[Haskell-cafe] Employment

Lionel Barret De Nazaris lionel at gamr7.com
Wed Jan 21 03:50:12 EST 2009

That fits with our experience (gamr7).
We got 20 applicants, all of them very good.

Paul Johnson wrote:
> Tom Hawkins wrote:
>>  Such a database would help me counter by boss's
>> argument that "it's impossible to find and hire Haskell programmers."
> There was a thread last week where someone asked who would be 
> interested in a hypothetical Haskell job.  He got about 20 positive 
> responses.  This agrees with the experience of Microsoft Research in 
> 2006 when they advertised for a third person to help with GHC 
> development.   They also had about 20 applicants.
> So next time I hear the "you can't get the programmers" line I'm going 
> to respond with something like this:
>    "If you post an advert for a Haskell developer you will get 20
>    applicants.  All of those people will be the kind of developer who
>    learns new programming languages to improve their own abilities and
>    stretch themselves, because nobody yet learns Haskell just to get a 
> job.
>    "If you post an advert for a Java developer you will get 200
>    applicants.  Most of them will be the kind of developer who learned
>    Java because there are lots of Java jobs out there, and as long as
>    they know enough to hold down a job then they see no reason to learn
>    anything."
> Paul.
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Best Regards,
lionel Barret de Nazaris,
Gamr7 Founder & CTO
Gamr7 : Cities for Games

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