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
> "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
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