Karaoke for fun and profit


Those who have watched my commanding stage presence may wonder if I was just lucky enough to be born this way. I wasn’t. When I started teaching Perl classes in 1993, I was petrified with stage fright. Then a friend of mine dragged me off to a Karaoke Club one night, without warning. And that’s where it all began.

You will experience how I’ve used karaoke to win friends, influence people, and even create entire industries. And yes, I do win karaoke contests, regularly. I might even sing a bit.

Mr Randal Schwartz

Affiliation Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc.
Website http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/

Randal L. Schwartz is a renowned expert on the Perl and Smalltalk programming
languages, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books on the subject, and
over 250 magazine articles. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and
consulting company (Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc of Portland, Oregon),
and is a highly sought-after speaker for his masterful stage combination of
technical skill, comedic timing, and crowd rapport. Schwartz is also infamous
amongst the System Administration community for his arguable 1995 criminal
conviction while performing activities for the Intel Corporation, and publicly
advocates for appropriate computer crime laws. His presentation about the
landmark case (titled “Just Another Convicted Perl Hacker”) has inspired
action for computer professionals and lobbyists at computer conferences all
over the world. And he’s a pretty good Karaoke singer, winning contests

Books authored/coauthored:

Programming Perl (multiple editions)
Learning Perl (multiple editions)
Learning Perl on Win32 Systems
Learning Perl Objects References and Modules (multiple editions)
Effective Perl Programming: Writing Better Programs with Perl
Object Oriented Perl
Randal Schwartz’s Perls of Wisdom

Magazine articles and columns:

UnixReview Magazine
PerformanceComputing Magazine
SysAdmin Magazine and Website
WebTechniques Magazine and Website
Linux Magazine and Website
The Perl Journal E-Magazine
Apple Developer Works Website

Regular contributor to online forums:

perlmonks.org (The Perl Monastery)
newsgroups comp.lang.perl.misc et. seq.
newsgroup comp.lang.perl.announce (moderator since inception)
perl.org mailing lists
Perl mailing lists on Yahoo! Groups
podcast.geekcruises.com podcast
twit.tv/floss podcast