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A diary more or less, of my notes along the way, and lessons learned.


Top Perl Programmer

Today I noticed that I’m the top Perl programmer on oDesk’s Perl trends page.  I don’t know how long I’ve been there, but maybe it helps explain the invite by Rebecca Daneault (an oDesk account manager) to an oDesk challenge interview.  If you don’t understand the significance of this, you need to understand something about oDesk.  oDesk is a huge marketplace for online work teams and freelancers, with 354,416 registered coders, with 2,619 of them being perl programmers.

And since I don’t know how oDesk is building this list of top programmers, I don’t know how long I’ll stay at the top.  It appears to be number of hours logged, but it could possibly include feedback score as part of a weighted sorting method.  For now I’ll keep (efficiently) putting in hours on Perl projects.   Note that I don’t only do Perl but a wide variety including PHP, Javascript, HTML, Apache, Linux, a little bit of C an assembly on microcontrollers, etc.

Thank you, oDesk!