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Damian Conway

Damian Conway
CEO and Chief Trainer, Thoughtstream

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Damian Conway is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and trainer, and a prominent contributor to the Perl community. Currently he runs Thoughtstream, an international IT training company that provides programmer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia. Most of his spare time over the past decade has been spent working with Larry Wall on the design and explication of the Perl 6 programming language. He has a PhD in Computer Science and was until recently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University, Australia.

Sessions

Education | Geek Lifestyle
Portland 256
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 22 ratings)
This tutorial explores a set of simple and practical techniques for giving better, more effective, more entertaining technical presentations. Discover how to capture an audience, hold their interest, convey your message to them clearly…and maybe even inspire them. Read more.
Perl
E145
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 18 ratings)
Join Damian for his annual kaleidoscopic tour of the strange and wonderful new Perl modules he's been developing over the past twelve months. Read more.
Perl
E145
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.92, 13 ratings)
Perl 6's many advanced features (junctions, multiple dispatch, generics, grammars, lazy evaluation, coroutines, etc.) may well offer awesome cosmic power, but for most of us the real and immediate benefits of switching to Perl 6 are the numerous minor Perl annoyances it fixes. This talk offers a dozen practical reasons why Perl 6 might now be a better choice as your everyday go-to problem-solver. Read more.
Office Hours
Expo Hall (Table C)
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The professor is in. Perl’s own Dr. Evil emerges from his secret lair to talk about Perl 6, Perl 5, Vim, and presentation skills. Damian knows a lot about all of the above as the widely sought-after speaker who runs Thoughtstream, an international provider of programmer training. He devotes much of his spare time to Larry Wall and the design of Perl 6. Read more.