[Baypiggies] Python Standardized Skill Scoring Chart
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Wed Apr 17 20:58:59 CEST 2013
1. Knows how to install and write "Hello World"
2. Understands basic data structures: list, dict, tuple, set, etc.
3. Understands basic classes and when to use them vs. a function/module
4. Understands list/dict/set comprehensions and why they're useful;
Exception handling and raising; Understands how to use pip/virtualenvs
5. Knows basic decorator usage and how to write them; how to use/write
docstrings; understands dynamic lookups (getattr()); how to introspect
objects in the interpreter with dir(), help(), etc.; how to write/run
tests; Understands why to use virtualenvs
6. Understands magic methods (__getattr__, __setattr__), class methods,
static methods, protected (._foo) vs. private (.__foo) members; knows how
to write/use generators; knows basic speedups (when to use .join() vs 'str'
7. Understands how to create and distribute a pacakge with setup.py;
Understands concurrency in Python and how to implement threading/green
threads/callbacks; knows how the GIL affects different concurrency models;
has a strong understanding of when to use different design patterns in
Python; has a strong organizational understanding of large python projects
8. Understands Meta classes and how to use/write them; understands that
everything in Python is a dict; knows order of lookups for variables, class
members; knows how to monkeypatch models, instances, sys.modules,
.__dict__, etc., and why not to do it; how to use inspect module; Can
read/modify C extensions;
9. Understands Python internals (dir, ast, compile modules, ); Can write
new C extensions from scratch
10. Guido; Core contributor
I'm sure there's a lot more that I'm forgetting. So much Python!
On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com> wrote:
> This feedback has been invaluable. I encourage this thread to continue.
> I'm sitting behind the scenes and synthesizing all of this into a
> consistent/uniform document. When finished, I'll happily share.
> I've not yet seen a conflict between the different perspectives.
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:54 AM, J. R. Carroll <jrcarroll at jrcresearch.net
> > wrote:
>> I don't know of any python scales per-se, but I have done what is known
>> as psychometric work (as a psychometrician) for nearly a decade (which
>> includes conducting job/task analyses, construction of a requirements
>> blueprint (test blue print), and then systematically outlining these
>> requirements into testable/observable/quantitative 'bullet points' that
>> others can then use for hiring decisions or ...
>> Where am I going with this is that we have TONS of experience on this
>> listserv (and I'm currently living in Boston and the Boston python group is
>> huge as well) - I'd advocate about taking a more formal process in this
>> development by leveraging all of our skills and designing something as a
>> group/python-cult. If there is interests in putting together a list of
>> KSAO's (knowledge skills abilities, and 'other') Im wondering if the PSF
>> would be interested in somehow using it as well - seeing as there are a
>> number of python forums that support job networking...
>> If there is sufficient interest, I'd love to help/volunteer. Then again,
>> it might be overkill for what you (and others) are thinking about... but,
>> fun to consider nonetheless!
>> J. R. Carroll
>> Independent Researcher through Hurtz Labs
>> Research Methods, Test Development, and Statistics
>> Cell: (650) 776-6613
>> Email: jrcarroll at jrcresearch.net
>> jrcarroll at hurtzlab.com
>> jrc.csus at gmail.com
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>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Ryan Matthew Balfanz <rbalfanz at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> The only ordered skill chart that comes to mind is:
>>> http://www.unicyclist.org/cont/levels.cfm :)
>>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM, Glen Jarvis <glen at glenjarvis.com>wrote:
>>>> Any time I find myself making something up, I think "Who else has
>>>> done this?" Does anyone else know of a standardized skill chart for
>>>> Python. It can be useful to explain someone's skill set.
>>>> For example, I just interviewed someone that would fall in about a 7
>>>> below. But, what one person judges as a 7 is not what someone else judges
>>>> as a 7. For what it's wroth, I personally am rating myself between an 8
>>>> and a 9 on this scale... (yep on writing decorators; yep on concept; nope
>>>> on really writing meta classes; yep on 'dis' library but nope on many of
>>>> the internals).
>>>> And, frankly, that's probably a tad high (for me at least)... So,
>>>> what's a better rating scale? Has anyone seen such a thing?
>>>> 1 - Knows how to install and write "Hello World"
>>>> 2 - Understands basic data structures: list, dict, tuple, set, etc.
>>>> 5 - Understands list comprehensions and why they're useful; Understands
>>>> generators and how to write one
>>>> 6 -
>>>> 7 - Knows basic decorator usages; Why it's useful (DRY); and has at
>>>> least concept of how to write one
>>>> 8 - Knows how to write decorators; Knows what Meta Classes are and how
>>>> to write one
>>>> 9 - Knows internals of Python such as "dis" library
>>>> 10 - Guido; Core contributor
>>>> "Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does
>>>> his master's chase. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury
>>>> it, unearth it, and gnaw it still."
>>>> --Henry David Thoreau
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