SPUG: Perl Volunteering

Michael Herrewig mherrewig at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 22 03:23:02 CST 2000


I have been working for the past few years to steer my career toward system 
administration and/or programming.  I will be hiring material after I 
achieve one more thing:  experience.  There are only two ways I can think of 
to gain experience without getting it on-the-job.

1)  Buy all the necessary equipment and be my own Sysadmin.  This would be 
fun, however, I have neither the money, nor the space to persue this option.

2)  Volunteer my time to a non-profit organization.  The only drawback to 
this is not getting paid for my time.  But my payment would be the 
much-needed experience.

My questions to you wonderful people are these:

-Is there such a thing as volunteer sysadmin-ing or programming?

-Where could I start looking for such an opportunity?

I want to focus mostly on *nix and perl and avoid MS if at all possible.  I 
am eager to explore any ideas you may have.  Thank you.

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