[JOB] BBC Perl Developer at White City
greg at mccarroll.org.uk
Thu Jul 13 23:51:56 BST 2006
On 13 Jul 2006, at 21:13, Stefan Scheytt wrote:
> Hahaha the BBC sucks more than the vacuum of Outer Space.
why do you say this?
I've worked for the BBC twice, one of the jobs was the most exciting
I've ever had - implementing the first outside broadcasting hookup
TV (Wimbledon), the BBC were happy to use open source for all of it
Perl, Postgres(IIRC) and various tools) and to put their faith in me,
quantity. Everyone I worked with on that project was impressive
I have also worked as a supplier to them for another company, again
interesting people and belief in their work - I've been on lots of
given by employee's and I'd say they were top 3 alongside Ericsson
in terms of staff enthusiasm and desire to share the things they
Recently I've been really impressed with their web ~2.0-ish efforts,
such as the BBC
programme catalogue and also how they've been engaging the various
around projects like this.
In terms of output, the 4 programmes I watch/listen to every week are
I know the move from Kingswood Warren upset a lot of people, but I'm not
sure even those affected would just go for 'the BBC sucks' as a blanket
So I'd be interested in why you made your statement,
 For those interested; Dr Who, Today, Newsnight and of course
piece of journalism, Top Gear.
 If I can look this happy;
when I had to be in Wimbledon for 6am/6:30am or earlier to avoid the
you know it was fun working for the BBC. The problem with this is of
you can't leave early at the other end of the day because the traffic
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