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Allison Randal

Allison Randal
Occupation Programmer, Author
Employer Hewlett-Packard
Known for Parrot, Perl

Allison Randal is a software developer and author. She is the former chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation,[1] a former member of the board of directors for the Python Software Foundation ,[2] and a former Chairman of the Parrot Foundation.[3] She is also the lead developer of Punie, the port of Perl 1 to Parrot. She is co-author of Perl 6 and Parrot Essentials and the Synopses of Perl 6. She was employed by O'Reilly Media. From August 2010 till February 2012, Randal was the Technical Architect of Ubuntu at Canonical.[4][5] She is currently a director of the Open Source Initiative.[6]

In 2009, Randal was chair of O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON).[7]


  1. ^ Perl Foundation's Who's Who list
  2. ^ PSF Membership Roster
  3. ^ Parrot Foundation
  4. ^ New Job, New Blog by Allison Randal Aug. 20, 2010
  5. ^ Randal, Allison. "Allison Randal: Open Source Strategist". LinkedIn. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "OSI Board Changes 2014". 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  7. ^ Allison Randal - O'Reilly Radar

External links

  • "here be unicorns", Allison Randal's blog
  • An Interview with Allison Randal by Simon Cozens of
  • Interview with Allison Randal by The Perl Review
  • The Perl Programming Language

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