Tim Maher wrote an article addressing the question
Is it Time for Perl Certification?
for the October 2003
Because of the potential impact of such a development
on the Perl community, the
Perl Journal people have kindly
non-subscribers may download this article for free
from the Consultix web site.
This article grew out of a panel discussion held
at OSCON 2003, that is described below.
As a former
of Computer Science
for over two decades,
Tim is very interested in education and testing technologies, so
he convened a panel
of assorted Perl luminaries
including Damian Conway
in a discussion of the ever-controversial issue of
Certification for Perl Programmers.
The overwhelming majority of the attendees
were in favor of pursuing discussions about
a certification process for Perl programmers.