As well as my ecclesiastical career, I tend to keep myself busy in front of a computer; I work occasionally as a freelance Perl programmer.
I tend to write libraries rather than applications, but those I do write I make publically available on the CPAN. I have written around one hundred Perl modules, too many to describe here.
I also write a lot about programming.
I’m currently only working on a couple of development projects; everything I develop will be accessible at my development site.
- Songbee is a song projection system for the Japanese church.
- Memories is a photo sharing system similar to Flickr.
I’m often asked for a bio for conferences, books, etc. I keep telling myself to write a standard one and put it on my site and tell people to use that. I finally got around to it.
Simon Cozens (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Perl programmer and author. He has released more than 100 Perl modules. His books include Beginning Perl, Extending and Embedding Perl, and the second edition of Advanced Perl Programming. He also maintained the www.perl.com site for O’Reilly for several years and was a columnist for the Perl Journal. His academic training is in Japanese, and latterly in missiology; he aims to work for the church in Japan in the future.