I'd like to nominate Gábor Szabó (the Hugarian-Israeli Perl programmer, not
the Jazz musician) for his contributions to the Israeli and Global Perl
Communities. See:

* http://www.szabgab.com/

* http://search.cpan.org/%7Eszabgab/

Gabor Szabo is responsible for the fact that the Israeli Perl community, and
that of other dynamic languages has took off. So far he:

1. Set up an alternate mailing list, which proved to be more active -

2. Set up a tradition of monthly Israeli Perl meetings, which have turned out
to be popular.

3. Organised 3 YAPC::Israel conferences - YAPC::Israel::2003,
YAPC::Israel::2004 and YAPC::Israel::2005 and an OSDC::Israel conference -

4. He helped organise the Hungarian Perl Workshops in Hungary, and a Hungarian

5. He set up CPAN Forum - http://www.cpanforum.com/ - as a way to get help and
ask questions with individual CPAN distributions. Also allows users to tag
their modules using delicious-like tags.

6. His commmercial venture - http://www.pti.co.il/ - has been responsible for
training material and sessions for Perl and other FOSS technologies, as well
as general FOSS development and support. Some of its material has been made
available online free-of-charge.

7. He has written many weblog entries, comments, emails and stuff about
communal and technical issues.


Aside from all that, he has done numerous contributions of code, and


        Shlomi Fish

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