Sponsors
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Paul Fenwick

Paul Fenwick
Benevolent Troublemaker, Perl Training Australia

Website | @pjf

Paul Fenwick is the managing director of Perl Training Australia, and has been teaching computer science for over a decade. He is a regular presenter at conferences and user-groups throughout Australia, where he is well-known for his humour and off-beat topics.

Sessions

Perl, Tutorial
Location: Portland 255 Level: Intermediate
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 40 ratings)
Despite its ubiquitous presence, Perl possesses both unique security pitfalls and features. Join Paul Fenwick, director of Perl Training Australia, as he examines Perl's handling of files, complex data, permissions, databases, taint mode, sandboxing, race conditions, compartmentalization, and more. Particular attention is paid when using Perl for system administration and untrusted data. Read more.
Programming
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.85, 26 ratings)
The average individual is given little scope for failure, at least not the type that really matters. However in recent times we have developed a profession who have the opportunity to fail like never before. The few, the proud, the Software Developers. Join us for a voyage of discovery, as we travel back through history to some of the most monumental failures the world has ever seen. Read more.
People
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.88, 16 ratings)
As technical professionals we excel at understanding protocols, standards, file-formats, and APIs. Whenever there is a doubt, one merely needs to read the fine manual or source code. Unfortunately the reference manual for humans was lost a long time ago, and the source code is poorly documented. We've been struggling with inter-human communication ever since. Read more.
Keynote
Location: Portland Ballroom Level: Novice
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 11 ratings)
The average individual is given little scope for failure, at least not the type that really matters. However in recent times we have developed a profession who have the opportunity to fail like never before. The few, the proud, the Software Developers. Join us for a voyage of discovery, as we travel back through history to some of the most monumental failures the world has ever seen. Read more.
OSCON 2008