Jesse Sheidlower (born August 5, 1968) is an author and editor specializing in English and lexicography. From 1999 until 2005 he was Principal North American Editor at the Oxford English Dictionary; then he was editor-at-large focusing on North American usage. He left the OED in 2013.
Although not a computer programmer by training, Sheidlower introduced Perl to the North American offices of Oxford University Press and developed tools for data manipulation when no programmers were available. He is also one of the core developers of Catalyst, a popular Perl web development framework.