RIP Yahoo Pipes by @imJeremyR

Yahoo Pipes has been a favorite tool for some of the most technical sourcing professionals for many years. SourceCon writers have discussed the tool since 2009 and Yahoo Pipes has even been shared during multiple SourceCon Lab sessions. In 2013, Aaron Lintz shared a technique to allow recruiters and sourcers to code jobs with geodata and automatically tweet them.

If you’re using any of these techniques, it appears to be time to find an alternative. This week, Yahoo announced they would be shutting down Yahoo Maps, Yahoo Pipes, and a few other services that I didn’t really care about. 

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Looking for alternatives? Ghacks Technology News recommends ClickScriptQuadrigram, or Superpipes

Jeremy Roberts was the editor of SourceCon from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third-party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments.

Since leaving SourceCon, he’s continued to work at the intersection of talent acquisition and technology, where he aims to find the right balance between humans and machines. Occasionally he thinks of something interesting to say, but normally he just keeps his head down and does his job. Jeremy resides in Ponder, Tex.