My first computer was a Commodore-64. I played lots of games and learnt to program in BASIC and 6502 M/C. Later, I got involved in the web while at Leeds University, back in the days of the CERN server and the X Mosaic browser.
I use to work for the Inso Corporation/eBT, an XML content management company. I ran their tech support desk for Europe, and though the product did not support Perl, I used Perl at every possibility to get things done. After that I worked for Alaris Medical/Cardinal Health/CareFusion/Becton Dickinson & Capgemini.
I now work for a boutique SAP consultant. This involves mostly SAP ECC ABAP programming and a little SAP PO/PI development. I don't do much with Perl these days...
I like Perl! Well you would hope so, seeing as I took time to join Perlmonks and write this bio here. I also like XML, you will note a lot of my nodes deal with Perl and XML, it's a bit of a hobby of mine.
When working with Perl I mostly work with Apache, and CGI/Perl/mod_perl, on *nix (AIX/Red Hat - work and Debian - home).
I've done quite a bit of Perl/XML work, and found the XML::LibXML and XML::LibXSLT modules in particular very powerful. This node Mega XSLT Batch job - best approach? is a good example of the kind of work I'm interested it.
Monks I've met
I must confess that the only monks I've actually met face to face are Davorg and DrHyde. I've exchanged a few emails with others, but living in the country-side is not good for joining a town based Mongers group.