Gabor Szabo - full-stack trainer and contract (bug) killer

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YouTube Channel at 100,000 views

I know I am far from being a celebrity but it is still nice to see that the videos and screencasts on my YouTube channel has just passed 100,000 views.

It was created on May 19, 2007 so it seems it took just a bit more than 8 years, but of course for a long time I had no, or very few videos there.

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YAPC and Perl Workshop participant numbers

I went over the web-site of some of the recent Perl workshops and most of the Perl Conferences (YAPCs) looking for the number of participant and the number of talks on each event.

I managed to collect the data from most of YAPCs in Europe and North America, but unfortunately I could not find the respective information in the YAPC::Asia sites.

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Source of visitors of Perl-related sites

In case you are intereste where do the visitors of some of the biggest Perl-related sites come from in percentage of all the visits. The last column shows the total number of visits in the last month. All the data based on Google Analytics.

     in %
  Organic Search     80.17             91.84              34.67          62.67
  Referral            9.23              2.28              44.33           9.88
  Direct              7.69              4.57              11.65          17.17
  Social              2.91              1.27               9.35           9.61
  (Other)             0                 0.04               0.01           0.67
  Visits:           638,385            246,602          191,327        50,339

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Pro or Not Pro?

This is the second part of my slow personal progress.

All the time while I was writing the Perl Maven site I had the question of income.

Building the Perl Maven site took me a lot of time. Probably way more than it would have taken for a better author, but at the time I write this, the Perl Maven site is by far the most visited Perl-related blog. So there are some results even if not everyone likes it. (TIMTOWTDI). Unfortunately this does not provide me with enough income to cover the time and energy I put in it. In other words, I could have earned a lot more if I went to do contract work instead of building the Perl Maven site.

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Slow personal progress

I am still surprised how powerful inertia really is in personal development. Or whatever this is.

Separating Perl Maven

It took me quite some time till I figured out I have to separate the technical Perl content of this site from the general content like this post, and moved the technical content to the Perl Maven site. Even that separation was not smooth. At one point I had 3 separate site, one for Perl 5 Maven, one for a Perl Maven competition that never materialized, and Perl 6 Maven. Then I merged the first two which resulted in quite some traffic loss.

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