Introducing the Adafruit Jobs boards (beta) ! Very soon we will be rolling out a new feature and section of our site we are very excited about – a jobs board for companies and people seeking skilled professionals and hobbyists in the world of physical computing & programming. It will be adafruit.com/jobs (placeholder while we finish it up!)…
Each week week we receive a lot of emails asking for consulting, programming and services in the world of electronics – we can best serve the community (and the world) by making great kits, great tutorials and being a hub for all of these things so a job board is a natural fit.
We have corporations, schools, governments, museums, small companies, inventors and more – all wanting to connect up with people in the electronic’s community who can help them with their projects. There are also a lot of makers who are seeking jobs who may want to put their skills out there. We also have a lot of customers who want someone to make a kit or series of kits for them from the Adafruit store. Traditionally some of this has happened in the forums – but a job board may be a better match.
Adafruit will provide this as a free service to all of our customers with some caveats – we cannot verify how these jobs will work out – how payment will work – so please be smart, this is to help people connect with people, use your best judgment. If you are offered a job by someone and they do not pay, please do not blame us 🙂 but – if you get your dream job, please let us know!
We will be using open source software for the job boards and we hope this, among other things, encourages the jobs to be in the open source software and open source hardware world.
How to join:
It’s free for Adafruit customers! You will need to be an Adafruit customer. Make an account on Adafruit.com
We’re working on getting the beta up shortly, stay tuned to the Adafruit blog and Twitter for announcements.
Feedback needed before launch!
What job boards do you use now? What do you like about them? What don’t you like about them? What do you think a job board services for the electronic’s community should have? Categories may include: 3D modeling, Art, Burning Man, Engineering, Installations, IT, Kits, Manufacturing, Production, Programming Post up in the comments!