About Joel on Software Careers 2.0
Careers 2.0 matches great programmers on Stack Overflow with great jobs. Programmers create profiles highlighting their work on Stack Overflow, which gives employers an in-depth look at their expertise. Employers search for programmers by location, objective, and skills, and screen them based on peer-reviewed work.
What is Stack Overflow?
Stack Overflow is the largest programming site on the Internet, where millions of programmers from around the world ask and answer highly technical programming questions. It has a unique system of voting, badges, Wikipedia-style editing and reputation that ensures extremely high-quality, peer-reviewed answers to every question.
Since launching in 2008, Stack Overflow has grown to over a million questions and 3 million answers on every programming topic imaginable. It is a part of the Stack Exchange network, a fast growing group of 100+ expert Q&A websites. Stack Exchange Inc. is a New York-based company, founded by Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood, and funded by Union Square Ventures.
Programmers on Stack Overflow are selected for Careers 2.0 based on the quality of their peer-reviewed work. There is no charge, but it is open by invitation only.
Each programmer fills out a profile based on their interests, experience, and education. They also select their favorite answers from Stack Overflow to highlight their great work, and they can link to blog posts, github repositories, and other URLs which showcase their professional credentials.See a sample profile
Employers and hiring managers search through programmers’ profiles by technology, location, and objectives. Currently there are 95,840 candidates interested in being contacted. Employers can also search through the public profiles of 15,421 top Stack Overflow users, and request to contact them.
Each profile includes a programmer’s experience and education, and, most usefully, samples of their answers on Stack Overflow. This allows employers to pre-screen applications based on a coder’s peer-reviewed skills, eliminating the need to interview a large number of unqualified candidates. Packages start at $1,000.Try the search interface