Sourcing.io is the new kid on the block in the sourcing world. It is a search tool that specializes in Github and Twitter Sourcing. They have created a search engine with a nifty interface that allows you to search utilizing a plethora of option such as; Skills, Location, Works at, Status, Twitter Follows, Github repo’s and more. What some of these things allow you to do is play on human nature. What I mean is if you are looking for a good Java developer and you find one you can then see who they are following on Twitter and Github and well if they are a good java developer human nature says they are following other good java developers. Below is a picture of a search I did and what I got.
As you can see you get a decent amount of information; Name, User Name (if it is used or found), social sites, location, skills listing, and email if available. Now to me I don’t care if the email is there or not, if I have their user name I can get their email using my email finding methodology ( it can be found on my you tube page). Now if they don’t show a user name but show social sites I will visit those sites and get the user name, so either way I am good. Now beyond that you can also leave statuses on the people you view. Those statuses are; Contacted, discussion, phone screen, interview, offered, hired, future op, bad fit, not interested. So this tool can act like an ATS or CRM of sorts. It does allow you to have a team capability so you are not stepping on each others toes.
Now early I said one of the categories for searching was skills. So that search filed has several pre populated skills all programming to include; Ruby, Python, Java, Jscript, C, C++, C# and others. It does have a way to do a custom search for a programming language not listed. So this tool is definitely for Developers, testers, architect types.
For me the thing that make me like it most is the Twitter searching part. There are plenty of tools that search Github. But not many that do a good job of searching Twitter this one does. Also some of the social sites it brings back are different than the norm such as; standupjack, gracelacy, gitlab, and others. The wait time form adding search term sot results is almost instantaneous. No chrome extension, but not sure one is needed. This is not a free tool, it costs 199 per month per user.
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