[Baypiggies] Finding work - Company: Keas (S.F.)

Andrew Akira Toulouse andrew at atoulou.se
Mon Jun 8 05:01:40 CEST 2009

Young people are electing to learn Python, too. It's fairly popular  
among the savvy programmers I know, and even required for some classes  
(i.e. CS188 at Berkeley). What reasons could be responsible for the  
older age skew you suggest?


On Jun 7, 2009, at 7:32 PM, Aahz wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 06, 2009, Roderick Llewellyn wrote:
>> I'm curious what the part of the post that says that Keas is  
>> looking for
>> people who are "young-ish"/or young at heart means. I've already
>> encountered in the computer industry a lot of age discrimination.  
>> You all
>> should know that it is illegal. It is also immoral, and is no  
>> different
>> from racism, or sexism, or any other method of turning people down  
>> for
>> any reason other than their abilities. Older people need work too!
> Going off on a little bit of a tangent, it's my perception that  
> because
> Python is still largely self-selected, the Python community overall  
> skews
> older than other parts of the computer industry.  Although the bias
> toward young people does exist in the computer industry, I've seen  
> little
> evidence of it in hiring for Python jobs.
> -- 
> Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com)           <*>         http://www.pythoncraft.com/
> "If you don't know what your program is supposed to do, you'd better  
> not
> start writing it."  --Dijkstra
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