[Pdx-pm] Looking for work

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Fri Jan 30 13:27:59 PST 2009

My expected winter client fell through.  As much as I'd like to continue
leveling in WoW, I'm left without much paying work at the moment.  Take
advantage of the economic downturn and get your own Perl demi-god, cheap! :)

My skill set is a bit scattered around the map, but here's a summary of what I
can do professionally:

Pretty much anything Perl.

Sponsored CPAN work.  Get bugs fixed and features added fast, on my own
modules other others.

Glue code, data munging/conversion.  CMS conversion, database conversion and
unification, Drupal/Wordpress conversion.  Both one time and continuous.

Writing automated tests.

Fixing broken test suites and testing processes.

Get control of your terrifying legacy code.  Understand it, document it, test
it, simplify it, no longer fear it.  In Perl and in other languages.

Software engineering training to get out of the code & fix loop.
Better estimates, less bugs, effective testing, practical schedules.

Effective version control use.

Can also handle C, shell, and Makefiles.  Wouldn't mind an excuse to work with
Ruby or Python (for reduced rates due to my relative lack of experience).

SQL optimization and database architecture for both PostgreSQL and MySQL.


The interface should be as clean as newly fallen snow and its behavior
as explicit as Japanese eel porn.

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