Let’s change the way Geeks are viewed, help them find each other, connect with each other and connect with companies/brands relevant to them. Let’s give them a platform, a broadcasting platform, to help them share with the world what they have done, things they are proud of, resources they use, things they deserve credit for. So we built Geeklist and here is an overview of what it does today.
The discovery stream is a fire-hose stream of your peers geek achievements, commits, images, messages and interaction you find like-minded developers from around the world. People doing things we’d never have known they did. Flowing into your feed for you to use as inspiration, connections, resources, like a 24/7/365 day hackathon live on your desktop. The following features expand that discovery and uproot great developers everywhere.
Building your history of achievements takes you out from behind the company walls and shows the world what you truly accomplished, who you did it with and what tools you used. Go ahead, brag a little… you earned it:
A micro is there to communicate small daily achievements, continual project advances, communications to the community, like tweets - but geekier ;)
High Fives [ or as we do it in Geeklist - ^5 ]
We all love a good ^5 from friends when we complete a project, solve a problem, do something that is great…get some love for it! Your peers and extended peers from the community can let you know they like your work, your photo, your code commits, your achievements with a public ^5 which adds up and builds your GeekCred and your stats!
Verified and Featured Companies
Connecting with other geeks is cool, but connecting and learning about companies and their geek achievements is valuable. Companies get to share details about what makes them great. With over 200+ companies joined in already, developers and companies are connecting daily…
Geeklist has quickly become the first ever place to give companies the ability to share with developers world-wide the great work they’ve done… like BitTorrent:
Who outside of BitTorrent would have ever known that? ^5! We also give companies the ability to build relationships and hire developers who choose to be contacted within our system.
This is just the first of many integrations, but one of the most relevant. Link up your Github account, select the repos you’d like to publish commits into Geeklist from, either automatically or you can set it to post on a #gklst command. Not only does it build a collection of your commits inside Geeklist and into your own Code Pages, but when you get ^5’s on them you earn more GeekCred as well. What’s even cooler is if you wish you can have your code commits from select repos pushed through Geeklist and straight into the Facebook Open Graph.
Sharing with the community and on your profile some of your geekiest trinkets, work space, gadgets or experiences is all part of building your Geek Persona. Publishing to our discovery stream for your peers to see and High Five gives you a great place to connect in pictures…really geeky pictures like this great one from a developer in Pakistan:
or maybe you want to share an old photo of a phone call from Steve Jobs you once received:
Whatever you want to share it becomes part of your persona inside Geeklist.
We’ve become the first company ever to push code commit announced straight into the Facebook Open Graph.
GeekIt™ - your resources shared and social
We rolled out our GeekIt bookmarklet so you can now save, organize and share with your peers all of your links and top resources. This also gives you the ability to see what great resources your peers use daily too! They save into your profile and get tagged and saved into communities as well!
Communities - One of our most engaging new additions:
Geeklist International Ambassadors
Finally, we’re not only vibrant online, but we’ve grown globally and we have amazing, passionate and fully engaged ambassadors in 14 cities around the world on the ground.
This is Geeklist. We are in over 174 countries. We represent real developers in a place built by developers for developers. Get credit where credit is due…
Now go get your Geek on! - The Geeklist Co-founders, Reuben and Christian