Welcome to the weekly series “Meet The Champion”.
Last week we spoke to Mark Senn, the winner of Perl Weekly Challenge - 031.
Today we are talking to the Perl Weekly Challenge - 032 winner Prajith P.. I hope you are going to enjoy the interview.
Mohammad: Tell us about your technical background?
Prajith: Nothing much actually. I started Programming in Bash when I got my first job as a Linux server administrator at Ndimensionz. In the last 7 years, I’ve worked on different areas like Computer Networks, Security Researcher, System Administration and as a Devops Engineer. Since 2017, I have been working as a Devops Engineer for an E-Commerce company.
Mohammad: How/When did you start using Perl/Raku?
Prajith: I started using Perl5 as a shell script replacement and later I came to know about Dancer and Mojolicious web frameworks. I was very much interested in creating web applications, so thought to give a try with Dancer as it is easy to learn when compared with Mojolicious. Now, I’m more into AWS automation‘s so have been using Perl5 heavily at work.
Mohammad: How did you come to know about “Perl Weekly Challenge”?
Prajith: I think from Perl Weekly Newsletter.
Mohammad: What do you like the most about “Perl Weekly Challenge”?
Prajith: I think this kind of challenges are great for learning and improving programming skills and also an opportunity to learn some of the best practices from others as well.
Mohammad: How much time you dedicate every week to “Perl Weekly Challenge”?
Prajith: Depends, mostly less than 4 hours.
Mohammad: Do you checkout others solutions and who is your favourite?
Prajith: Actually, yes I do. I check all the solutions, but only after completing my own. I don’t have any favorites, but I used to read Laurent Rosenfeld blog posts.
Mohammad: What do you suggest someone just started the weekly challenge?
Prajith: Just have fun and enjoy writing code.
Mohammad: Anything else you would to like share with us?
That brings the end of the conversation with Prajith P.. Please do let us know your view. We will come back next week with another champion.