Jacinta Richardson, B Software Eng (Hons), B Sci, has more than eight years of commercial Perl and teaching experience. She is a qualified software engineer and the chief technical writer and course coordinator for Perl Training Australia.

Jacinta is a prominent figure on perlmonks where she holds the title of Saint. She actively supports many local Australian Open Source user groups such as Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane Perl Mongers, Melbourne and Sydney LinuxChix and various Linux and BSD user groups. In her free time she likes to work in her garden, scuba dive and cook.