[pydotorg-www] [Webmaster] python jobs board, suggested changes

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Mon Mar 18 15:33:14 EDT 2019

Fred might also want to join the pydotorg-www list, which I've copied on
this reply, because while webmaster mostly handles questions about existing
content, our friends on pydotorg-www are more active in maintaining the

There doesn't currently seem to be much of a "funnel" directing people
towards contributing the python.org, so I just wanted to underline that we
really DO need help and new blood, so your approach is more than welcome.
Maybe one of your enhancements can be the pages that would have got you
into the contributor community easier?

Thanks for your interest!

Kind regards
Steve Holden

On Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:43 PM Mats Wichmann <mats at wichmann.us> wrote:

> On 3/18/19 10:27 AM, fred.sells at sunrise.com wrote:
> > I find the “Location” filter on the jobs board does not enforce any
> > rules so there are 3 entries for NYNY as an example.
> >
> >
> >
> > This is not an easy problem to solve, because:
> >
> >   * You don’t want to have to “clean up” all the data entered to date
> >   * Some jobs do list multiple locations.
> >
> >
> >
> > I would be happy to fix this for you, given sufficient source code
> > access.  Of course since I’m new to PSF, I would expect to submit my
> > changes to a more experienced member for inclusion in the system.
> Hi, Fred.  I suspect the jobs board group would welcome extra help. Some
> years ago when I was volunteering over there it was chronically short of
> people to keep up to date with things. But it's a separate group than
> this one - send your message to jobs at python.org.
> If you do get involved... I've tried to convince them that adding the
> capability to show jobs which had a possibility of remote work would be
> a real help.  Now I'm looking for work, it's a pain to read the teaser
> on the front, click through, scroll down reading, only to *eventually*
> come across the section "restrictions", which as far as I can tell
> *always* says no telecommute. I haven't yet found one that doesn't, so
> every look at the jobs board in the past year has been a complete waste
> of my time. In fact the last time someone emailed us here at webmaster
> about the jobs board it was an in-house recruiter who was scrambling to
> get his listing changed to say no telecommute, because he hadn't ticked
> that box and his employers got very upset. A simple indication up front
> would help.
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