[Purdue-pm] Perl Jobs in Seattle

Mark Senn mds at ecn.purdue.edu
Mon Jul 21 08:57:52 CDT 2003

[Tom, thanks for your note.  I'm forwarding it to the Purdue Perl
Mongers mailing list.]

Purdue Perl Mongers,

I don't know Tom and don't know anything about the jobs below except
what is in this message.  My _guess_ is that it is working for
amazon.com though.

I was a technical editor for _The mod_perl Developers Cookbook_.
Mod_perl gives you an Perl interpreter in Apache that runs as
long as Apache does (it doesn't start a new Perl interpreter for
each web request).  Apache has hooks so it can call Perl code
during many or all stages of processing a web request.  It is very cool.
It is much faster than starting a separate CGI program for each
request.  Mason is a templating system.  Mod_perl is a little
hard to learn until you see how all the pieces fit together.
Mason is pretty easy to learn.  I don't know why Purdue doesn't use
these more.  They're nice.

Please write me back if you already use mod_perl and/or mason.
I just want to get an idea about how much they're used at Purdue.

Contact Tom directly if you have any questions, comments, want to apply,


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Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 16:24:37 -0700
Subject: Local Perl Job Fairs?
From: Tom Mornini <tmornini at infomania.com>


I obtained your email address from www.perl.org as the coordinator of a 
local Perl Mongers group.

I'm a Perl programming professional that does contracting work on the 
side. During a recent meeting with a large employer in Seattle, it was 
explained to me that they were looking for a large number of highly 
qualified Perl programmers during the next 12 months. They are looking 
for full time employees willing to move to Seattle.

This company is a major concern that offers stability, good pay, 
benefits and perks. They are nearly 100% mod_perl/Mason. They prefer 
full time employees onsite for many reasons, and have little interest 
in contractors of any sort, particular offsite contractors. Any Perl 
Monger looking for a job and willing to move to Seattle would likely 
jump at the opportunity to work for this company.

It occurred to me that rather than acting as contractor, or employee, I 
might benefit more by recruiting Perl programmers for them. With the 
current job market and relative lack of Perl jobs (compared to Java and 
Microsoft technologies, bleh) the timing seems ideal.

That's why I'm writing you. Your group may provide access to a large 
and concentrated group of talented Perl programmers, some of which 
might be looking for a new opportunity. I'd like to access your members 
to gauge their interest. If enough qualified people are interested, 
then I could schedule to attend a meeting and meet the potential 
candidates in person.

Meeting the people in person is very important. While this company is 
absolutely looking for the top Perl talent they are also looking for 
communications skills, social skills, situational awareness and 
business saavy in addition. I feel that these additional attributes are 
best judged in person.

Would this be of interest to you and your group members? If so, how can 
we arrange to advertise this opportunity and gauge interest?

Thanks for your time. I'm eagerly awaiting your response.

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- -- Tom Mornini
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