[Pdx-pm] [meeting notes] What can we do about the low student SoC turn out?

jerry gay jerry.gay at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 10:44:56 PDT 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 10:14 AM, Kenneth A Skach <kaskach at usgs.gov> wrote:
> Ben, I think Corey has a valid point.
>  When I read Portland Perl Mongers (PPM) messages, I often have no idea what
>  you're talking about.  There's a lot of jargon, acronyms & software names.
>  I could look everything up, as Corey says, but frankly, I rarely do so
>  because I'm busy doing my job.  And I am a "perl programmer" (since I make
>  tools using perl), although I don't feel like one when I don't "speak your
>  language".  To be fair, not ALL postings to PPM have been unintelligibly
>  cryptic...  just quite a few.
>  At the same time, I am convinced that PPM folks are a very helpful, smart
>  and cool group.  I am repeatedly impressed at the generous sharing that
>  goes on, and the genuine helpfullness that permeates this group.  That's
>  what has kept me signed onto PPM for the past year & a half.   But if we
>  write only to the clique of well-versed perl masters who are "as smart as
>  us", the rest of the audience won't benefit from our post.
i don' think there's anybody on this list that will fail to respond to
a message asking for clarification or elucidation... but you won't get
any unless you ask for it!

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