Should I work in the US or the UK? - which pays best? (slight diversion)
tjc at wintrmute.net
Thu Dec 15 00:36:03 GMT 2011
On 15 December 2011 08:01, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/12/2011, at 2:52, Travis Basevi <travis at cricinfo.com> wrote:
>> On 14/12/2011 09:39, Kieren Diment wrote:
>>> (I've got to concur with Toby btw. Australia is a pretty good option
>>> in a lot of respects. Outside of Melbourne, Perl jobs (as opposed to
>>> jobs with some perl) are a bit thin on the ground...
>> Not that I'm necessarily in a hurry to move back just yet, but by "outside of Melbourne" do you mean in the areas just outside of Melbourne, or are you including the rest of Australia in that and implying that Melbourne is some sort of IT hot-bed?
> To my mind there seems to be much more Perl going on in Melbourne than elsewhere (possibly the influence of Monash University). Although if you do a search for perl on com.au a fair bit of stuff usually comes up.
Melbourne.pm is the most active of the Australian perlmonger lists,
and I believe the only one in Australia to manage regular meetings
(almost) every month. Although maybe I'm just biassed because I've
been managing those for the last couple of years :)
Historically (ie. before my time) the Melbourne Perl mongers spawned
the Open Source Developers Club, which has the associated yearly OSDC
conference, which moves around Australia. So it does seem like
Melbourne has been a hotbed of open-source development for some time
It does feel like first-class Perl jobs (as opposed to
sysadmin-with-perl or other-language-plus-perl) has dropped in
popularity in Melbourne over time though; I think I work at one of the
few development houses that still uses it exclusively for big
projects. Most others that I know have migrated to Ruby or Java. :(
Attendance at Perlmonger meetings is down a bit compared to four years
ago, and it seems harder to rustle up people to give technical talks.
What's the feeling in London and the US? It sounds like there's still
some big places doing pure-Perl work? (net-a-porter? photobox?)
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