[sf-perl] The Perl College
doom at kzsu.stanford.edu
Fri Feb 29 17:42:18 PST 2008
Same here, essentially. I can more-or-less vouch for Uri Guttman,
himself, though... he's a decent perl hacker who often hangs out on
comp.lang.perl.* saying intelligent things, and he's got some stuff up
In recent years he's apparently fallen into the role of being a
technical recruiter as a side-line: there are some companies that
are apparently impressed at his ability to identify other good perl
hackers compared to your average recruiter. Go figure, eh?
I can't say that I've ever had a high opinion of computer training
and/or certification programs, but if he can help alleviate the
"have you ever tried to hire a perl programmer?" complaint, more power
Quinn Weaver <quinn at fairpath.com> wrote:
> Just got this. I can't vouch for the quality one way or another, but
> it's interesting news.
> ----- Forwarded message from Uri Guttman <uri at stemsystems.com> -----
> Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 16:29:44 -0500
> From: Uri Guttman <uri at stemsystems.com>
> To: pm_groups at pm.org
> Subject: [pm_groups] Introducing The Perl College
> hi all pm leaders,
> please forward to your local pm lists if you deem it appropriate.
> 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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