Friday, June 15, 2007

get a job, sha na na na

If you're reading this and you're interested in switching jobs, let me know...

... because I'm constantly being asked these days whether I know people looking for work. It's a good feeling, but it would be a better feeling if I had somebody to refer them to. And I'm sure I'm not the only one getting these inquiries, so if you've felt stuck writing boringCode for a pointy-haired boss, it's a great time to let your friends know.

This applies to Python people as well as Oracle. That's a neat change; when I got involved in Python a few years ago, the assumption was that most Python programmers had day jobs using more boring languages, and could only use Python in their passion-driven midnight coding sprees. Now, employer interest is very high - it seems employer interest has actually grown faster and overtaken the population of Python coders. That's especially noteworthy when you consider how quickly someone can become a Python programmer.

Anyway, good times for Py and Ora geeks. Woo hoo!

2 comments:

Andy Todd said...

It's not so much finding the right job, it's finding the right job that will maintain my family in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed ;-)

Ken Whitesell said...

Python for fun, but right now Java pays the bills....

... and I do wish it were the other way 'round - but there's no way this company can do any more than dabble with Python.

IM(not-so)HO, the big difference between the two is that Python is far more productive for the *competent* programmer, but Java is *safer* for the "average 'big company' programmer". When you have a room full of merely adequate coders, you _need_ training wheels, guard rails, and safety nets.