[Yapc-na-organizers] Promoting the Job Fair

Will Willis will.willis at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 06:58:22 PDT 2007

I really enjoyed the JF last year. The location was clearly separate
from the presentation rooms and only happened during a specific window
in time. I was not aware of any formal presentations going on by
employers, just casual conversations initiated by attendees.

It was reassuring for me to see all the companies looking for perl
talent as well as an opportunity to see what specific skills are in
demand. I used the lists of job description requirements as a list of
things to familiarize myself with.

As mentioned by Jeremy, the business cards in the restroom was overly
tacky and probably placed by an overly zealous company recruiter OR a
prankster who walked away from the employer's table with a hand-full
of business cards. Either way, if that's the worst complaint from the
whole experience, I'd say it left more of a positive impact than


On 3/21/07, Jeremy Fluhmann <fluhmann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/21/07, Jim Brandt <cbrandt at buffalo.edu> wrote:
> > I can talk to Ask.
> >
> > My only question is, what were the comments last year regarding
> > employers being at the conference (good and bad)? I don't see any
> > problem with it, but some might not like it for some reason.
> I'll look back through my notes.  Off the top of my head, the only thing I
> remember is someone saying, "Keep the recruiters out of the restroom".  They
> may have been referring to the stacks of business cards on the urinals.
> > I'd say as long as we don't muddy the waters between conference content
> > and company tables or booths, we're OK. We want to avoid any cases where
> > Company X has a table and is also giving a presentation about how cool
> > their company is. They do this at other conferences and it really annoys
> me.
> I hope that if we have enough interest, we could rent another room at the
> venue for the job fair.  I'll need to check, though, to make sure that
> there's room.
> >
> > --
> > Jim Brandt
> > Conferences Chair
> > The Perl Foundation
> > email: cbrandt at perlfoundation.org
> > IM: cbrandtbuffalo at mac.com
> > perlmonks: cbrandtbuffalo
> >
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