[tpm] Fwd: [Boston.pm] Perl community "The Rising Costs of Aging Perlers"

Fulko Hew fulko.hew at gmail.com
Wed Jul 24 08:53:18 PDT 2013

On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 11:35 AM, <arocker at vex.net> wrote:

> >
> >  Knowing enough about these things (CSS, JS, Bootstrap) to be dangerous
> is
> > good enough in a lot of cases.
> >
> With the rate at which the flavour-of-the-month in Web techniques changes,
> it's sheer coincidence if one finishes a project with a detailed knowledge
> of the tools and processes favoured for the next one.
> Surely, the real skill is knowing how to pick up and learn use new tools,
> without having to sit passively in front of an instructor? That's what the
> schooling industry claims to teach, and conspicuously doesn't.
> Unfortunately, this skill doesn't seem to have a name that a recruiter
> will recognise.

I call that skill 'being smart',  and its the second criteria I have, just
'can I understand your speech'.  My third most important criteria is 'what
is your
previous experience'.  But your right... how do you get that past a
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