[Baypiggies] Someone need a job?

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 09:08:00 CEST 2009

Two months and three interviews is a hell of a lot of time of yours
that they wasted.  I saw screw 'em!


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> After two months and three interviews I was turned down for a job. But, my
> loss can be someone else in the community's gain.
> The reason I didn't get the job is the main reason I'm not getting most jobs
> these days. I have 1 year of experience in Python and Django. That's the
> newbie newb's newb of Python. And, a good chunk of that is contracting
> through my very small company Glen Jarvis, LLC. And, before this, I finished
> a degree for several years. And before that I was a DBA -- completely
> different role.
> So, it's very probable someone else here is much stronger than I am at the
> role in question. However, it's a strange situation that they want. They
> want someone who is very experienced in mobile phone application development
> (so, it's not just Python skills, but it couldn't hurt). But, you won't be
> programming. You'll be managing an Open Source community.
> I originally applied because it's a community management role, but I
> eventually didn't get it because of my lack of Mobile phone app development
> experience.
> If you're interested, please let me know and I'll direct you to the company.
> After they told me that I wasn't a fit, I thought I could help them find
> someone who is.
> In the like vein of programmers helping out programmers and community
> spirit, if there is a Python and/or Django job out there where 1 year of
> experience is sufficient, please let me know. Newbie or not, I'm constantly
> growing as a programmer. I'm amazed at how much better my code is now
> compared to six months ago. But, with that said, I'm sure my code will
> continue to improve and I'm not at that level yet. I'm great as a Junior
> programmer working with other talented programmers -- especially team
> programming. I prefer full time work over contracting and am contracting
> now. I'm up to my eyes in contract work the past few weeks, but it's not
> regular and I'm getting more and more in debt doing so (I don't yet feel
> good enough to charge enough).
> To give you a basic understanding of my coding level, I have just made the
> breakthrough of coding something dynamically like this. Although I knew
> about this style of programming before, I never "got it" in my code until
> just this week:
>     1: ('Vendor Scan', ('v', 't'), action_vendor_scan), # Vendor(v),Token(t)
>     2: ('Time', ('e',), action_time_event), # Event(e)
>     3: ('Email', ('t', 's','m'), action_email), #
> To(t),Subject(s),Message(m)
>     4: ('Cron', ('u'), action_cron), # Unknown(u)
> }
>         # a is the action to execute and is dynamically set
>         data = {}
>         for v in variables:
>            data[v] = request.GET.get(v, None)
>            if data[v] is None:
>                logging.error("scan: Data (%s) missing from URL" % v)
>         data = ACTION_DICT[a][2](data)
> Thanks in advance. And, let me know if you're interested in the mobile phone
> community management position.
> All the best,
> Glen
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