[Haskell-cafe] Web development work

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Sat Sep 18 13:28:34 EDT 2010

Cool, an API sounds great. I favor a RESTful API, so most likely it
would simply be JSON served via the same URL as the main page; jus set
the Accept header appropriately. Does that sound good enough?


On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Jeremy Shaw <jeremy at n-heptane.com> wrote:
> I have been meaning to add a jobs section to the happstack.com website.
> It would be nice if haskellers.com had an API so I could syndicate just the
> happstack related jobs/contractors/etc on happstack.com.
> That would help bring more exposure to haskellers.com, and would be
> beneficial for visitors to happstack.com who do not know about
> haskellers.com and are concerned that it would be hard to find developers.
> Obviously, I can just provide a link -- but an API would be nice.
> - jeremy
> On Sep 16, 2010, at 7:35 AM, Michael Snoyman wrote:
>> 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.
>> Michael
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