About a year ago, Paul Graham wrote about what he refers to as “the Python Paradox”. He stated that people who learn Python typically aren’t doing it in order to get a job; there are technologies which can boast more available jobs. They do it because they have discovered what a great language Python is and have subsequently grown quite fond of it.
I would like to think that there are pockets of Python programmers all over, just waiting for an opportunity to be paid to program in Python. I would like to know where they are, though. I have been looking in Atlanta, GA for people with Python programming skills who are looking for a job and have come up with fewer interested job seekers than I would have expected.
Perhaps people with Python skills are already working in a job where they can use those skills. Or, perhaps they are content where they are, working with non-Python technologies.
I wonder what the common experience is. If you are looking for a Python job, are there many jobs available? What steps are you taking to acquire one? If you are hiring for a Python job, are you coming across many seekers with experience? What are you doing to find them?