The White Camel Awards, 2015 Edition

white_camel_2015.pngThe White Camel Awards recognize outstanding, non-technical achievement in Perl. Started in 1999 by Perl mongers and later merged with The Perl Foundation, the awards committee selects three names from a long list of worthy Perl volunteers to recognize hard work in Perl Community, Perl Advocacy, and Perl User Groups. These awards have been managed by The Perl Review in conjunction with the The Perl Foundation. This year we have a nifty new White Camel logo thanks to the people at Evozon and Built In Perl.

For 2015, the White Camels recognize the efforts of these people whose hard work has made Perl and the Perl community a better place:

Perl User Groups - Chris Prather

Chris Prather, also known as perigrin, has been a tireless community leader for the Orlando Perl mongers and a conference organizer for Perl Oasis, YAPC::NA 2011 in Ashville, and YAPC::NA 2014 in Orlando.

Perl Advocacy - Sawyer X

You can hardly go to a Perl conference (or Amsterdam X Perl mongers) without hearing Sawyer X talk about the wonders of the Perl community (e.g. The Joy in What We Do). He writes the Perl 5 Porters weekly summaries and has been a driving force in the Dancer community. No matter where he shows up, in person or online, he's been the shining light of kindness and helpfulness that makes the Perl community a nice place to move bits around.

Perl Community - Steffen Müller

Steffen Müller, also known as tsee, has done quite a bit of technical work for the Perl community, but he's one of the people helping with the non-technical aspects in too many ways to mention. He's especially stood out in recent years with his work through, writing for their technical blog and being a driving force behind's generous donations to The Core Maintenance Fund.

About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).