Entry Level Python Jobs

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Sep 2 18:20:25 CEST 2009


Philip Semanchuk wrote:
> 
> On Sep 2, 2009, at 11:48 AM, r wrote:
> 
>> On Sep 2, 10:31 am, JonathanB <doulo... at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I am a self-taught Python programmer with a liberal arts degree  (Cross-
>>> cultural studies). I have been programming for several years now and
>>> would like to get a job as a python programmer. Unfortunately most of
>>> the job posts I have seen are for CS Majors or people with  experience.
>>>
>>> Is there a place I can look for job posts for entry level positions
>>> requiring no experience? For the hiring managers, if the job post  said
>>> "CS Major" in the requirements, would you consider a liberal arts
>>> major at all?
>>
>>
>> Have you thought about getting involved with the Python core
>> development. Not a paying position, but may lead you to some good
>> connections, and i can't think of a better place to prove yourself
>> than that ;-)
> 
> 
> Or instead of diving into the Python core which might be pretty heavy  
> stuff, create some open source code -- a game, a calculator, a music  
> generator, an app to automatically download weather maps, etc.  Whatever 
> tickles your fancy. If you're willing to stand on your merits  (and it 
> sounds like you are), you can point people to where your code  is hosted 
> and say, "I wrote that".
> 
> Anyway, it's something to do in between hitting refresh on 
> http://www.python.org/community/jobs/
> 
> Good luck to you
> Philip

Philip is right -- I would consider a non-CS major, but then you'd get 
round-filed for the no experience.  Write something, or better yet, a 
few smallish somethings and a medium something, and then you can claim 
experience.

~Ethan~



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