[plug] Re: Looking for a Web Monkey (Still)

Paul hooker at iinet.net.au
Wed May 21 20:24:56 WST 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 18:23 +0800, Tomasz Grzegurzko wrote:
> >> We're looking for someone with a decent grasp of supporting,
> >> enhancing, creating, and fixing web apps in an Apache environment.
> >> Perl/PHP is useful, although we're happy to take someone who's good at
> >> picking up different languages, and doesn't mind us saying "No, don't
> >> do it in Java or .NET".
> >>
> >
> > Good luck... few IT "professionals" in Perth want to work on open sauce
> > tools. They don't believe it's good for their "career"... as they believe no
> > one else will hire them should they wish to move on.  Unfortunately it seems
> > this is true.
> I work exclusively in Open Source stuff and all I can say is that it's
> been a real challenge and done wonders for my career.
> But that's my experience.

And iiNet have problems recruiting Perl programmers. The Universities
don't much care for the language (from an OOP purists point of view I
can see why) which rubs off, so we're happy to employ people willing to
learn it, and it's still difficult.


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