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Patrick Michaud

Patrick Michaud
Consultant, pmichaud.com

Patrick Michaud is the pumpking for the “Rakudo” Perl 6 compiler. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and was formerly a Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is currently a software developer and consultant focused on open source development and applications, including Perl, PmWiki, and Linux.

Sessions

Programming
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Patrick Michaud (pmichaud.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
Parrot is the virtual machine intended to run Perl 6 and other dynamic languages efficiently and effectively. Parrot tools used to build "Rakudo" (Perl 6 on Parrot) are powerful and general enough to host other languages. This talk explains how they work and demonstrates how to start running your own language on Parrot--and to use other code targeting Parrot without writing it yourself. Read more.
Perl
Location: Portland 256 Level: Novice
Patrick Michaud (pmichaud.com), Jerry Gay (Rakudo Consulting Group)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 9 ratings)
This talk will report on the overall status and implementation of the Rakudo Perl compiler targetting the Parrot virtual machine. The talk will also cover the design of the compiler itself, focusing on the overall architecture, the structure of the Perl 6 test suite, and provide details that will enable others to become involved and to directly contribute to the remaining work of building Rakudo. Read more.
OSCON 2008