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Andy Lester

Senior Programmer, Follett Library Resources

Andy Lester has been a professional programmer for over twenty years and Perl evangelist for a decade. As one of the core Perl developers, Andy's interests in Perl focus on quality assurance. He maintains eight testing modules on the CPAN, as well as the Perl QA website. Andy is a frequent speaker at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, YAPC, and at Perl Monger meetings around the country. He's spoken around the US on a variety of programming topics including technical debt, project management, automated testing, web agent automation, and effective job searching for programmers.

By day, Andy is a senior programmer for Follett Library Resources in McHenry, Illinois. By night he works on his CPAN modules and his upcoming book for Pragmatic Bookshelf on how to get hired. He lives with his wife Amy, daughter Quinn, and Baxter, the world's neediest dog.

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