[Baypiggies] Bioinformatics Python Programmer

Benjamin Sergeant bsergean at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 20:53:05 CEST 2009

Thank you man, I was thinking I was the only one on this boat of
"probably you can learn it at the job" ;)

- Benjamin

* Of course there are some stuff you can't or will have a damned hard
time to learn at the job
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity anyone ?) ... but
there are other stuff that you can (XML parsing) :)

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:34 AM, RYAN DELUCCHI <bender at onsrc.com> wrote:
> [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.
> Ryan

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