[Inpycon] Certificate

P.C. Shyamshankar sykora at lucentbeing.com
Wed Aug 12 11:00:52 CEST 2009

> The problem is that you will end up with "students" coming only for
> the certificate, who wouldn't care much for Python, and you will end
> up spending some amount of the money for these certificates.


I (like most students in India) know exactly how the certificate system
works. The majority of students come or register for the certificates,
so that they have something to show at college to account for the two
days they spent (most probably) doing something else.

In my opinion, those who are really interested (which is the target
audience I believe), will come regardless of whether or not certificates
are provided.

I am not opposed to providing certificates for people who contribute
something, like speakers or sprinters or volunteers. I am however
against giving certificates simply for attendance.


On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 12:59:28PM +0530, Shakthi Kannan wrote:
> Hi,
> My thoughts below:
> --- On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Noufal Ibrahim<noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
> | Something like that would help people who are looking for employment.
> | It can be a differentiator.
> \--
> You will also be disturbed after the conference for certificates from
> "students" who claim to have attended the conference, but, not
> received any, and who will demand certificates without anything listed
> on it, so they could fill them with the names of their friends.
> It is not a differentiator because everyone will end up having a
> certificate. If HR are going to look into it, and accept them for the
> certificate (a shame!), and not for their *competency*, then the
> project team is doomed, because it still doesn't tell us if the
> individual is *capable* of any work.
> SK
> -- 
> Shakthi Kannan
> http://www.shakthimaan.com
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