[San-Diego-pm] jobs available, going unfulfilled

Gautam Dey gautam.dey77 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 21:01:35 PDT 2010

Yeah, the company I'm in is rewriting everything in Java from Perl. It
was because the Senior Designer thought it would be easier to find
good Java developers, then Perl developers.


2010/9/22 Jarrod Overson <jsoverson at gmail.com>:
> Not sure about other elsewhere, but my company was a perl shop for about 8
> years but started migrating the vast majority of its code to java about 2
> years ago due to the manic ramblings of a man selling scrum.
> I haven't been in the job market for about 4 years, but it wasn't promising
> for perl when I was.
> --
> Jarrod.
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Randal L. Schwartz <merlyn at stonehenge.com>
> wrote:
>> Twice in the last two days, two different organizations in the greater
>> LA area approached me to help them find folks to fill mid-level Perl
>> hacking slots (varying between IT and webdev).  They both said "it's
>> getting *very* hard to find people."
>> Now, I'm really curious.  Why is this?
>> Is it a supply problem, or a demand problem, or both?
>> As in, are there fewer Perl programmers here but the same demand?
>> Or the same (or more) Perl programmers here, but even more demand?
>> Or something else entirely?
>> By the way... I'm not trying to make a buck out of this.  I'm just
>> trying to help people who ask me to help, and I'm also genuinely curious
>> about the state of hiring in the Perl community, particulary in LA since
>> I'm also working here for a while.
>> (I'll also be sending this message to the other local PM groups, so if
>> you see it multiple times, I'm sorry.)
>> --
>> Randal L. Schwartz - Stonehenge Consulting Services, Inc. - +1 503 777
>> 0095
>> <merlyn at stonehenge.com> <URL:http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/>
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>> See http://methodsandmessages.vox.com/ for Smalltalk and Seaside
>> discussion
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