|Known for||Parrot, Perl|
Allison Randal is a software developer and author. She was the chief architect of the Parrot virtual machine, a member of the board of directors for The Perl Foundation, a Director of the Python Software Foundation from 2010 to 2012, and the Chairman of the Parrot Foundation. 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.
She is currently a director of the Open Source Initiative and was its president between 2015 and 2017, taking over from and handing back to Simon Phipps. She also serves on the Open Stack Foundation board of directors.
- "The Perl Foundation". www.perlfoundation.org.
- "History of PSF Officers and Directors". Python Software Foundation. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "Foundation - Parrot VM". www.parrot.org.
- "New Job, New Blog". allisonrandal.com. 20 August 2010.
- Randal, Allison. "Allison Randal: Open Source Strategist". LinkedIn. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
- "Allison Randal". O'Reilly Radar.
- "PSF Membership Roster". Python Software Foundation. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "OSI Board Changes 2014". 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- Phipps, Simon. "Handing On The Baton". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
- Randal, Allison. "Transitions in Leadership". Open Source Initiative. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- "Board of Directors". Open Stack Open Source Cloud Computing Software. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
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- "here be unicorns", Allison Randal's blog
- An Interview with Allison Randal by Simon Cozens of perl.com
- Interview with Allison Randal by The Perl Review
- The Perl Programming Language
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