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
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
- all bestsellers from O'Reilly & Associates. He served two terms on the
Association Board of Directors and was president of The Perl Journal.
Perl users selected Tom to receive the White Camel award in 1999, the
of the award's inception. Members of the Open Source community voted Tom
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
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