Perl Community: Renee Bäcker
Renee Bäcker is at the heart of the German Perl community. He publishes $foo Magazine, a sponsor of this conference, is a leader in the German Perl monger community, and is organizing this year's YAPC::EU in Frankfurt (although he was already short-listed for this award before we knew that).
Perl User Groups: Jim Keenan
Jim Keenan has been a quiet but effective Perl influence. For years he led Perl Seminar New York, a technical complement to NY.pm's social focus. He volunteers to help at many hackathons, gently advises new events, and was instrumental in bringing together separate Perl groups within New York City.
Perl Conferences: Breno G. de Oliveira
Breno G. de Oliveira, or just "garu", is a social connector in the Brasilian Perl community as well as the PerlSDL community. Active in Rio.pm, he's was also the organizer of YAPC::Brasil 2011 in Rio de Janeiro. He's contributed to the PerlSDL book. With a little help, he wants to unite the global Perl community by visiting every YAPC he can and helping other people to travel to Brasil to meet Perl programmers they might not otherwise interact with.