Sep 14

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O'Reilly looking for Python Developers

We don't usually do radar posts about companies looking to hire -- after all, everyone's looking for great engineers -- but I decided to make an exception. I met recently with Neeru Khosla and Murugan Pal of, a non-profit that is building K-12 open source textbooks. I like their vision. Unlike some of the other open textbook initiatives, they are focused on the need for textbooks in the lower and middle grades, and they have some good ideas about how to develop an approved curriculum that has a chance of actually being adopted.

They're also using some XML workflow that looks very similar to the tools we use in our own book production process, and we're exploring how to share our internal tools with their project. They're off to a great start, and unlike many non-profits, they actually have funding, so a large part of their energy isn't devoted to the hamster-cage of fundraising. But they need developers.

Murugan wrote:

We're looking for passionate and motivated developers with:
  • Experience in:
    • Python/Java/PHP languages
    • EXTJS/YUI/GWT AJAX Frameworks
    • LAMPP, Django, MediaWiki, & Lucene

  • Experience architecting modular server side components, including APIs with excellent understanding of component abstraction

  • Understanding of security, entitlement and transactional issues for web services, and web-based applications
If you are interested please send your resume to

FWIW, it sounds like Python developers are top of their list.

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