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DeephavenDataLabs103 karma

JJ was asked his favorite Python packages. His top 3: NumPy, SciPy, and Scikit-Learn. Honorable mention to pandas.

DeephavenDataLabs66 karma

Absolutely not! This industry is growing so much and it's never too late to learn something new.

DeephavenDataLabs60 karma

We hire with two steps in mind:

1) a coding test - can they write functional code? an automated test will determine if it works, and we need to be able to read that code and see if it's clean

2) what do they KNOW? you're going to be hired on your ability to figure things out. Problem-solving skills are essential. How do you approach a situation you aren't prepared for?

The new employees who excel the most are usually unafraid to ask questions.

DeephavenDataLabs52 karma

It's not too old to get started at 55 or 46 or any age. You have a desirable skillset and web development is huge. No matter where you get your education, learn on your own - read books, watch YouTube, to make sure you're learning the right things. Check out Django.

With such good front-end skills, you might want to learn React or JavaScript? See what else they offer.

DeephavenDataLabs49 karma

Not at all. There's a huge demand for people in the software world. If someone is extremely motivated and willing to learn, there are ways to enter the industry!