R Geoffrey Avery
The undisputed forever-master of lightning talks is R Geoffrey Avery and he currently serves as Keeper of the Lightning Talks gong. Geoff is a regular conference meeting attendee, often providing sage advice and an experienced opinion.
R Geoffrey spent many years as a Perl Bioinformatics programmer in Philadelphia for a major pharma company helping scientists load, process, analyze and view their data. He now builds surveys so your HR department knows what you think. TPC::NA::2018 this year will increase his total of conference days attended where Perl is the topic, or at least a major track, to 188. TPC::EU in Glasgow will make it 191.