Besides BioPerl, there are no other popular science suites for Perl.
Due to runtime performance restrictions of dynamic languages, many STEM libraries
are still written in C or C++.
Perl must position itself at the forefront of scientific advancement via
the development of new software suites for all known STEM fields, including:
logic, numeric mathematics, symbolic algebra and calculus, linear algebra, statistics,
physics, chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, computer science, social science, medicine, genetics,
mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, etc.
All new STEM libraries must be written in pure Perl and compiled using the
RPerl compiler for parallelization and performance optimization.
The goal is to use new STEM libraries to create new Perl jobs.
Creating & Building Perl Careers
There is a very real need for Perl mentors
to help Perl mentees begin & develop their computer programming careers.
Likewise, new Perl community members must be open to receiving free advice & support.
Perl Monger groups must cultivate an environment conducive to interpersonal exchange
& work to identify mentor / mentee pairings.
The general strategy is for mentors to guide & assist mentees in crafting
their own personalized Perl career maps.
The goal is to advance junior & mid-level developers toward becoming
senior & expert developers.
EVENTS: LIVE DEMOS
Seeing Is Believing
Live demos are a time-honored hallmark of software engineering.
In-person computer demonstrations provide the opportunity for gathering
face-to-face feedback from both customers and stakeholders alike.
As with all presentations, demos should be clear, concise, and customized
for the intended audience.
All Perl Mongers groups must engage in an ongoing effort to make contact with
industry decision makers, build relationships and curry good favor,
schedule live demos at times and locations convenient to audience members,
and give impressive professional presentations of pertinent Perl software.
After each demo, Perl Mongers must continue with engaging follow-up
conversations and activities aimed at the creation of new Perl projects.
The goal is to use new Perl projects to create new Perl jobs.
EVENTS: JOB FAIRS
Connecting Employers & Employees
Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the Perl community is the increasing
lack of viable Perl jobs for professional developers.
The problem goes both ways, with companies routinely porting projects from
Perl to Python due to a lack of Perl job applicants.