[Haskell-cafe] Haskellers.com profiles: advice requested

Vo Minh Thu noteed at gmail.com
Thu Oct 7 02:41:08 EDT 2010

2010/10/7 Michael Snoyman <michael at snoyman.com>:
> On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Brent Yorgey <byorgey at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
>> One (slightly off-topic) question: at the top of the site it says "the
>> meeting place for professional Haskell programmers".  Is this supposed
>> to be geared towards Haskell programmers who get paid (or want to get
>> paid) to write Haskell?  If so, fine; if not, in my opinion the word
>> "professional" ought to be dropped.
> The fact is that the site has two functions: on the one hand, it's
> simply a social network for anyone connected to the Haskell world. In
> that sense, the word "professional" is inaccurate. However, the second
> function is to encourage Haskell usage in industry, by showing a large
> number of highly qualified Haskell programmers. In this sense, the
> word professional is very apt.
> I hope the word professional isn't scaring off the hobbyists; I would
> definitely want them to be signing up on the site as well. But as far
> as the "marketing" of the site goes, I think our main goal should be
> impressing industry.


Does this mean it is possible to accurately distinct a hobbyist and a
highly qualified professional within the site?


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