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Tim Bunce

Tim Bunce
Senior Architect / Entropy Minimizer, TigerLead

Website | @timbunce

Tim Bunce is best known as the author and maintainer of the Perl DBI module, the standard database interface for Perl since 1994. He has contributed to the development of the Perl language and many of its core modules, and was responsible for the 5.4.x series of maintenance releases.

As the founder and CTO of Data-Plan Services, he provides Perl, database, performance, and scaling consultancy services to an international client base. Prior to that we was Technical Director (CTO) of IG in the UK where he was awarded by British Telecom for his role in the rapid development of their Call Management Information service, a system implemented in Perl.

He is co-author, along with Alligator Descartes, of Programming the Perl DBI, the definitive book on DBI, published by O’Reilly Media.

A popular and effective speaker, he has delivered tutorials and sessions for many years at OSCON and other conferences and workshops.


Location: F150 Level: Intermediate
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 11 ratings)
Come and see the amazing new NYTProf v2 profiler in action. Profiling your Perl source code has never been so accurate, so detailed, so insightful, or so pretty! After optimising your code, instrument it with DashProfiler to monitor how critical sections perform in production. Two talks in one! Read more.
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
Tim Bunce (TigerLead)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
Discover the vibrant growth of the perl community, the CPAN codebase, and the perl jobs market. Discover tools to ease perl code maintenance and testing. Discover how the development of Perl 6 is helping the development of Perl 5. Discover the facts you need to bust perl myths. Read more.
OSCON 2008