Personal Recommendations instead of Certificates?by szabgab (Priest)
|on Oct 19, 2007 at 13:10 UTC||Need Help??|
The issue of certifications came up again, this time here on Perlmonks: Perl Certification revisited
IMHO the Perl community both needs to help companies to hire people and should avoid the problems of certifications.
I wonder if we should just encourage p2p recommendations that could be easily accessed by potential employees?
I guess we could develop yet another p2p web site where people could sign up and recommend each other but I know many people use LinkedIn and it already has the recommendation feature so we can just use that.
I wonder what others think about this?
Of course it is already there and any one of us can go and recommend the others but we might do more:
Should we try to add some more measurable way of recommendations? e.g. adding a score to the recommendations just like CPANRATINGS for modules?
Should The Perl Foundation be involved in this to give some more official looking face to it?
Should someone (eg. TPF) talk to LinkedIn to get an API and add additional information like a link to our CPAN id or PerlMonk id?