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Re: [PhillyPUG] Free beer and jobs

From: user 3.
Sent on: Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:57 PM
Nik- I have a quick question about the software/IT industry and figured 
you might be a good guy to ask. I was a financial adviser
for eleven years. I studied finance in college (Penn State) and always 
regretted not studying computer science. About a year
ago I taught myself the basics of Python and really liked the language. 
I like learning new things and have loved computers since
typing programs from the back of Compute! magazine into my Commodore 64 
as a kid.  If you were me, what would you do
to acquire marketable skills in software/IT? I know companies look for 
experience and I have no problem starting at the bottom.
I like self study but I think I would benefit from a class at some 
point. My thought is to specialize in something like Python/Django
as it seems like they are fast growing. Could you recommend any classes 
or courses of study for me? Thanks for your time.


On 3/29/2012 5:47 PM, Nik Weidenbacher wrote:
> All,
> Hello. My company (SunGard) sponsored beer at this past Tuesday's PhillyPUG
> meeting. Thanks as always to our wonderful organizers for organizing,
> and to you for making it an event.
> Anyway, I'm a member of a growing team of software and infrastructure
> (systems/network/sto­rage/virtualization)­ engineers. We're busy
> expanding the customer base and feature set of our
> infrastructure-as-a-­service offering, and we need help.
> We use Python extensively for data center automation. Django, Celery and paramiko
> are some of the tools we use.
> Why work at SunGard? One big reason: we are in the city, at Broad and
> Callowhill. If you live in the city and work in the burbs, that might
> be reason enough to talk to us. The current team is also a great one,
> and our project is pretty fun (in my opinion, anyway).
> You can find a job description here: http://www.linked...­
> Please drop me a line if you'd like to discuss further.
> Nik Weidenbacher
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