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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • And he gives it two thumbs up.
    He describes working there in great detail:

    http://steve-yegge.blogspot.com/2006/09/good-agile-bad-agile_27.html [blogspot.com]

    It can't hurt to try it for a while?
    • Maybe it is the corporate drone in me but some of the stuff I have heard from/about google make it sound a lot like a cult. Then again maybe being in a great cult isn't a bad thing.
      • Yeah. What I hear is that people working at Google report that they love it. I also hear that people who know people working at Google report that once at Google, people practically disappear from everywhere else, and their contributions to anything outside of work and participation in communities dwindles to nearly zero. Sounds much like a cult, indeed.

        • What's the difference between joining a cult and working in Silicon Valley anyway?

        • Hiya Aristotle,

          On the subject of vanishing and cultlikeness, I can't help thinking of Microsoft (perhaps not a polite comparison but unavoidable), where employees are so gung-ho on their own products they're oblivious to the outside world. At the 2000 Comdex, I struck up a conversation with a Microsoft goon who reportedly worked on Terminal Server/Remote Desktop. He tried, at length, to translate a description of what it does into something a stupid Unix user could understand, oblivious to X being network
    • I think that, although he believed what he was saying, that was a rhetorical move to allow him to attack a managerial direction on agile development without being seen to attack the company.
  • The Google stand at YAPC::NA::2006 was manned by a well-known Perler. His name was already mentioned elsewhere in this thread.

    See, it pays to go to conferences! (I got the job I start in three weeks from now also after making the initial contact at a Perl conference)

    • I could also say it pays to go to perlmonks. I got the job I started last week because of contacts I made through that.

      It's just networking. Conferences are good places for that.