Silicon Florist 🌹 Questionable AI training 🤖 Whither job boards…?
Ever outshining its flaws, Portland is a community of passionate people who are top-tier artisans of their craft. Portland is a city where niche subsets can thrive, an environment where novel disciplines are both embraced and celebrated. In fostering such a community, our citizens — these artisans — are able to skyrocket to the upper echelon of their craft. Name a craft, and I promise you can find the best of the best in Portland… More
For context, let me give you a brief history of the Silicon Florist job board: In 2007, there wasn’t one. Then people kept asking for one so I launched a janky ass one. It was free. People used it for a bit. Then it died off. So I killed it. Then people started asking for it again. So I started another janky ass one. Then folks were using it. A lot. So I invested in a better-than-free solution. Then a way-more-expensive-than-free solution. And for the past decade or so, things have been going just fine. The job board broke even, with the paid postings covering the costs of the platform. Every week the newsletter featured a number of interesting jobs. Feedback was amazing. Candidates were happy. Employers were psyched. And all was well in the Silicon Florist corner of the Internet… More
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One of the few companies hiring amidst the economic downturn? Prove how witty, intelligent, insightful, and community oriented your company is by posting those job openings to the Silicon Florist job board. Or don’t. I mean, if you don’t need super talented people who are smart enough to read this publication. Or if you don’t want really, really awesome candidates where you’d be like “We could choose any of these people and we would be exponentially better overnight.” That’s your choice. Because that could happen. It’s only been confirmed by scientists that Silicon Florist readers are among the upper echelon of the most skilled, talented, and creative people on earth. I’m serious. Look it up. And then post your job. Because the awesome people are waiting. For you. Maybe.