A search engine for hiring talent, built on top of data from parsed GitHub Repos. Finding the needle in a haystack.
Haystack: A search engine for hiring talent, build on top of data from parsed GitHub Repos. Finding *the* needle in a haystack.
Haystack is service that parses your open source code contributions and indexes you to help startups find exactly the talent they need, finding the needle in a haystack.
A college degree is no longer a good indicator of technical prowess. This is especially true in the case of computer science, as there exists in many parts of the world, a large mismatch between what the industry expects and what is taught by the academia. In my city atleast, this misalignment causes a lot of social problems leaving students in massive debt after spending four years at college and having learnt nothing.
Large firms continue to find suitable candidates with a scrupulous and time consuming interview process. Not only is this very expensive for the firm, it's also tiring for the candidates, particularly the ones who are actually qualified for the job. Moreover, disruptive startups on a tight budget do not have the luxury to engage in such a large head hunting game.
We believe that it takes considerable amount of deliberate practice to master a skill and mining a person's public github profile would reveal, to an extent, the time and effort the said person has put into mastering the skill. We have built a search over this data. The service lets you search for a particular skill and find all the talent who have put in real effort into mastering the skill, who have written considerable amount of code for that skill.
Search has, time and again, solved social problems. This is our attempt at simultaneously solving the hiring problem and removing the need for a college education.
Very straight forward.
This is a nice idea and a good way to easily traverse through multiple candidate based on a specific skill set. Good thinking :)
Really a cool idea..!!!
clever. good use of github data.
The UI was very intuitive, I like the way results are formatted, and the interaction felt fluid and satisfying. I tried a few strange search terms and got some weird results (possibly an XSS vulnerability -- try searching for ';\)
Great design and a nice way to tackle a real issue out there. There are a lot of cool features that could have been built on top of this, but I do understand the time constraints :D good job!
Good job!!.. How about adding github link for each user to view their more info?
Really nice idea and very well executed 👏