[portland] django coders?

Dylan Reinhardt python at dylanreinhardt.com
Mon Jun 15 17:05:53 CEST 2009

On Sun, Jun 14, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Jeff Rush <jeff at taupro.com> wrote:

> Rami Kassab wrote:
> >
> > Nonetheless, Dylan is very correct. Python needs to market itself
> better!!!
> Actually from what you describe, Python -is- being marketed very well --
> it is producing clients asking for Python developers that cannot be
> found.  I see that here in Dallas as well.

Yes and no.  It's not hard to get a decent share of the Python pie, but it's
an incredibly small pie.  Python could be 10x larger than it
is... but to do that, we would have to really give a crap about
marketing the language.  All indications I've seen are
that such a crap is not likely to be given.

Our community leaders may be composed of software geniuses, but they suffer
from a serious case of not-getting-it when it comes to marketing.  They very
strongly do not want to discuss anything beyond objective technical merit
and don't think it makes any sense to design python.org to reach outside the
F/OSS community.  It took almost 10 years just to get to the point of having
a logo that was applied consistently and didn't look horrible.

It would be great if we could get our act together on this, but I'm not
holding my breath.

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