Monday, July 02, 2007

Rewarding Creativity

Creativity is not as generously rewarded as it should for a Java developer spending their free cycles doing OSS work. While it brings them peer recognition and admiration, it does not automatically translate to better job prospects or even career growth.

The day job may still remain the mind-numbingly dull thing that gets the bills paid. SourceKibitzerBio seems to be a great way for these folks to showcase their contributions and get the well-deserved attention of prospective employers.

A nice extension to the idea might be to mock-up real world applications which uses one or more of the components someone has in their portfolio. That would give the not-so-technical hiring manager a better grasp of how the developer's work can be useful to their business.

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