The identity of a hacker

2013 was amazing for us. 365 days of being able to serve recruiter and developer alike was a lot of fun and we intend to do a lot more of that this year. In fact, we’ll start with developers right away.

For your personal life, you’ve got Facebook and Twitter. Your profile and the content that you post is, in a way, your identity on the web. LinkedIn takes it a step ahead and makes their profile page the professional identity of a person on the web.

But what about the programmer? What about your professional identity on the web? LinkedIn, you say? Programmers have specific needs, and LinkedIn caters to a broad set of people, using the same product. Yes, they tried to make things more specific with endorsements, but that didn’t work very well. The GitHub profile, to an extent, does a better job. But then again, it is tied to the GitHub platform.

Being a team of computer engineers ourselves, we have faced these problems too. Our work defines us, and going by that, our identities are, well, scattered. What we can do, when the world of competitive coding lies in websites like TopCoder, CodeChef, Spoj and HackerEarth and on the other hand, the things you’ve built and your contributions to open source can be shared with the world as repos on GitHub and BitBucket.

So we hacked a solution. Say hello to the HackerEarth Developer Profile. We had launched an earlier version of this to HackerEarth users, and we’ve built on the initial feedback we received. With the HackerEarth Developer Profile, you can link all your programming related accounts, and sit back and watch, as our proprietary algorithm beautifully creates your profile, effectively displaying everything that matters to you as a programmer. We’re not exaggerating. Here, have a look -

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If you think this is going to be another account to manage, don’t. You can go about doing your thing at all these different websites, and the profile automatically updates all your relevant information. We believe that the HackerEarth Developer Profile truly will be the best identity for a developer on the web.

Of course, it is still early days and before the full launch, we want to run a private beta, to be absolutely sure that we’re launching a product that won’t break. Sign up for the Beta and we will get back to you at the earliest. We’re issuing invites at a first come first serve basis, so register today!

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About the Author

Raghu Mohan
Raghu is an engineering grad handles Marketing at HackerEarth. Prior to this, he was an editor at YourStory.com. When he’s not working, you can find him at the nearest music shop having a jam session.
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