Re: [webdesign-18] Job/talent board site

From: user 3.
Sent on: Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:05 PM
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.

- Kevin

On Oct 21, 2007, at 12:50 PM, Scott Reynen <[address removed]>  
wrote:

> 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  
>> jobamatic.
>
> 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.
>
> Peace,
> Scott
>
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