Sam Vilain is Yet Another Perl Hacker, a British expatriot now living in New Zealand. Currently working for Catalyst IT (NZ) Ltd, one of NZ's largest OSS development houses - managing the .nz registry, the electoral role and the country's largest newspaper publisher's web site, amongst other things. Sam has been programming Perl since 1998, and is the maintainer of various CPAN modules including Tangram and Date::Holidays::NZ.