About the Perl Shop

Jelled, Experienced Team

The Perl Shop is led by managing developers who have worked together for 25 years, have over a half-century of combined experience developing software, and have worked with Perl since the early 1990’s. They adopted Agile techniques in the early 2000’s, when Agile was first emerging as a best practice, in order to improve the predictability of their development process. Since then, they’ve worked with clients from coast to coast, and refining communication systems to make this run smoothly, in order to accommodate clients located anywhere in the world.

The team is well connected with the Perl developer community and can use these connections to expand the resources available to a project as needed.

Meet the Managing Developers

Tom Metro is founder and Chief Consultant at The Perl Shop. He has been providing software consulting services since 1991 for companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, like Digital Equipment Corporation and Ticketmaster. Currently specializing in agile software development using open source technologies, such as object oriented Perl, MySQL, and JavaScript on medium to large scale web-based applications. As Director of Software Development at WebEvent, Inc., Tom managed a team of 6 developers and several consultants working on a family of 4 commercially released software products through 7 major release cycles and numerous maintenance cycles. Tom also is involved in numerous open source projects, such as MySQL, Firefox, MythTV, Debian, Ubuntu, numerous Perl libraries, and volunteers for local open source related organizations, such as Boston Linux/UNIX user group, Boston Perl Mongers, and North East Perl Workshop.