Damian Conway

Damian Conway (born 5 October 1964 in Melbourne, Australia) is a computer scientist, a member of the Perl community 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 Conway
Damian Conway giving a talk in Lausanne on 17 August 2009
Born (1964-10-05) 5 October 1964
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationAuthor, programmer, professor, speaker
Known forPerl 6 design

Damian completed his BSc (with honours) and PhD at Monash. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to CPAN and Perl 6 language design, and his Perl programming training courses.

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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