[Wolves] Python Training at Thyme software/Linux Emporium

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 11:43:09 UTC 2012

On 12 July 2012 12:07, Dave Morley <davmor2 at davmor2.co.uk> wrote:
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> On 12/07/12 11:54, Peter Cannon wrote:
>> On 12/07/12 11:43, Dave Morley wrote:
>>> 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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> Yeah it was originally for a canonical review that we do of courses,
> training and conferences.  I then thought that there might be others
> outside of canonical who maybe interested in knowing about it so
> thought I'd post it here and to the main ubuntu-uk channel.  I was
> lazt though so modded a couple of things and sent it out :)

That makes me really want to learn Python.

Kris Douglas.

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