People who know me, know that I desist Social networking portals. Don’t worry, this post isn’t another rant. It’s more of an announcement that I’ve joined a Social Network 🙂
Yup! The guys at GNUCitizen have started a social network for hackers, and very intelligently named it House of Hackers. I’d like to call it HoH (as in Hah!) 🙂
A few motives cited for creation of the network are:
- To provide platform for hackers to exchange ideas, communicate, or/and even form groups -elite or otherwise. Although Slackers is an amazing place to communicate, web is never big enough for two similar houses. Moreover, they aren’t same, just similar
- Create a Hacker recruitment market. Recruiters could advertise to recruit/hire people from here. The best part of this, as cited, would be that HoH would eliminate any middleman (or you employer), and hence help you earn more. Pretty obviously, this holds meaning for elite ones only. But then I have always believe that you can learn only to the extent you can challenge yourself… and good company definitely challenges you 🙂
- Fund Research programs from time to time. Not so long ago, Ronald came up with idea of Router Hacking Challenge, where you had to hack your own router and make the findings public. The _cutest_ hack would be regarded the best. GNUCitizen (Ronald is now a part of GNUCitizen) hosted the contest. I mention this just to affirm that I really like the guys at GNUCitizen, and I am really excited to know that they’d be encouraging the community (and funding them too). The money is expected to come from the recruitment advertisements.
Needless to summarize that I am keeping my eyes open, fingers crossed and hoping that this turns out to be a great venture for the community.
Just one concern, these %*^*@#$ hackers will keep screwing the portal networking portal, you know. 😉