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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Given the large number of employers who need perl skills, rely on and benefit from it, you'd think they would talk to each other about how to solve the problem.

    We have a huge number of computer science students who will graduate having never heard of or thought about perl, if only some big employers evangelised about how great it was to beyond the perl monger choir.

    I don't employ any perl people, but am involved in finding the occasional contractor and have helped people fill gaps, but I've also organised l

    @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
    print reverse @JAPH;
    • I agree. The Perl community needs to reach out better to new programmers (and it's easy to find them at universities). I was first introduced to Perl when I was still in college by a small local business and if I hadn't been, I probably would have continued with the C/C++/Java/C# stuff that the university was teaching with.

      Maybe each YAPC should take this into consideration and "donate" a certain number of tickets to local universities to attract new and interested parties. Maybe talk to the CS programs at those Universities to offer extra credit of some kind?