Tatsuhiko Miyagawa

Award received in 2008.

Despite his considerable technical contributions to Perl, Miyagawa is an active community organizer and advocate for Perl. He is so active in the Perl community that it is rumored that he never sleeps. For the past three years, he has been one of the main organizers for YAPC::Asia -- helping that event to break worldwide YAPC attendance records. He has organized numerous meetings for Shibuya.pm, growing it to one of the largest Perl Monger groups in existence and frequently organizes cross-language meetings and events.