Great interview with TheDamian here
From the article:
This goes back to what I was saying earlier about giving back to
the community by becoming involved in the community. The great
thing about that is that you'll get far more back from doing that
than you'll put into it (actually, that's true of all the ways of
contributing I mentioned).
A prime example of that are the Perl Monks. Their charter is to
- an attempt to make learning Perl as non-intimidating and
easy to use as possible
- a place for individuals to polish, improve, and showcase
their Perl skills
- a community which allows everyone to grow and learn from each
And they accomplish all three goals. Brilliantly. They have some
extremely talented Real World programmers who are happy to lend
advice on specific problems, discuss alternative strategies and
solutions, critique existing code, etc.
If I were looking to improve my Perl marketability for the future,
www.perlmonks.org is the place I'd be hanging out.
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