[Wolves] Python Training at Thyme software/Linux Emporium

Peter Cannon dick_turpin at archlinux.us
Thu Jul 12 10:59:04 UTC 2012

On 12/07/12 11:43, Dave Morley wrote:
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> So for the past 3 days I been on a python course and I thought it a
> good opportunity to explain why and what I got from it.
> My past:
> Unlike many at Canonical I'm not from a technical software, coding
> or office back ground.  I drove lorries (rigid trucks the size of
> semis) for a living. I had a shoulder injury that meant that I was
> unable to do that any more, while I was off I worked at testing the
> iso images for the entire Ubuntu family.  Every QA manager got me a
> contract for the end of a release and worked hard to get me a full
> time position with Canonical.
> The Present:
> Heno got in touch to let me know there was a QA position I'd be ideal
> for within ISD at the time , now Commercial Applications (online
> services) and I got it, woohoo.  Since then I've worked hard breaking
> nearly every piece of software I touch (only to make it better
> honest).  However it is getting more and more imperative that there
> are good automated functional tests in place for regression, not
> coming from a programming background I read what I could on python and
> I've fudged together some basic scripts that work as much as they need
> to, but was coming to the end of my knowledge very quickly.

You should post the two main paragraphs on a website or G+ it grieves me to say it as your head is big enough as it is but that's pretty inspirational tbh. You could do with reworking it a bit mind.

I suggest you have the Hovis music playing in the background, brought a tear to my eye that did. :-)

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