[sf-perl] The Perl College

Joe Brenner 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
on CPAN:


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
to him...

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.
> thanx,
> uri
> 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:
> 	http://perlhunter.com/college.html
> 	http://perlhunter.com/sponsors.html
> 	http://perlhunter.com/students.html
> Thanks,
> Uri Guttman, Dean of The Perl College
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