Recently I talked to many people about an idea on how to improve the communication between companies using Perl and the open source Perl community. On one hand many managers at companies told me the number one problem they are facing with Perl is that they cannot find good Perl developers. On the other hand many good Perl developers I know complain that there are no good Perl jobs on the market.
What is the reason for this contradiction? Is this because the job opportunities are in different locations than the developers? Is this because there is a gap in the meaning of "good Perl developer" and "good Perl job"?
In order to try to understand the problem I created a small poll trying to figure out what are the expectations of a Perl developer from an employer or a job opportunity.
In addition to this poll I am also preparing a white paper for companies to help them understand how they can find more and better Perl developers. If you are interested in it or you would like your boss to read it, please let me know.
The poll can be found here: What are the most important features of an employer or a job opportunity for you?
Published on 2010-05-09 by Gabor Szabo