Tom Metro

Software Engineer and Entrepreneur in Boston, Massachusetts

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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.

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