[Melbourne-pm] Training + experience = expertise? (Was: SPUG: Introducing The Perl College)
scottp at dd.com.au
Sun Mar 2 17:23:35 PST 2008
Could we run it like an exercise boot camp...
Choose some worthy open source project.
Organise twice per week 60 or 90 minute morning sessions developing in
Do this for say 6 weeks (12 sessions).
On 03/03/2008, at 12:20 PM, Nathan Bailey wrote:
> Is it just training? or is there also some "on the job" experience?
> As good as Damian is, I don't think a week of Damian turns a junior
> into an intermediate - you need to also apply that knowledge for a
> period of time before you really retain/attain it.
> I've been thinking about how to run a perl/open-source bootcamp for a
> while, but I think it needs to follow with 3 months of real work (in a
> semi-coached environment). Then you can vouch for the capability of
> the graduates (= they get a testamur for both their studies and their
> work - so students who really apply themselves should get these best
> jobs :-)
> On 03/03/2008, at 12:04 PM, Jacinta Richardson wrote:
>> For those who haven't found out by other means, I thought I'd point
>> out what Uri
>> Guttman and Damian Conway are up to in the US. Note this isn't
>> happening here
>> (yet), so you probably can't apply, I'm just sharing news.
>> What a great idea, huh?
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: SPUG: Introducing The Perl College
>> Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:46:19 -0800 (PST)
>> From: Andrew Sweger <andrew at sweger.net>
>> To: SPUG Members <members at seattleperl.org>
>> Forwarding to SPUG on behalf of Uri Guttman. My apologies if this is
>> third (or morth) viewing of this message.
>> What is the Perl College?
>> The Perl College is a creative merger of job training and job
>> fairs. Here are its primary goals:
>> * Provide free top quality training to qualified
>> junior level Perl developers
>> * Improve their Perl skills to the intermediate level
>> * Match the new graduates with Perl jobs in the hiring companies
>> * http://perlhunter.com/college.html
>> The Perl College was created to address these issues in
>> recruiting Perl coders:
>> * A shortage of intermediate level Perl developers
>> * A surplus of junior level Perl developers
>> * Some are not developing Perl full time
>> * Many are looking for a career developing Perl but can't get
>> needed training and experience
>> * Companies lacking the resources to train Perl developers
>> We are currently seeking both sponsors and students for this
>> unique education/recruitment opportunity.
>> Hiring Sponsors: Thirty great applicants - cheap!
>> Imagine how much it would cost in both time and money to find
>> and train a qualified applicant for your Perl jobs. The Perl
>> College dramatically improves the efficiency of this process by
>> pre-screening and accepting only the most motivated
>> students. Then we take it one step further. We take those
>> already highly motivated students and train them up to a solid
>> intermediate level of Perl skills. Efficiency, cost
>> effectiveness and quality results - what could be better for
>> your Perl recruitment needs?
>> Student Candidates: Put yourself ahead of the competition.
>> If selected you will have a week of free training from Damian
>> Conway (valued at $3000). Plus you will exposed to employers who
>> are actively seeking intermediate level Perl developers.
>> Competition to get in will be fierce so put your best foot
>> forward. Don't wait to apply as we will take only the thirty
>> most qualified students.
>> For more information on The Perl College, and how to apply to be a
>> sponsor or a student go to these pages:
>> Uri Guttman, Dean of The Perl College
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