[Chicago-talk] Qualify Skills?

JT Smith jt at plainblack.com
Mon Oct 4 11:52:22 CDT 2004

A+ = Larry Wall
A = Damian Conway
B+ = Andy Lester
C+/B- = JT Smith

To be in the A range, you'd have to be a Larry Wall, Randal Schwartz, Damian Conway type 
person I would think. Not that you have to be them, just that you have to know the inner 
workings of Perl, and all of the coolio tricks they do.

If you know mod_perl, Perl core, Test::More, and a good working knowledge of CPAN, then 
you're probably in the B range.

Anything else and your a lesser grade.

That's my 2 cents.

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 11:25:43 -0500
  Chris McAvoy <chris.mcavoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>I ran across a few Perl jobs on craigslist.  After contacting one of
>the recruiters, she asked me to grade myself, as in, am I a B+ Perl
>Any thoughts on a rule of thumb way to classify a developer?
>Something along the lines of:
>An A+ developer can do x y z from memory, and has probably contributed
>to CPAN...
>would be helpful.  Or maybe just a paragraph about, "so, you want to
>be a full time Perl developer, here's the basic skill set..."
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