Dyalog's APL team is looking to hire, and we are more interested in golfers than regular programmers, as the former are more likely to have the right mindset.

Since codegolf.stackexchange.com/jobs doesn't exist, could it be created?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What do you need code golfers for? Not that I disapprove of your initiative, but it's a bit odd, is all. \$\endgroup\$
    – Pavel
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 17:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ГригорийПерельман Well, not that we need code golfers per se, but rather that many golfers are open to non-traditional coding and methods, and may not shy away from languages that mainly use single-character (non-English-letter) primitives. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 17:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why not use stackoverflow jobs and sort applicants by PPCG rep? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 18:19
  • \$\begingroup\$ @NonlinearFruit You mean by manually looking applicant's up, no? Well, the idea here was exposure specifically to golfers. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 18:24

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I don't think an equivalent to the Jobs program on SO is really appropriate for our site. For most of the jobs, they'd be the same ones advertised on SO, so it would be better to keep the postings consolidated there.

For your specific example, a community ad may be a better option. If not, mentioning it in The Nineteenth Byte will give it some good exposure.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah, I didn't realise that community ads were for "non-community" too, and I certainly thought I'd be banned from the chat if I made commercial announcements there. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 20:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Adám Community ads are for the community. I don't really participate much in the ad creation process, so I'm not 100% certain if they would be appropriate for advertising that your company is hiring, but if they are, it would be a good choice IMO. In chat, it could possibly be viewed as spam, but personally I wouldn't flag it, validate a flag, or kick you for it (and I'd imagine the other mods/ROs wouldn't, either). It's helpful and constructive, so there's no issue in my eyes. \$\endgroup\$
    – user45941
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 20:11
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for this. As I entered PPCG from a commercial side, I have been trying to be very careful about things like these. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 20:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ On the Nineteenth Byte, things disappear into the archive relatively quickly. What would be an acceptable repeat rate, if any? \$\endgroup\$
    – Adám
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 21:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Adám probably every couple days, and at different times of day. Consider: most people are in TNB regularly, i.e. every day from 9-5 while they work. If they aren't interested once, they're unlikely to be a second time. However, the people who work 9-5 in the UK or in Germany may be interested (and assuming there's no language barrier), so a post 12 hours later may be interesting to them. \$\endgroup\$
    – Riker
    Commented Mar 13, 2017 at 23:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ However, since it's on the starboard now, I'd definitely wait until it drops off + another couple days. \$\endgroup\$
    – Riker
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 0:08

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