[Pdx-pm] Fwd: [pm_groups] Where have all the young hackers gone?

Eric Wilhelm scratchcomputing at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 15:01:48 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I would like to get Edgar some answers, but I'm terrible at judging age 
and have no clue about the CS programs at the local universities.  
Anybody have some info on that?

If I had to guess, I would say nobody who attends the meetings is under 
25.  If I'm wrong and you've attended meetings, but want to maintain 
the allusion, e-mail me directly :-)


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Subject: [pm_groups] Where have all the young hackers gone?
Date: Friday 20 July 2007 11:25 am
From: "Edgar Bering" <trizor at gmail.com>
To: pm_groups at pm.org

Dear PM leaders,

At YAPC::NA I brought up the issue that the Perl community lacked
members under 22 or so, and several reasons for this were discussed.

I would like to get more information regarding the issue, so I have a
few questions that I would like answered about every PM group:

1) At a typical meeting what percent of your members are under 25?

2) Are meetings typically held at open venues? (not bars or clubs that

3) Is there a college or university in your town?

If yes I have extra questions !

4) How far is the university from your meeting place ?

5) Does the university have a Computer Science program ?

Thank you for the replying, once I have the data I'll report and try
and find ways to recruit a new generation of Perl users.
And if I go insane, please don't put your wires in my brain.
And if I go insane, will you still let me join in the game?
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