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  • If I may ask, what is your full-time job? Just curious about what someone with your level of Perl expertise does full-time. --Dave
    • My full-time job is writing the code [] that runs this site. :-) Although, most of my work is directed specifically at Slashdot [].
      • OK, now I understand why you were thankful ... sounds like a great job.

        I'm still new to programming but have a lot of hubris ;-) I was wondering if you could give me a brief history of how you got to where you are today. Any advice you could give an aspiring Perl guru would be much appreciated.

        Please ignore if you're too busy!


        • The history's not so interesting. I got a job as an HTML monkey upon graduating college around '95, I wanted to do learn some web programming, I bought Learning Perl, I learned Perl, I kept learning Perl, a few years later I saw an job posting on the Boston Perl Mongers list for this job, so I sent in my resume, and I got the job, and here I am.

          Probably the only good advice I can give from my experience is to keep learning, to find niches that interest you and learn all you can about them.