Dave Cross

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Dave Cross
Dave Cross at UKUUG.jpg
Born David Cross
(1962-09-07) 7 September 1962 (age 54)
Nationality British
Occupation Author, programmer
Known for Perl programming
Website http://dave.org.uk/

David "Dave" Cross (born 7 September 1962) is a British technical author, known in the Perl community for his work with Perl Mongers.

Technical author[edit]

In 2001 Manning Press published Dave Cross's first book Data Munging With Perl.

Dave followed this up in 2003 by co-authoring with Andy Wardley and Darren Chamberlain Perl Template Toolkit, published by O'Reilly Associates.

Work in the Perl community[edit]

Dave Cross founded London Perl Mongers, the first Perl user group outside North America.

Since then Dave Cross has become a regular speaker at Perl conferences[1][2][3][4][5] and other open source conferences such as UKUUG[6] and FOSDEM.[7]

In 2004 Dave Cross was presented with the O'Reilly White Camel award for his work in the Perl community.[8]


In addition to his technical writings Dave Cross currently maintains a personal blog on which he covers issues such as politics and religion — in particular, he is a strong atheist.[9]


  1. ^ Participant information: Dave Cross, YAPC::Europe 2008
  2. ^ Participant information: Dave Cross, YAPC::Europe 2003
  3. ^ Participant information: Dave Cross, Belgian Perl Workshop 2007
  4. ^ Participant information: Dave Cross, London Perl Workshop 2008
  5. ^ Speaker biographies, YAPC::Europe 2001
  6. ^ Talk abstracts, UKUUG Spring 2008
  7. ^ Dave Cross: an interview, FOSDEM, 26 January 2004
  8. ^ White Camel Awards: 2004 Recipients, www.perl.org
  9. ^ Non-Magic Bus, Dave Cross, 21 October 2008