[Haskell-cafe] Web development work

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Fri Sep 17 04:30:10 EDT 2010

In theory, I think there would be a lot of overlap. However, I still
think a separate site is worthwhile because:

* We can focus exclusively on Haskell.
* We can make the site streamlined for this specific purpose, as
opposed to just a small corner of another website.
* We'll probably want to add a bunch of other features in the future.
A simple example would be polls.
* The profiles can be much more rigorous, including Hackage
contributions, social network, etc.
* And if my other Haskell unified login takes off, this would be a
great feature of it.

That said, I don't intend to reinvent the wheel for its own sake or
split the community. If there was lack-luster interest in my idea and
people were content with CUFP, I wouldn't bother. It seems, however,
that there is general interest in a new site.


On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 6:17 PM, Don Stewart <dons at galois.com> wrote:
> michael:
>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Andrew Coppin
>> <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> >  On 16/09/2010 08:52 AM, Michael Snoyman wrote:
>> >>
>> >> future it would be beneficial to the community to have this
>> >> information centralized on a website. I think it would be useful to
>> >> have some basic skills and experience information, including system
>> >> administration abilities.
>> >
>> > [..]
>> >
>> > (And yes, given the frequency with which this gets asked, we should probably
>> > write this info down somewhere!)
>> >
>> OK, I'll bite on this one. I just registered the domain name
>> haskellers.com (I was surprised it was available). So let me ask the
>> community what information they would want out there. Here's the ideas
>> I had:
>> * Users can create their own profiles. Profiles have the following information:
>>     * Basic name, contact, website, photo, etc.
>>     * Brief bio
>>     * Skills. We'll probably have a list of skills to choose from.
>>     * Notable projects worked on, with strong focus on Hackage packages.
>> * Some kind of "web of trust" feature, where users can confirm that
>> someone else's profile is accurate. Open to suggestions on this.
>> * A public message board for posting job information. I think this
>> would not require login to post, but we would have spam protection
>> (recaptcha).
>> And then of course the basic what is Haskell, links to haskell.org,
>> etc. I'll probably be able to get started on this early next week.
> Does http://cufp.org/jobs solve the same problem? user profiles/job
> listings etc.

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