[BangPypers] Python for a college kid..

kracethekingmaker kracethekingmaker at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 16:04:50 CEST 2012

    Most important point to be noted does your brother enjoying 

He wants to code in python personally? Introduce him to other language 
as well.

> Bhavya<bhavya.mayur at gmail.com>  writes:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I am looking for some information&  advice on Python jobs&
>> internships in Bangalore. My brother will be passing out of college
>> with a degree in information science&  engineering this
>> semester. Unfortunately, his grades are bad.
>> I work with a start up in Montreal&  we are python crazy,Though I am
>> not on development side, I have been singing praises about web
>> development&  python to him. He is learning python right now - he is
>> been on Zed Shaw's Learn python the hard way&  on Udacity's course.
> Zed Shaw is a good teacher. I think he's picked a good book to work
> through.
>> So, here is what I wanted to know - are there any entry level
>> internships dealing with python&  web development in Bangalore ? How
>> much do academics matter to get into any of these ?
> I think there are small companies in Bangalore (and possibly other
> cities) that are open to the idea of taking smart kids as interns. They
> *might* not pay too well but I think that's okay as long as the kid
> understands that he's being paid lesser than the market rate. I'm not
> sure if this will affect his later salaries though. The larger
> companies, atleast in my experience, have become so laden with
> bureaucratic barnacle that to simply apply for an internship is a bit of
> a chore in itself.
> The other thing is that a lot of college students these days get exposed
> to "real world" software development via. free software. Along with more
> structured programs like the Google summer of code, they have a lot of
> ways other than grades to prove their mettle to prospective
> employers. This is double edged. It magnifies the differences between
> the students so smart kids get a greater advantage earlier on while
> average ones who stick to the purely academic line lose out a little.
>> Any advice and/or help will be much appreciated.
> So, in summary, my advice would be for your brother to get involved in
> some free software work. This will give him a bit of a reputation if he
> pulls it off. Then connect with the startup and tech communities in
> Bangalore and other cities. I think something will come his way.
> Good luck to him!
> [...]

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