[Baypiggies] Bioinformatics Python Programmer

Tony Cappellini tony at tcapp.com
Fri Oct 9 07:15:15 CEST 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:06 PM, wesley chun <wescpy at gmail.com> wrote:

> in 2001 during the dot bomb fallout, i joined a medical imaging
> company in San Francisco. after spending my entire career in a C,
> Unix, Python, and networking environment, going to a company that did
> software for doctors in a clinical trials setting was just a
> whacked-out idea.
> i asked the VP of Engineering whether i would still be a good fit
> because not only did i not have any medical background but didn't even
> take chemistry or biology in college! here was his response: "it's
> easier to find a Python programmer and train them medically on-the-job
> than it is to find a person with a medical background and teach them
> how to code in Python."

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