[portland] django coders?

Adam Lowry adam at therobots.org
Mon Jun 8 21:45:44 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Patrick Curtain<pcurtain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All!
> Just wanted to cast the net again... I'm really surprised at the lack
> of response.
> I got *no* available Python / Django coders in response to two job
> postings and one request here for contract developer help.
> That makes me wonder, is every available python and django coder
> happily coding away already?  Or is our community so small there are
> only a few and they're busy? (Or did I just word it so badly no one
> bothered to answer?)

I didn't see the job posting, but you didn't mention contract or job
in your email, just help. I think a lot of people took it (myself
included) that you had a hobby project you wanted help on. If that
were the case, more information or a link might have helped.

If it's contract work you're looking for, being a bit more direct
might help. There are a lot of people doing Python in town, but many
are employed full time and several of the contractors have a bit of a
queue. If you'd like pointers to particular people, hit me off list
and I might be able to help.

> I know one small company here in town that gave up on their two year
> zope/plone development effort because after 8 months of trying they
> couldn't find a single coder to hire. Made me sad because i was
> recommending they stay with open source solutions.  Ended up switching
> to an outsourced .NET shop doing C#.  (Whole 'nother story there).

I don't know about that company; could be they searched wrong, people
weren't interested in the job, or if they required Zope/Plone
experience, the pool of local devs is smaller. Add to that that many
Python devs don't want to do Plone work if they can help it and that
might be your answer.


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