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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

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Wednesday December 18, 2002
02:44 AM


[ #9524 ]

Am I very much mistaken, or are things slowly picking up again in the tech sector? We're hiring like crazy over at MessageLabs (aim is to employ 200 people in 2003), and I am starting to see people I know in more interesting (and secure) jobs again.

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  • I think you're right. I'm also seeing activity picking up in database-related and data warehousing tasks. Budgets seem to be freer.

    Yay, here's hoping for a nice project in 2003, rather than "take what you can get".

  • even if jobstats [] looks a bit pessimistic, what I am seeing on places like and mailing lists is definately some kind of improvement.

    I managed to find a decent job that pays well enough after about 3 months of looking, and I'm not as desperate as others who don't have a job.

    I think we've hit bottom and the next 6 months should start to show a recovery - not a boom but something less awful than the current and recent past.


    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;