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