Work for Pie is an online community where software developers can congregate, collaborate, and show others their work. The application itself rewards people for making contributions to the open-source development community by allocating special scores based on their contributions. Not only do high scorers get bragging rights, but they also get credibility among colleagues and potential employers.
Get started with Work for Pie by logging in with your Github account or another OAuth provider, then start linking Work for Pie to the professional sites you use on a regular basis. Work for Pie will automatically pull all the public contributions you’ve made on sites like Github, Bitbucket, Stack Overflow, and Hacker News into your profile. This data will then be used it to ultimately come up with your Work for Pie score. The more work you’ve done on the most popular developer-centric sites, the higher your Work for Pie score will be. Scores range from 0 to 99, with the most talented and ubiquitous developers coming in with the highest marks. You can also use your Work for Pie profile page to show off your code projects, framework skills, work experience, and a bit of personal information.
The developers behind Work for Pie say the fastest way to improve your score is by working on open source development projects on sites like Github and Bitbucket, since 60% to 70% of each user’s score is based on how much code he’s contributed. High scorers get the pleasure of having their profiles show up on the Work for Pie homepage. These scores also act as a kind of validation for developers who might be low on professional experience but high on talent and expertise.
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