Let them learn Perl on the job?

By: Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎) from London.pm
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:50
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: onboarding perl recruitment training


Recruiting a Perl developer is like finding a needle in a haystack. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to recruit a developer, rather than a Perl developer and let them learn Perl on the job?

At Geekuni, I’ve been working with several companies taking on this challenge and in this talk I’ll share opportunities and pitfalls I’ve observed, and techniques that make the workplace a fertile ground for growing Perl developers.


Attended by: Tom Hukins, Lee Johnson, Dave Cross (‎davorg‎), Erik Huelsmann, Simon Proctor (‎Scimon‎), Dimitrios Kechagias, Salve J. Nilsen (‎sjn‎), Choroba, Renee Bäcker (‎reneeb‎), Kivanc Yazan, Sam Anderson (‎Sam‎), Barbie, Jean Forget, Sorin Pop (‎finger‎), Paul Cochrane (‎ptc‎), Johnathan Swan, Todd Rinaldo (‎toddr‎), Richard van Lochem (‎rvlochem‎), Chris Jack, Martin Barth (‎ufobat‎), Matthew Chubb (‎mchubb‎), Johan Lindstrom, Phil King, Felix Antonius Wilhelm Ostmann (‎Sadrak‎), Aaron Crane (‎arc‎), Victoria Mihell-Hale (‎Tori‎), Andrew Nugged (nugged), Andrew Solomon (‎illy‎), Ferenc Erki (‎FErki‎), quattro, Diego Kuperman (‎diegok‎), Richard Newsham (‎rnewsham‎)

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