For what it's worth, I'm looking forward to attending the initial
meeting as a spectator. As I've never been a part of a professional
web design project, I would find intristic value in participating in a
site build from ground up. Building a dedicated
Site to meet our specific needs seems much better to me than trying to
fit our needs into a template.
On Oct 21, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Scott Reynen <[address removed]>
> On Oct 21, 2007, at 11:37 AM, Yong Bakos wrote:
>> There may be far simpler alternatives to solve what you're trying
>> to do.
> The main thing we're trying to do is make it easier to match up
> talent to jobs in Denver. But participation in a collaborative
> project with several other web geeks is also a valuable experience
> in itself, as anyone who has been through a BarCamp hack-a-thon or
> Startup Weekend will affirm.
>> What's wrong w/ using craigslist, and prefixing the job post with
>> something like "DWDM: " ?
> That's a good question, but the implied answer of "nothing" is
> apparently incorrect. Several of us have used Craigslist and found
> it lacking. How exactly it's lacking, and how we can best address
> these problems is something we'll need to discuss in more depth.
> I personally find Craigslist is too anonymous and private for the
> type of communication I'd like to establish with potential employees
> and employers. I shouldn't need to have essentially the same
> discussion ten times with ten different people, and that's the
> communication model Craiglist, and most other job boards, seems to
> encourage. But I'm sure others have different issues, which we'll
> need to discuss and establish common goals.
>> Or creating your own google/yahoo group, and posting things there?
> Again, that's been tried and found lacking. As a local web
> professional, this is as much to help you as anyone else. So I'd
> encourage you to think of it as "our" rather than "your."
>> Also, don't build a job board from the ground up -- try jobcoin or
> Those are certainly options, and it was presumptuous to decide a new
> website is the best solution to this problem. But it would be
> equally presumptuous to decide an existing tool is the best solution
> before we discuss and clarify the problem. I hope you'll
> participate in that discussion.
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