ANN: Python Job Board - Call for volunteers

James Mills prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Wed Mar 5 21:47:20 CET 2014


I'd like to volunteer!
On Mar 5, 2014 7:13 PM, "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at python.org> wrote:

> [Please help spread the word by forwarding to other relevant mailing lists,
>  user groups, etc. world-wide; thanks :-)]
>
> Dear Python Community,
>
> for many years, the Python Job board (
> http://legacy.python.org/community/jobs/)
> was run by volunteers - most of the time by just one volunteer at a
> time until they moved on to spend their time on other things.
> We've now reached such a point again.
>
> In these years, the volume on the job board has significantly
> increased, as it got more and more popular. It is now at around
> 2-5 postings per day and most of those positions get filled quickly
> - which is an indication of how useful this service is to the
> Python community.
>
> To scale up and revive the job board, the PSF would now like to setup
> a *team of volunteers* to run the job board and this is our call for
> help.
>
>
> How does the job board work ?
> -----------------------------
>
> At the moment, the job board is maintained on the legacy site
> (http://legacy.python.org/community/jobs/), but since we've
> launched our brand new website (http://www.python.org/), we'd like
> to move the job board over to that site.
>
> Instead of the repository based approach used on the old site,
> the new site has database support to aid in more easily processing
> and filing job listings.
>
> There's a job board mailing list which helps coordinate the
> task of reviewing and filing job offers. Currently, all job
> submissions get sent to this mailing list, but with the job board
> app, the submission process can be moved over to the website's
> database.
>
>
> What does it take to run the job board ?
> ----------------------------------------
>
> You have to review the job postings, request changes if they are too
> long, don't clearly state the need for Python skills, or have quality
> issues.
>
> After review, the job board app will then allow posting the jobs
> on the website by simply setting the status to published.
>
> Communication with the submitters is usually done by email
> and via the mailing list, so all team members can see the
> communication and help out if necessary.
>
> Please note: This is just a high level overview. The details
> need to be hashed out by the new team.
>
>
> Does the job board app work already ?
> -------------------------------------
>
> It does, but is disabled at the moment due to lack of volunteers.
>
> Since the site just launched there may also well be some issues
> with the job board app.
>
> On the positive side there's a lot happening around the site at the
> moment, so if you have change requests, these will usually be
> implemented quickly - or you can jump in, hack on the
> job board app and submit a pull request yourself:
>
> https://github.com/python/pythondotorg/tree/master/jobs
>
> These are exciting times and this is your chance to make a
> difference !
>
>
> Ok, I like new challenges - where do I sign up ?
> ------------------------------------------------
>
> Great :-) Please write to jobs at python.org
>
>
> I have a question...
> --------------------
>
> If you have questions, you can write me or the PSF board
> at psf at python.org.
>
>
> Many thanks,
> --
> Marc-Andre Lemburg
> Director
> Python Software Foundation
> http://www.python.org/psf/
> --
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>
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