Mr. H.Merijn Brand (‎Tux‎)

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confirmed ‎CSV with flexible headers (perl5 & perl6)‎ 30 minutes
confirmed ‎Using mixed CSV headers in DBI‎ Lightning talk


I am an analyst/programmer since 1988 working for Procura in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, which has been very openminded to OpenSource.

I am specialized in data-analysis and -conversion, mainly with databases and data-connections as focus area.

Many know me for my work on the CSV data format with Perl. I wrote a fast, versatile and flexible CSV parser for Perl 5 and ported that to Raku.

In my daily work, I mainly use the Perl, C, and Java programming languages. My desktop is Linux (openSUSE with KDE/Plasma 5) on my workstations and my laptop. Next to Linux my daily work also used to be concentrated on commercial OS's like HP-UX and AIX.

On the internet I am widely known as "Tux".

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Attending talks

‎Making your web application work for everyone‎
‎Mocking APIs for Emulation Driven Development‎
‎CSV with flexible headers (perl5 & perl6)‎
‎Real-world parsing with Perl 6‎
‎When you don't want Agile‎
‎The neuroscience beyond the usability‎
‎Refactoring with Statsd, Toggle and Scientist‎
‎Vulnerability discovery, response and remediation for developers‎
‎Lightning Talks Day 1‎
‎Lightning Talks Day 2‎
‎Lightning Talks Day 3‎
‎The non-butterfly effect - a universe where Camelia didn't flap her wings‎
‎How to Lie With Benchmarks - Perl 6 is Faster!‎
‎Go for Perl Programmers‎
‎The raptor and the butterfly‎
‎Ref::Util: more than you ever wanted to know about ref()‎
‎Perl 5.24 and the Zen of Motorcycle Maintenance‎
‎writing XS in plain C‎
‎Low level details for high level developers‎
‎9 PostgreSQL features I wish I learned earlier‎
‎Experience of Perl development for Raspberry PI‎
‎Writing Perl extensions in Rust‎
‎A tale of a Perl start-up‎
‎Better Code Review?‎
‎XS accessors under the hood‎
‎Extending Syntax - Signatures, Operators and Compound Statements‎
‎Fraudulent Perl‎
‎Keynote Day 1‎
‎Keynote Day 2 - State of the Velociraptor‎
‎Keynote Day 3‎
‎Opening - Welcome to YAPC::EU 2016!‎
‎Closing Notes‎