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White Camels 2016

2016.png The 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…

Nominate Perl heroes for the 2015 White Camel Awards

We're looking for nominations for the 2015 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups. These people keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!


The 2014 White Camel Awards

In the lands where the camel roams, the white camel is a rare and revered individual. Each year, The Perl Foundation recognizes significant non-technical achievement in Perl with the White Camel Awards. This is the 15th year we've done this, and I don't think anyone will be surprised by this year's recipients. Oh, and happy birthday Perl (from Saint Petersburg and Saint Perl 6, GMT+0300)!

Perl community - Amalia Pomian

Amalia…

Nominate Perl heroes for the 2014 White Camel Awards

We're looking for nominations for the 2014 White Camel Awards that recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community. Each year we recognize work in the broad categories of community, advocacy, and user groups.

The 2013 White Camels


The 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 …

Mobrater and White Camel Nominations

I'm looking for nominations for the 2013 White Camel Awards, and this year I'm using MobRater, a PlainBlack service, to get those nominations at http://whitecamelawards.mobrater.com.We're looking for people who have made significant non-technical contributions to Perl and the Perl community. We typically divide that up into user groups, community, and advocacy, although the categories are a bit squishy.

Us using MobRater doesn't mean that th…

Help us spruce up WhiteCamel.org

A long time ago, Gabor set up WhiteCamel.org to highlight the recipients of these annual awards from The Perl Foundation. I was supposed to help, then I got busy. I still want to help, but we also need your help.

  • If you have any pictures of anyone presenting the White Camel awards and you'd let us use them for the site, please let us know. I found only one on Flickr, but maybe there are more that aren't tagged.

  • I'm also keen to get a photo of me announcing the awards in my 5 Lats "I Riga" shirt.

  • If you are a White Camel recipient, we'd like to add a nice picture of you next to our wonderful words about your myriad accomplishments and additions to Perl.

  • We're already thinking about next year. In fact, we're always looking for candidates for White Camel recognition. If you have suggestions, let us know.

The 2011 White Camel Awards

The White Camel Awards recognize outstanding, non-technical achievement in Perl. This year, the White Camels recognize the efforts of three people whose hard work has made Perl and the Perl community a better place:

Leo Lapworth makes Perl websites not suck.

Daisuke Maki rocks the Japanese Perl community.

Andrew Shitov is a Perl-conference-organizing mega-monster.

Read more at Perl News.

The 2010 White Camel Awards

This year, on behalf of Perl mongers and O'Reilly Media, I present the White Camel Awards at YAPC::EU in Pisa.

The White Camel Awards recognize significant, but non-technical, achievement in the Perl community, traditionally in three areas: Perl advocacy, Perl user groups, and Perl community. Non-technical work tends not only to be thankless jobs which nobody praises in public. However, these people keep doing the work despite the possibility or reward or recognition. Curiou…

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).