[Baypiggies] Bioinformatics Python Programmer

RYAN DELUCCHI bender at onsrc.com
Thu Oct 8 20:34:39 CEST 2009

>> [Snip]
>> So, I appreciate knowing about such opportunities, even though  
>> there's no
>> way I'd apply for this particular gig at this particular time,  
>> because I
>> agree with Aahz that it would be rude to waste people's time that  
>> way.
> [Snip]
> There are some [things] you can learn while doing a job, that's the  
> job
> of an engineer.

+1  I would argue that it rude to immediately dismiss a software  
engineer solely because he/she hasn't encountered a particular  
subclass of programming problems.  Software Engineers that are worth  
their salt are capable of applying their programming expertise to  
various types of problems.  And in a market like today's: developers  
are going to exercise this flexibility even more so.  That aside: I  
can site plenty of examples of software engineers that have worked in  
a variety of different problem domains throughout their career.  In  
fact, I started writing software in the consumer electronics industry,  
then moved on to server-side mobile service development, and after a  
brief stint in writing code for a company specializing in geocoding  
and mapping services, my current gig involves building software for  
recruiting and employee performance management.

But, don't take my word for it.  Do read: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000073.html 

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