Damian Conway

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Damian Conway
Damian Conway giving a talk in Lausanne in 2020
Born (1964-10-05) 5 October 1964 (age 56)
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationAuthor, programmer, professor, speaker
Known forPerl 6 design

Damian Conway (born 5 October 1964 in Melbourne, Australia) is a computer scientist, a member of the Perl and Raku communities, a public speaker, and the author of several books. Until 2010, he was also an adjunct associate professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University.

Damian completed his BSc (with honours) and PhD at Monash. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) and Raku (Perl 6) language design, and his training courses, both on programming techniques and public speaking skills.

He has won the Larry Wall Award three times for CPAN contributions.[1] His involvement in Perl 6 language design has been as an interlocutor and explicator of Larry Wall.

He is one of the authors of the Significantly Prettier and Easier C++ Syntax (SPEC).[2]


  • Object Oriented Perl: A Comprehensive Guide to Concepts and Programming Techniques (Manning Publications, 2000, ISBN 1-884777-79-1)
  • Perl Best Practices (O'Reilly Media, 2005, ISBN 0-596-00173-8)
  • (with "chromatic" and Curtis "Ovid" Poe) Perl Hacks: Tips & Tools for Programming, Debugging, and Surviving (Hacks) (O'Reilly Media, 2006, ISBN 0-596-52674-1)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2005.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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