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Re: About 'Show me your Code'

by talexb (Canon)
on Oct 28, 2010 at 16:06 UTC ( #868072=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to About 'Show me your Code'

You can still talk about which modules you've used, and you can still describe the system you've built, without having to show actual code samples.

But if you're able to write some code of your own, or to contribute to CPAN in some small way, that helps as well. I heard that a fairly well-known CPAN contributor went in for a job interview, and because of his contributions to CPAN, they skipped right over the "Can you code" questions and went right to the "Here's the job we'd like you to do" discussion. That's an extreme example, but even if you've helped out here and there, that will go a long way to establishing your bona fides.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^2: About 'Show me your Code'
by dgaramond2 (Monk) on Oct 29, 2010 at 01:35 UTC
    I wonder who that CPAN author is :-) Perhaps CPAN authors' job interview stories might make for some interesting thread.

      I was talking about someone specific who came and gave a talk at the Toronto Perlmongers a few years back, but I don't know him well enough to be able to quote him or his story directly.

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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