Senior perl programmers seem to be in short supply in London. They may well be in short supply in other places too as far as I know, but it’s London-based recruitment agents that are calling me every couple of days asking for help and advice.
A couple of months ago, Simon Cozens had an idea. He suggested running a day or so of free Perl training in London. Other people agreed it was a good idea. Ovid got The Perl Foundation involved. There was a lot of discussion about what exactly should be taught on such a course. Plans were hatched.
But, unfortunately, real life got in the way. Simon was called away to Japan. Ovid got too busy on other things and the project stalled.
Or so it seemed. Actually some people from the BBC picked up the ball and ran with it. And now they have a venue (BBC offices in White City), a date (Saturday 2nd June) and a trainer (me). They’ve even got sponsorship for some lunch from BBC Backstage. All we need now is some attendees.
So if you’re an intermediate Perl programmer in London and you’d like to spend a day working on your Perl skills, then please visit our web page and sign up.
If it’s a success then we might arrange other similar events in the future.