Mr. Rikus Goodell

United States
Perl mongers group
Web page


My first exposure to Perl was shortly after the turn of the millennium, when I started playing with various programming languages as a teenager, and Perl quickly became a favorite. For well over a decade, Perl has been my preferred tool for almost any task, small or large.

My first paying Perl job was in 2011, and I have continued working as a developer using Perl since that time.

I've attended YAPC::NA in Madison (2012), Austin (2013), Orlando (2014), and Salt Lake City (2015), and YAPC::Europe in Sofia (2014), Granada (2015), Cluj-Napoca (2016), and Amsterdam (2017).

I will also be at YAPC Europe in Cluj-Napoca (2016).

Thank you to cPanel, Inc. (my employer) for sending me to these conferences, and, more importantly, for sponsoring them.

My first name is pronounced REE-kuhs. Detail:

Attending talks

‎Mocking APIs for Emulation Driven Development‎
‎CSV with flexible headers (perl5 & perl6)‎
‎How to write an API endpoint in 2016‎
‎Writing command line tools made easy‎
‎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
‎Jenkins 101: Getting started‎
‎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
‎Documenting Code - Patterns and Anti-Patterns‎
‎Making the 'First Hard Thing' easy‎
‎A decade of dubious decisions‎
‎Ref::Util: more than you ever wanted to know about ref()‎
‎writing XS in plain C‎
‎From 5.12 to 5.24: Upgrading a business application‎
‎First months as a new Perl developer‎
‎Finding dead code, the quick and easy way, with Devel::QuickCover‎
‎Is Javascript Perl?‎
‎Experience of Perl development for Raspberry PI‎
‎Writing Perl extensions in Rust‎
‎Better Code Review?‎
‎XS accessors under the hood‎
‎Symbiosis of Docker and Perl‎
‎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