Stas Bekman

Award received in 2005.

Stas Bekman has been a tireless advocate for large-scale applications in Perl and, of course, mod_perl. He went from an occasional asker of questions on the mod_perl list to answering many questions, and had the forethought to write it all down, creating and maintaining the mod_perl guide which quickly grew to over 600 pages. Recently, he made himself available for free talks to Perl Mongers groups during a trip covering North America, Australia, the Middle East and elsewhere.