[Haskell-cafe] Re: Haskell in Industry

Lennart Augustsson lennart at augustsson.net
Mon Aug 9 13:06:00 EDT 2010

But do you think there would be more Haskell jobs offered (in absolute
terms), if no investment firms offered jobs?
Is there some kind of quota of job offers that gets used up?

There seems to be more job applicants that job offers at the moment,
so I'm not sure what the problem is.

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 6:59 PM, Tom Hawkins <tomahawkins at gmail.com> wrote:
> It's disproportionate.  95% of the job offerings in functional
> programming are with investment firms.  I believe investment banking
> is important, but does it really need to dominate a large percentage
> of the world's top tier programmers?  Is computing the risk of
> derivative contracts more important than pursuing sustainable energy,
> new drug discovery, improving crop yields, etc.  Some will argue
> investment banking enables all of these things -- and I'm sure many
> people in the industry go to work everyday feeling proud of their
> contributions.  But I just think most of this talent is going in to
> improve the bottom line and little else.

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