[BangPypers] Python is still greek to india's top IT firms

Saager Mhatre saager.mhatre at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 23:19:30 CEST 2014

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 6:54 AM, Senthil Kumaran <senthil at uthcode.com>

> [...]
> From my experience at Akamai Bangalore, when we had to hire Java developers
> for my team, we had 100s of resumes competing for single spot, but we
> looked for "quality" python developers, there were very less < 10 (and all
> of them known folks) who could easily land up in the role.

Not to sound overly disparaging, but that argument reeks of survivorship
bias, or at least confirmation bias.What about all the shops looking for
python devs but not finding any good ones; you know, like the ones that
aren't connected to the community? Contrast that with the number of
'conventional language' programmers and recruiters who aren't connected to
the community but still manage to get jobs.

Personally, I think us tech-savvy types tend to get too caught up in these
debates and read too much into it. IMHO, language choice tends to me more
flavour of the day than we'd like to admit; and there's nothing wrong with
that. While we're so worried about how technology works, the other side is
too busy figuring out what they want to do with it to care about our
concerns. That said, I'm not saying they get it right all the time either;
just that we need to tone down the, "my language kicks your language's ass,
'cause... well, check out all the cool people we can hire" rhetoric.

Just sayin'
- d

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