Q and A with the guy known to some as "Asim":
- Um, that's two questions...but we'll let it slide. This time.
I'm Woodrow Jarvis Hill, struggling programmer, boring person, troublemaker, and tediously overly-hobbied "shadow of someone else's dream". I'm on Perlmonks for the cookies, of course. :)
- Nope, neither. The nick is my dance name -- I'm likely the only Belly Dancing Perl Programmer in the world!<super>1</super> It's also my SCA name, as I'm a long-standing member of the Society of Creative Anachronism -- yes, those wackos in the park, hitting each other with sticks while wearing funny clothing. Although I'm not so much into the hitting part.
- Right now, I code internally for a major financial institution. I do both front-and-backend design work, from cradle to grave. Sometimes it's a short one-off script, sometimes a major tracking or data-collection system. It's a fun job, with a lot of variety.
Best of all, they tend to take a "whatever works for you" approach; you get to implement in whatever language and toolsets will do the job, so long as you can support it. So I naturally do a lot of work in Perl, although I can, and have, also worked in the ASP.NET environment with both C# and ASP.NET, Java, and even Groovy.
(More to come....)
<super>1</super> WRONG She even lives fairly near me, and we have dance friends in common, although (to my knowledge) we've never met...