As someone who's looking for a job now, and as a long time programmer, the
issue is not boolean.
On one hand, i totally agree - skills stand for themselves, and learning a
new language or env. shuold be / is a breeze for an experienced person.
knowing the libraries, takes time. Every language especially today has a
huge library, and that takes time to be acquainted with.
There's a huge advantage of having a deep knowledge in an environment, its
quirks, being able to read other people's code, etc.
ESPECIALLY if the programmer is to work alone, or to take a main role in a
company where he is the one that people consult with. I can program in
Java, for sure, but in the beginning i'll have to ask many questions about
implementations, system, libraries, known gotchas,...
and the last bit:
i love coding in python. I'd prefer to take a job that I enjoy, and to work
with people with a similar state of mind.
With that said, is anyone looking for a (python ~10 years) programmer (+16
years) for hire, (full / part / freelance) jobs?
On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Dov Grobgeld
> Excuse my 2¢, but I really don't like ads like this that make the
> the main skill. Python is obviously your selected tool of expressing the
> ideas and the demands of the job, but if you express no demands regarding
> any domain specific experience. This makes the job sounds very shallow,
> you will likely put off lots of applicants.
> One of the beauties of Python (and that goes for lots of other modern
> dynamic languages) is that it adapts itself to an extreme variety of
> E.g. it is the selected tool by the professors of the ongoing AI course
> Stanford. I'm using it for data visualization and testing out various
> algorithms. My company is using it as the embedded tool for writing test
> and calibration scripts for our machine. You can find thousand other uses
> on the net.
> For a serious job you need someone dynamic who has the mental abilities
> solve your problems. Preferably she can already express these ideas in
> Python, but if the applicant turns out to be highly skilled but e.g.
> currently is fluent in Ruby or Haskell, you'd be a fool to turn her down.
> But on the other hand. Perhaps you just need someone to write test
> to your existing system. But then say so!
> 2011/11/30 Avi Elias
>> Hi all,
>> We are looking to hire a Python programmer to join our small and dynamic
>> start up.
>> If interested please forward your CV.
>> Kind regards,
>> Avi Elias
>> Co-Founder, Cellogic Ltd.
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