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Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - If only we had some system for posting jobs and reading job postings… ;-) On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM, Eric Palakovich Carr < Alex C. Jan 17, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Joshua, my team at work is looking for another developer, so maybe we could help you with that.  I work on a small team inside the non-profit who handles the truth anti-smoking ads.  Shoot me an e-mail at Eric Palakovich C. Jan 17, 2014 9:01 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Hah; so it seems, in light of this, I should investigate what differences there are between my SQL wrangling, ETL, python daemons and web service APIs and what is considered 'experienced' enough to nab those kinds of salaries. Joshua T. Jan 17, 2014 8:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Thanks guys -- that's really helpful!  On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM, Alex Clark < aclark@dcpython. Rami Jan 17, 2014 5:07 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - The survey Peter cited is indeed an excellent resource. For anyone who doesn't want to have to sign up to see it, Neil C Jan 17, 2014 1:47 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - If any of you are in the field of data analytics, you might also be interested in this O'Reilly survey that just came out, which looks at salaries in the "data science" field and how they correlate with different tool stacks: Peter W. Jan 17, 2014 1:43 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - Maybe this helps: http://www.indeed.com/salary/q­-Python-Developer-l-Washington­,-DC.html Alex C. Jan 17, 2014 1:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] employment offer sanity check? - From my personal experience and from talking to other devs in the area, I've seen salaries range between 80K to 135K+ for an experienced python developer here in DC.  This is from 6 different companies, including for-profit, non-profit, Eric Palakovich C. Jan 17, 2014 1:26 PM
employment offer sanity check? - Hey folks, Newly returned to the DC area and job hunting -- got an offer recently and hoped this is the sort of community where we're open to discussing what general compensation levels I should be expecting as a reasonably experienced Python develope Rami Jan 17, 2014 12:23 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hassan, Thank you for reinforcing the ide Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 2:30 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Doug, One additional thing that I found pretty helpful when starting a new language -- is to get on GitHub and review Python public repositories.  Perhaps even contribute to one.  GitHub is amazing from the social aspect, Hassan S. Jan 13, 2014 1:44 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Drew, Thanks for your validation, I Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 1:33 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - There have been some great suggestions in this thread. As someone who hires a lot of Python developers I'd can further validate the "there's no substitute for doing" mentality... I would much rathe Drew E. Jan 13, 2014 1:20 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Kartik, Thanks for the resources below. I Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 1:00 PM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi Doug, Kartik M. Jan 13, 2014 12:41 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi Jeff, Most excellent information below Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 12:28 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Aaron, Thanks, it's on my list now. Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 12:00 PM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Don, First off, thanks for your reply. ". Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 11:59 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - You might consider going to one of the DC Code for America meets ; there's no subs Don Jan 13, 2014 11:49 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - See also: Code for DC (possible connections to projects and orgs that can use help) On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Doug Ramsay < Aaron S. Jan 13, 2014 11:48 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Hi, Doug, How would you feel about a non-DC opportunity? I'm the co-founder of the Center for Open Science ( http://cos.io )--a non-profit in Charlottesville, VA dedicated to increasing trans Jeff S. Jan 13, 2014 11:41 AM
RE: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - Matt, Items one and two have been at the Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 11:39 AM
Re: [DCPython] Related Python Question/Skill Set - As someone trying to transition to to software development, the two most important things for you to do (IMHO) are: 1. Read lots of code. Not only will you learn about new language features as you go, but you'll Matthew B. Jan 13, 2014 11:16 AM
Related Python Question/Skill Set - Doug R. Jan 13, 2014 9:50 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I can teach remotely via ppt  if that's needed :/ I'm out of town usually On Jan 11,[masked]:49 PM, "A.Amir" < [address removed] > wrote: Shomiron G. Jan 11, 2014 3:29 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - If i can please have the people that would like to teach the class email me with the location they prefer to teach at. I want to Amir A Jan 11, 2014 1:49 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I live in Frederick (work in Germantown).  I keep thinking I'll go to a meeting, but DC is not convenient - and Tuesday nights often not good for me.  I'd welcome a group closer to me. Neal B. Jan 9, 2014 8:09 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm checking out the MLK library. It's really nice and near the metro! -Dan This is a PRIVATE message. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete without copying and kindly advise us by e-mail of the mistake in delivery. NOTE: Regardless user 5. Jan 9, 2014 7:02 PM
RE: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hello all! My name is Adam, I just joined this meetup group, and I teach an introductory Python class twice a month in the Digital Commons at MLK Library at 9th and G. I work here full time, and teach other classes also, but the Python class really se Adam S. Jan 9, 2014 2:26 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I know it's common with dancing to have classes before a dance meet starts. I suppose a similar model might work - say, if there was a free coding meeting every Sat from 2-4, there could occasionally be classes before hand from 1 - 2. David L. Jan 9, 2014 1:57 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I have never pictured this to be "formal teaching". Rather, Amir's idea struck me to be a lot like Gloria's idea of a "weekly hackathon" only on the weekends. That said, I think if you have a regular group Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 1:51 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - We can have subgroups/events for as many folks are willing to take responsibility for leading them. I am responsible for presentations the first Tuesday of the month in DC. Gloria has taken responsibility for office hours the 4th Tuesd Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 1:48 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I think Jim's right... formal teaching is one thing, but that requires everyone to start more-or-less in the same place, and progress more-or-less at the same pace.  Not really that useful for intermittent groups of random attendees. eddie w. Jan 9, 2014 1:45 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 1:27 PM, A.Amir < [address removed] > wrote: Jim F. Jan 9, 2014 1:38 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Okay here's what I am thinking. I def think we should have sub groups in the following locations: Rockville, Tysons, Arlingto Amir A Jan 9, 2014 1:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Or potentially a subgroup in Tyson's as well? Are you planning to send a survey to request location preferences ? Regards, Reita S. Jan 9, 2014 12:57 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested too. As close as DC is it can still take an hour each way for me from start to finish. I'm wondering if there might be interest in forming a subgroup up in Rockville? Mike O. Jan 9, 2014 12:37 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Folks: I think we have enough "me toos!" :-) I am very excited about the response this thread is getting. Now let's wait for the event to show up on the calendar, then everyone can RSVP and continue to comment there. Alex C. Jan 9, 2014 8:31 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested as well. On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 2:09 AM, A.Amir < [address removed] > Jer Jan 9, 2014 8:26 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Count me in. Parnian On Jan 8, 2014, at 9:05 PM, Cameron Williams < sevencsinc@gmail.c Parnian Jan 9, 2014 12:55 AM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Definitely count me in.  Location preference would be in the District. On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 8:55 PM, Matthew Boehm < Vimal Jan 8, 2014 9:38 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I personally know I'd be interested!  I have a light background in ASP.NET and very little with Python.  I'd love to get up to speed enough to obtain an entry level position somewhere and run from there! Cameron W. Jan 8, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I can help teach as well. I tutored students at GMU in Python for years through a campus job and also on an individual basis as a side job. For the arranger(s): I highly recommend you make a Google Drive form for people t Matthew B. Jan 8, 2014 8:55 PM
RE: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hello, I'm highly interested as well. I s Doug R. Jan 8, 2014 7:59 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested... Patrick On Jan 8,[masked]:09 PM, "A.Amir" < [address removed] > wrote: Patrick Johnson J. Jan 8, 2014 7:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - +1 for the weekend learning meetup.  I have been away from Python for a good while, working with other language and platforms, and believe that I would be somewhat lost if tasked with doing anything substantive, at least without a good refr David M. Jan 8, 2014 5:45 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Ideally once a week indefinitely On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Sparkles < [address removed] Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 5:30 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm happy to help as well. When would this be? Long thread. Tough to search. On Jan 8, 2014, at 5:17 PM, eddie welker < Sarah Jan 8, 2014 5:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Students will be interested, a teacher is a very advanced Django guy so we can wait and see if there's a need for that. Let's go :) On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Alex Alen Jan 8, 2014 5:24 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm going to recommend if you're interested in coordinating or teaching, or if you have strong feelings on venue, topics, or timings, go to #dcpython. I'm going to be in there, and I'm willing to teach, coordinate curriculum Joshua "jag" G. Jan 8, 2014 5:23 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'd be happy to help teach as well. -e On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 5:11 PM, Alex Clark < eddie w. Jan 8, 2014 5:14 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - For our purposes here I don't think it matters if folks are "total beginners" of the Python language or programming in general, we want to help both and both groups can be included in the same target audience for now. In other Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 5:11 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - The intro to Python class at MLK is just a single class. We'd want a series and can arrange space there.  On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Baidy Sall wrote: Faith D. Jan 8, 2014 5:07 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I was just going to say we could use MLK library.  On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Kevin Cole wrote: Faith D. Jan 8, 2014 5:03 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am very interested. Weekend meetups will be perfect. Thanks for bringing the idea Sent from my iPhone On Jan 8, 2014, at 2:0 Baidy S. Jan 8, 2014 5:02 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Amir, do you already know how to program in other languages and are just new to Python or totally new to programming? The reason I'm asking is that I know both students and teachers who would be interested. Alen Jan 8, 2014 5:00 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - FYI "total beginners" might want to look at the Python classes being taught at the MLK Library's Digital Commons... On Jan 8,[masked]:09 PM, "A.Amir" < a.dec Kevin C. Jan 8, 2014 4:59 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Where in Tysons Corner? The time I am looking at now would be Saturday & Sunday's from 1pm-4pm. Locations so far looking Amir A Jan 8, 2014 4:59 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Is love to do this. I'm still new to Python and the Tuesday meetings are in conflict with something on my schedule.  On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, A.Amir wrote: Faith D. Jan 8, 2014 4:59 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Preview not available user 6. Jan 8, 2014 4:55 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I may be interested too. On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM, Drew Engelson < [address removed] > wr Mehdi D. Jan 8, 2014 4:54 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Tony Ojeda and I are organizing a one-day workshop on data analysis using python as part of Data Community DC. Announcement will be posted in a day or so. This will parallel our successful R workshops. We will assume that people are python be Abhijit Jan 8, 2014 4:53 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - It sounds like there are enough potential students and at least one teacher. I can offer up a location in Tyson's Corner. Not ideal for everyone, but it's a start. Drew Engelson Drew E. Jan 8, 2014 4:52 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - well I guess that's what I was hoping for was "total beginner" material so we can kind of build on from there. I wi Amir A Jan 8, 2014 4:48 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I would expect "total beginner" material to be covered, unless someone explicitly offers to teach "data analysis with Python". On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 4:27 PM Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 4:44 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Some people were mentioning data analysis and that they already have their own projects running, and that they'd still like to learn more. So I guess it would be a good idea to set some expectations for what will be covered.  Alen Jan 8, 2014 4:26 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Amir said, " I am interested in learning since I am very new to python". I would expect that to mean "total beginners" and not "more advanced". Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 4:20 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - For what level would that be, total beginners, or more advanced?  On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM, A.Amir < Alen Jan 8, 2014 4:17 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Yes, I'm also interested in knowing if there are age limits. &nb Steve C. Jan 8, 2014 4:15 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'd be interested as well. Carl Pray Carl P. Jan 8, 2014 4:13 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - body{font-family:Helvetica,Arial;­font-size:13px} Steve Jan 8, 2014 3:53 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I would be interested as well. I have been using python for a little over a year. I highly recommend Python for Data Analysis by Wes McKinney. If we did a meeting like this, we could also bring along these types of materials so others could Joe P. Jan 8, 2014 3:50 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm here :-) If you have a teacher, students and a location you are almost done. I will make you an event organizer (if you aren't one already) then you can schedule the event! Alex C. Jan 8, 2014 3:49 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Are there any age limits/concerns? My 12 year-old son is also interested in learning Python. Thanks. user 5. Jan 8, 2014 3:39 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Preview not available Tara S. Jan 8, 2014 3:36 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hi All, I'd be interested in leading some of the Python for Data Analysis sessions, depending on my schedule. If whoever is planning this could keep me in the loop, that'd be great. Sk Skipper S. Jan 8, 2014 3:35 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm interested as well. - Jenna Warren On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Danielle Rappaport < Jenna W. Jan 8, 2014 3:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Perfect! This is good we are getting good chunk of replies hopefully we can make this happen. I will try to email Alex and let hi Amir A Jan 8, 2014 3:24 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Data Community DC is planning on holding a couple Python for Data Analysis workshops next month.  They should be announced in the next day or two on the meetup site ( http://www.meetup.com/Da Tony O. Jan 8, 2014 3:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I would love to participate with a project like this, but I am only available either on weekends for meeting, or asynchronously. I'm a high school teacher in Arlington, VA who has been teaching with Python since 1 Jeffrey E. Jan 8, 2014 3:16 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'd be willing to teach a session or two. -jag On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Kartik Mehta < Joshua "jag" G. Jan 8, 2014 3:15 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested in expanding my skill set, too. On Jan 8, 2014, at 3:07 PM, David < arachad Kevin H Jan 8, 2014 3:10 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Count me in too.  I know two more folks who have attended DC Python meetup, they too mentioned they are interested in learning Python and the 3 more learners!! Regards, Kartik M. Jan 8, 2014 3:06 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am in for sure. Want to learn a programming language and have heard python is great for beginners. Thanks, Bobby. On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2 Bobby S Jan 8, 2014 3:03 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am also interested!! On 01/08/[masked]:48 PM, Jonathan Di David Jan 8, 2014 3:01 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I would be very interested in meeting up for this! On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Danielle Rappaport < Courtney Jan 8, 2014 2:46 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I'm also very interested, thanks. -Tushara Ekanayake Sent from my iPhone On Jan 8, 2014, at 2:34 PM, Tushara E. Jan 8, 2014 2:41 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Yes. I will be interested in a weekend learning meetup. I am out of town on weekdays. Best regards Harriett Harriett (. Jan 8, 2014 2:28 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested as well. Currently, I am building my first web application with Flask + Mongo. Count me in! Jonathan Dixon (202)[masked] eDiscovery & Forensics Analyst George Washing Jonathan D. Jan 8, 2014 2:25 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I might be interested as well. Would something like a google hangout work, saving having to find a location. I've found the Lutz book, Learni Edward B. Jan 8, 2014 2:23 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Count me in!  There are a lot of free resources widely accessible on the web that I was going to dig into, but it would make the struggle a lot less dreadful if we could get a learning group together.  Danielle R. Jan 8, 2014 2:22 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - That sounds great! I'm in!!!  Ramon On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM, A.Amir < a.decipherer Raymond Jan 8, 2014 2:21 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Yes please do. Thanks, Hannah On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM, A.Amir < Hannah Jan 8, 2014 2:19 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - sounds good. I will let admins know. can I add you onto my gmail? Amir A Jan 8, 2014 2:17 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - I am interested as well.  I am a network engineer and have been thinking about learning Python for a while, but now that we are installing Cisco Nexus switches with their built-in Python API, my interest has greatly increased. Tony Jan 8, 2014 2:15 PM
Re: [DCPython] Learning Python - Hi, I'd be very interested in meeting up and would like to focus on python for data analysis.  I'm likely about to start a contract involving pulling down data sets and analyzing for accessibility using iPython no Hannah Jan 8, 2014 2:12 PM
Learning Python - Guys  w Amir A Jan 8, 2014 2:04 PM
Meeting tomorrow - Hi folks, In case anyone is wondering, I'm still planning to go ahead with the meeting tomorrow night despite the cold weather: http Alex C. Jan 6, 2014 6:36 PM
Re: [DCPython] PyCon Startup Row Wants D.C. Startups - Yes, although the packaging landscape has changed quite a bit since I started. Additionally, PyPI is now under new management and a critical feature I need has gone missing: Alex C. Jan 3, 2014 7:55 PM
Re: [DCPython] PyCon Startup Row Wants D.C. Startups - Thank you Alex! Are you still pursuing pythonpackages.com ? On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM, Alex Clark Don S. Jan 3, 2014 7:31 PM

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