Sometime in the next 1-2 years, I may be looking at moving to the Pullman, WA area. I have been doing Perl programming professionaly and almost exclusively for about 8 years (plus an additional three years as a student). I'm a Perl zealot and I love Linux (or more specifially, hate Windows). I am currently trying to probe the job market in the Pullman, Spokane, Moscow area to determine what opportunities exist. Will I be able to keep doing Perl? I'm hearing things about Python and Ruby which make me curious, but without a real project (work-releated) to push me, I have no time to learn and explore these technologies.
Are there monks here that live and work in this region that can give me some insight on the job markets? What companies exist in the area that use Perl? I've looked at WSU job listings; they seem to be rather strongly weighted towards ASP/.NET <shudder>. I've look at the University of Idaho in Moscow; pretty slim pickings for IT-type jobs. I've looked at several of the job sites (certainly not an exhaustive search); few if any job listings in the area. Any insights? Friends of a friend?
Edit: g0n - moved from Perl News to Meditations