|Perl Monk, Perl Meditation|
Giving back to the communityby bprew (Monk)
|on Dec 24, 2004 at 07:43 UTC||Need Help??|
I recently got promoted to a more managerial position at my work (maybe like a technical lead). After I had been there a little while, I started thinking about ways I could improve my employees situations. You know, ways to make their jobs more enjoyable, or ways to expand their thinking. All in all, make them better software engineers.
The first thing I started was a "book club". We meet once a week and talk about the chapters we read last week.
However, I recently had the opportunity to give most of them reviews. And, I figured this was my chance to enact a little charity while learning. As part of their reviews, I said that before their next review, they should submit a module to the CPAN. They're experienced programmers, so I don't expect them to submit something incomprehensible, and my plan is to review their submissions beforehand.
As an individual developer, I participate in a few sourceforge projects and occasionally ramble on perlmonks, but I was wondering.
How do other developers give back to their communities? Either the Perl community as a whole, or a subset of (such as perlmonks.org), perldoc.com, etc.
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart."