perl since its initial public release in 1987. Tom is the owner of the perl.com domain and website, author and major caretaker of Perl's online documentation, original author and co-maintainer of the Perl Frequently Asked Questions list, and frequent technical reviewer for The Perl Journal and O'Reilly & Associates.

Tom is the lead author of The Perl Cookbook and co-author of Programming Perl, Learning Perl, and Learning Perl on Win32 Systems - all bestsellers from O'Reilly & Associates. He served two terms on the USENIX Association Board of Directors and was president of The Perl Journal.

Perl users selected Tom to receive the White Camel award in 1999, the year of the award's inception. Members of the Open Source community voted Tom the Best Newbie Helper in the first annual Andover.Net Slashdot Open Source Community Awards, 2000, to honor Open Source pioneers.

Tom owns and operates Tom Christiansen Perl Consultancy, also known as TCPC, which has provided Perl training to most major corporations, Fortune 500 businesses, and military branches in the US as well as many companies internationally.

He has a Masters degree in Computer Science specializing in operating systems design and in computational linguistics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he also received Bachelors degrees in Spanish and Computer Science.


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