Asking Twitter – what skills are required from a candidate for a junior Python developer job?

Some time ago, counting on my recently grown network of great people met @ PyCon 2015, I tweeted this open question to unveil the mystery which has grown around the position of a junior Python developer. So, what exactly is expected?

Take a look at the responses I got.

https://twitter.com/StevieBuckley/status/588376406373064704

https://twitter.com/StevieBuckley/status/588376953826242560

https://twitter.com/CaseyWithCOS/status/589236047118262272

The main requirement which is clearly visible in most answers is the “desire to learn”. It sounds very positive, but also a bit confusing; how can you measure and / or express a real desire to learn? I’d say being self-taught, developing own projects and (of course) involvement in open source would be some safe guesses. Let me know what you think, either here on on Twitter!

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