Damian Conway

Perl guru, Vim boffin, Presentation Skills maestro

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Dr Damian Conway is a widely sought-after speaker, trainer, and author (of both technical literature and Open Source software).

He currently runs an international IT training company, Thoughtstream, that provides programmer training from beginner to masterclass level throughout Europe, North America, and Australasia.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Perl 5
  • Perl 6
  • Vim
  • Presentation skills
  • Regular expressions
  • OO
  • Software testing
  • Toolsmithing
  • Developer optimization
  • Keynote speaker
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing



Mastering Vim by Damian Conway September 2014


“Rugged. Indestructible. Indispensable. Whether you’re a newcomer or an expert, you’ll find great value in Perl Hacks, the only Perl guide that offers something useful and fun for everyone. Each hack in Perl Hacks is a short lesson. Some are practical exercises that teach you essential skills, while others illustrate some of the fun things that Perl can do. Learn how to add CPAN shortcuts to the Firefox web browser, read files backwards, write graphical games in Perl, and much more.”
— brian d. foy, The Perl Review