Patrick Michaud (Pm)

"True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want." --Larry Wall, Creator of Perl

January, 2006

Inc. Magazine spotlighted PmWiki in its February issue. Inc. said "It's the true open-source alternative. It takes some tech smarts to use, but once you've downloaded the software, it's totally customizable." The magazine liked the "far-flung community of developers constantly adding new features," and that the price was "free." It compared it with other wikis costing up to $10,000.

November 8, 2005

Tonight I'm giving a presentation on PmWiki to the Dallas PHP Users Group. The presentation is available as PPT and PDF.

September 13, 2005

I gave a presentation to the Dallas PHP Users Group on PHP Internationalization strategies in PmWiki.

September 1, 2005

At long last, I'm very pleased to announce the official release of PmWiki 2.0.0, now available at

August 8, 2005

I found out today that the August 23rd, 2005 print edition of PC Magazine will contain an article Working Together With Wikis featuring my software, PmWiki.

August 1-7, 2005

I'm off to OSCON 2005 in Portland, Oregon from Aug 1 thru Aug 7th. On the 3rd, I'm presenting on the Design and Implementation of the Perl 6 Compiler.

June 2005

YAPC 2005 (Yet Another Perl Conference) in Toronto was excellent! Gained a lot of insight. Met in real life most of the Perl 6.0 development team. Perl 6.0 grew leaps and bounds during the PUGS Hack-a-Thon. Presented at YAPC on the status of Perl 6.0 compiler.

April 26, 2005

Gave presentation to the DFW Perl Mongers Group on the Parrot Grammar Engine. Here is the presentation in Powerpoint: Parrot Presentation

March 24, 2005

Gave a light dinner talk at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference in Corpus Christi related to how "Strawberry Pop-Tart Blowtorches" happened.

March 4, 2005

Gave presentation to DFW Unix Users Group (DFWUUG) on Wiki Anti-Spam Techniques. Here is the presentation in PDF?.

November 6, 2004

Gave presentation to DFW Unix Users Group (DFWUUG) on Wikis. By popular demand, here is the presentation as a PDF?.

October 26, 2004

Gave talk to DFW Perl Mongers on Overview and History of Perl 6.0.

October 20, 2004

Gave talk to The Hectic Eclectic Linux Users Group (THELUG) on Overview and History of Perl 6.0.

October 16, 2004

Gave presentation to North Texas Linux User's Group (NTLUG) on Installing and Configuring Apache web servers. PDF?

September 2004

With PmWiki 1.0 officially released, it's time to start development of PmWiki 2.0!

August 2004

Released PmWiki 1.0.

July 2004

I'm now officially the Perl 6.0 compiler pumpking.

March 1, 2004

Last fall I bought a mobile phone that provides me with unlimited data access to the Internet -- you can read more about it at CellularInternet.

February 18, 2004

PmWiki version 0.6 has finally been released and now includes features such as PmWiki/AuthorTracking and Internationalizations. Many more features are planned. You can read the announcement or go directly to the PmWiki site.

November 14, 2003

Next week I'm going to be at 2003 COMDEX in Las Vegas, seeing what sorts of new technologies and tools are in the works. If you're also going to be at Comdex or are otherwise in the Las Vegas area, and would like to get together, email me!

July 21, 2003

National Public Radio's All Things Considered had an article tonight about WikiWikiWebs -- check it out by clicking the icon at right.

June 11, 2003

For the next couple of days I'm at the USENIX 2003 Technical Conference in San Antonio, catching up on the latest Unix/Linux activities.

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