Thiago Rondon

Award received in 2013.

If you're doing Perl in Brasil, you probably know "maluco", also known as Thiago Rondon. Not only does he run multiple business with heavy doses of Perl, but he was the leader of the São Paulo Perl mongers and the organizer of the Brasilian versions of the Perl Advent calendars, called Equinócio, which the local community runs twice a year. He's also the creator of OpenData-BR, which uses Perl to illuminate government spending data.