Having a good professional reputation means everything in an industry like web development, where everybody knows everybody and personal recommendations are the key to landing coveted jobs. CoderWall is like LinkedIn for developers, providing a way for people to collect endorsements from colleagues and establish credibility in a notoriously competitive industry.
Connect with fellow developers, learn from the mistakes others have made, collect feedback on your latest ideas, and promote your projects (as well as yourself) to peers when you sign up for a CoderWall account. Join your company’s “team,” just as you would on LinkedIn, and start networking with peers who are interested in the same professional topics as you are. When you connect CoderWall to your Twitter, LinkedIn, and GitHub accounts, the web-application automatically pulls data from those networks and uses it to award you with special badges – known as “achievements” – based on the technical skills you possess.
Although CoderWall is built primarily as a way for individuals to establish credibility within the development community, the application also offers a team component. Groups of people (like colleagues or friends) can link their profiles together and form their own teams. Teams are then pitted against each other and awarded points based on each member’s achievements and endorsements from others on the site.
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