Jacinta Richardson

Award received in 2008.

Jacinta has been credited for saving more than one Perl Monger group from dying and is often heralded as the "gardener of the Australian Perl Community", in the sense that she provides energy while subtly encouraging others to take responsibility. She is an active member in every Monger group in Australia, as well as many other FLOSS groups in the area. Her resume includes working to organize OSDC, Linux.conf.au, and SAGE conferences. She also works with Perl Training Australia in supporting the Perl community with such ventures as perl.net.au and Perl Tips.