[BangPypers] Python and Employment

kunal ghosh kunal.t2 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 05:06:28 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 7:57 PM, Sidu Ponnappa <lorddaemon at gmail.com> wrote:

> When reviewing a resume, we simply ignore the years of experience. It
> matters little, since what we care about is capability, and there are
> other indicators of that (like an active github account to name one).
> Our interview process involves writing code; perhaps not as much as
> we'd like, but enough to get a fair idea of where someone's stands.
> For that matter even our salaries aren't linked to years of
> experience, so I'm sure you can tell I'm not much of a fan of the idea
> when applied to programming jobs.

I agree , an active commit history is a much better indication (and
substantiation) of
one's competence as a programmer.

> > ( in django , etc ) does it mean that free and open source developers who
> > use these technologies
> > in their free time (and not in their day jobs) are NOT experienced ?
> We actually prize this kind of experience far more because it tells us
> that that person enjoys writing code enough to contribute to open
> source, and can code well enough to have patches accepted by a
> project. Furthermore, we get to actually see some real, live code
> that's running in the wild written by the candidate.


Kunal Ghosh

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