Thursday, June 28, 2012

Six degrees of separation

It might be possible to judge the technical value of an engineer by creating a tool that gathers some data about it as:

  • number of LinkedIn 1st degree engineering connections in Amazon/Google/Microsoft/IBM/Oracle 
  • belongs to interesting groups on hot technologies
  • StackOverflow posts
For sure the companies like online portfolios as GitHub but, in case of companies with  rigid IP politics, engineers are discouraged to have such a public presence.
Hence the idea of an indirect measurement as a composite metric shown above.
I'll have to chew it better.

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