In this day and age of music, many songs bring to mind things that are in our day-to-day life. Take for example, “Talk Nerdy to Me.” In the song, the singer, Jason Derulo, is speaking to a girl on what appears to be an online gaming session – “I’m going 30 hours online straight now. You make it hard to leave.” How many of us have spent COUNTLESS hours online doing Boolean or data mining? I am guilty of chasing down a rabbit hole for many hours (after all, it is not just work for me, it’s also fun!).
Want to save yourself countless hours online finding the perfect lead that has programming skills? Check out the ways you can find top talent with the tips below.
Keep in mind that many of the resumes are HTML, but if you take an extra look into the site, you can find a way to download resumes of potential leads.
Swift is a general purpose compiled mobile development programming language for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, Linux and z/OS. I created a Boolean string swift (iOS | macOS | watchOS | tvOS | Linux | z/OS) developer -jobs –job, and in my results, I found a link to the site for the Swift San Jose conference (June 2019) and “Swift Open Source Contributors.”
The website had a hyperlink connected to the Swift open source project, and 682 contributors since July 2010 here https://github.com/apple/swift/graphs/contributors. You can find email addresses for individuals by using a free Google extension GitHub email. All you have to do is enter the GitHub user name to see the email address.
Rust is an open-source systems programming language that is similar to C++ but faster and more memory efficient. Many companies that are well known, including Firefox, Dropbox, Yelp and Cloudeflare use Rust. Using site:linkedin.com/in Rust (Firefox | Yelp | Dropbox | Cloudflare), I found 1,950 potential leads for Rust users and Rust (Firefox | Yelp | Dropbox | Cloudflare) (intitle:resume | inurl:resume), returned 15,800 potential leads.
Finding Other Programmers (User Groups, Conferences and SpiderFoot)
Who does not love conferences? There are numerous conferences each year and keeping up with them allows me to find potential leads that attend various technical conferences. My favorite site Confs.tech, is an open source site that allows me to keep up-to-date on conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
(Additional information from contributors to Confs.tech can be found here https://github.com/tech-conferences/conference-data).
I used SpiderFoot, a tool that automates queries to over 100 public data sources (OSINT) to gather information on IP addresses, domain names, email address and more. The data returned from a SpiderFoot scan will reveal a lot of information about your targets and potentially others associated with that email (aka – other potential leads).
Additionally, you can verify emails of leads found.
(I recommend using a personal computer (not your employer’s) to use this tool. YouTube has several excellent videos explaining how to set-up and use SpiderFoot for your needs.)
One of the results I found during a search resulted in an email for a Java developer. I used SpiderFoot to cross-check the email against 100 sites and came across her profile on the Microsoft Technet Community, along with other potential leads.
Hunting for the perfect programming expert can be fun and challenging. Using various techniques can spare you time to catch up on your favorite hobby or relationships.