[plug] Looking for a Web Guru

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Tue Sep 1 14:47:24 WST 2009

On Tue, 1 Sep 2009, Trevor Phillips wrote:

> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 11:51:57 +0800
> From: Trevor Phillips <trevor.phillips at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
> To: plug at plug.org.au
> Subject: [plug] Looking for a Web Guru
> Yes - still/again.
> It seems very hard to find good Perl programmers in Perth - or even
> talented programmers in other languages willing to tackle a good bit
> of Perl. PHP programmers are a dime a dozen - but finding GOOD PHP
> programmers seems difficult too.
> Does anyone know anyone interested in a Web Programmer position?
> Full-time, but details are negotiable.
> While web apps development is the crux of the job, there's also a
> degree of Debian sysadmin & support duties.
> Main skills required:
>  *Good adaptable programmer, with experience in Perl and PHP
>  *Good relational DB skills - preferrably MySQL & Oracle
>  *Strong HTML, XSLT, JS/AJAX
>  *Experience in Debian server administration
>  *Experience in Apache administration
>  *Experience in Catalyst framework, Template Toolkit, FastCGI,
> mod_perl, useful but not required
> The position is at Murdoch University within Web Services, a section
> of IT Services. The responsibilities are quite wide, but with some
> pretty deep programming required.
> If you know anyone who might be interested, please let them know this
> is available. I'm happy to field any questions about the position.
> Any tips on where to find & hire decent programmers would also be
> appreciated! ^_^
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Trevor Phillips  - http://dortamur.livejournal.com/
> "On nights such as this, evil deeds are done. And good deeds, of
> course. But mostly evil, on the whole."
>      -- (Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters)

Are you still at Murdoch?

I note that the message, as shown above, came from a gmail, rather than 
a Murdoch address, which seems weird, for a position at Murdoch, unless 
you are now a private consultancy, supplying technical staff by contract 
to Murdoch.

Murdoch once had a degree in Internet Programming. Has that degree now 
been eliminated? I would have thought that a student/graduate of that 
course (if it still exists) should be appropriate for the position.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
  you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
   Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
   "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
   A Trilogy In Four Parts",
   written by Douglas Adams,
   published by Pan Books, 1992


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