[Melbourne-pm] Training + experience = expertise? (Was: SPUG: Introducing The Perl College)
Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu
Mon Mar 3 20:43:29 PST 2008
Hmm, sounds a bit Google summer-of-code-ish.
So we could get them some training, get them some experience and then
sell them off to the highest bidder.
Employers get smarter/more proven programmers (rather than someone who
has just put 'Perl' in their CV along with 50 other technologies)
The student gets a great job in a growing technology (and if they join
MelbPM, a $6-7K higher salary, apparently ;-)
And we take a recruiters cut (which is what I presume Uri and Damian
are doing in the US).
I'm up for it :-)
On 03/03/2008, at 12:23 PM, Scott Penrose wrote:
> 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 a lab.
> 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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>>> Melbourne-pm at pm.org
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