First and foremost, we would want to thank you all for your tremendous responses from our previous post (http://intellij.my/2015/12/20/introducing-soding/). There is nothing better than getting positive feedback to keep us going with this incredible project, Soding.
However, we do not leave critics and concerns behind. There are few interesting thoughts on Soding that attract our interest. For that, we are more than happy to share what we think about those…
Hiring do consider soft skills and attitude
When we first found Soding, we had a long debate on Soding’s ability to resolve industry problem. Some of us strongly believe that one does not simple get hired because of his programming skills, but his attitude does counts. That is why there are interviews – To meet the in person, to decide whether this person can adapt the new working environment.
No such employer wants to hire a good skilled programmer but unmannered in his words, right?
So, we have been and still working closely with a neuron expert to make Soding, a perfect tool to diagnose your ability to perform. Soding version 2.0 takes human psychology as a part of diagnosis. There will be more input factors and even further diagnosis, taking count your feelings, actions and way of thinking as factor related to your job performance.
This might sounds too advanced, but our research prove it is possible to be done. We will release more updates on this as we go along.
I don’t have a public account on GitHub
The trick is soding needs access to enter your Git history, your codes and activities to analyze your profile. Thus, disallowing the access would not be the limitation of Soding, but the repository itself.
Well, a teacher can’t assess her student if the student does not submit his assignment, isn’t it?
Moreover, it’s the rule of thumb that job candidates need to find job, not the other way round. Soding is an adaptive system to solve common needs of today’s programmers. We recommend you to be a part of it as it helps you to Increase your skills, values and portfolios.
On top of these, we are looking into possibilities to access private account, for better analysis. Good lead that we have now is the one need to be hidden is the code itself, not the activities. So, Sign Up now as we will keep posting the updates for this.
Integration with other platforms such as Stackoverflow
We believe that GitHub is the best platform to start with considering it is the ‘facebook’ for programmers. Everyone is there. Well, majority of them at least.
Later, Soding will be available in ‘extension’ version where we will plant them in other big job recruitment platforms. This allows more head hunters and hiring employers to find best talents in Soding.
As for other web-based Git repos, stay tuned as integrating with them is part of Soding’s future plan.
Leave us message on what you think? Suggestion and critics are highly appreciated!