Preparing for a Technical Interview (with Perl)

I've uploaded some more slides, this time from my YAPC::NA masterclass, on how to prepare for and survive a technical interview. They are somewhat Perl-related, but most of the content should be as applicable for non-Perl interviews too.

How to prepare for (and survive) a technical interview

How to write a Developer CV/Résumé that will get you hired

Slides from my LPW talk are now online!

How to write a Developer CV/Résumé that will get you hired.

Perl 6 Status

Today, from Freenode's #perl6:

01:41  zzzzzzzzzz> Is there no site that gives a current status of Perl6 work 
                    that a non-guru could follow?

01:42  zzzzzzzzzz> Most of the hits under 
           are ca. 
                    2010 and even is close 
                    to two months old.


01:47  zzzzzzzzzz> That's the impression I get but I have a hard 
                    time getting much farther than that.  For example, "what 


I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: "What this world has too few of, is recruiters. The world definitely needs more recruiters". And given that shocking lack of people trying to get you a job, I've launched Perl Careers.

My eventual goal is to try and do something like O'Reilly did back in the day - divert a significant portion of profits back in to the community via paying for high-quality Perl content/articles, sponsorship of conferences, and sponsorship in to TPF and similar organisations. This is going to take me a while to ach…

Install XML::LibXML without root

Get a source tarball for libxml2-dev. On `apt` systems:

apt-get source libxml2-dev

Configure it to install locally, and then install it:

cd libxml2-dev/
./configure --prefix=/home/peters/perl5/alien/
make install

Ignoring all other options like LIBS, INC, and the rest of the stuff that's kindly recommended, you only care about showing Makefile.PL where to find xml2config:

perl Makefile.PL XMLPREFIX=~/perl5/alien/

And then it should cleanly make.