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Peter J. Scott is the author of the Perl Fundamentals LiveLessons video course (2009), and the books Perl Medic (2004) and Perl Debugged (2001), all from Addison-Wesley. In addition to providing Perl training, mentoring, and code review, he has spoken at OSCON, on the Perl Whirl cruise and at YAPC, and founded his local Perl Monger group. A software developer since 1981 and a Perl developer since 1992, he has also developed for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He also authored the Perl Certificate series of online courses for the O'Reilly School of Technology. Scott graduated from Cambridge University, England, with a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Science and now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Grace, daughter Alana, two cats, and a parrot, at least one of which also knows Perl.