[BangPypers] [OT] Django Consultants

Ankur Sethi ankursethi.in at gmail.com
Tue May 13 10:14:02 CEST 2014

Hi Venkat,

Last summer, I moved from Delhi to Bangalore to work as a
Django/AngularJS consultant, but I have somehow ended up working with
a ton non-Django, non-web Python stuff. I'm currently building a REST
API with Flask, a small WebSockets service with Tornado, and deploying
all of this using Docker. Fun times!

> Just wanted to understand the dynamics of operating from India and your
> experiences and the current market scene.

My experience with the market for Python generalists in Bangalore has
been very positive, but if you talk about Django consultants in
particular, things seems to be a little different. Django doesn't seem
to generate the same amount of buzz that Rails or Node.js do, at least
not in the circles that I'm active in. On the other hand, nobody will
question you if you decide to use Django for a project. It's regarded
as mature, reliable, bread-and-butter technology that will just work
for most projects.

The downside of all this is that I have to bill myself as a web
application developer who just happens to use Django, rather than a
Django consultant. Which, I guess, is not much of a downside at all.

Those are my rather subjective and vague impressions. Is there
anything in particular that you wanted to talk about?

Ankur Sethi

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