Whitetruffle has just added BitBucket as our newest way to create an account. Direct sign up, Facebook, GitHub - and now BitBucket!
Relay School of Education, an education innovator, needs an experienced open-source developer as soon as possible. Make an impact and help improve our public schools!
weCraft, a startup making it easier to find the supplies to make the crafts we post on our online inspiration boards, is looking for a UI superhero!
Affirma, a consulting firm recently selected as a Top 100 Best Workplace in Washington, wants a couple experienced .NET developers!
Live Nation Labs, an innovation lab within Live Nation, is seeking a senior frontend engineer with a love for live music!
Reciprocity, creating work tools that inspire employees to understand the greater context of their work in a very complex world with competing viewpoints, needs a senior Python developer.
Mavizon, a social network for your car, is on the hunt for a senior backend developer with machine learning experience.
Not long ago, I began a job hunt that I knew could potentially last for months. I was fairly new to the tech world and, being self-taught, anticipated that my journey to join a company would be a rather difficult one.
But then, I stumbled on Whitetruffle.
Hmm, a service that matched me to companies based on my profile and sent me email notifications when I had promising opportunities available? I was a bit skeptical, I thought it was too good to be true.
Little did I know that two weeks after being introduced by Whitetruffle to a small startup in San Francisco, I would be feeling right at home, working as a legitimate part of the team.You guys helped me get on my career path and I couldn’t be happier.
I’ll be a Whitetruffle advocate any day. It really is a priceless resource for tech job-seekers.
Keep doing what you’re doing!
Being lean is more than a business strategy - it’s a lifestyle. It’s a great way to find product/market fit. It’s also the best way to learn how to make the best possible coffee.
Last year, I started roasting my own beans using nothing but a heavy pot on the stove. With small batches using only a half-cup of green coffee beans at a time, I was able to speed my way through many Build/Measure/Learn cycles to arrive at my perfect cup of coffee.
(Ideas) I like coffee. I should roast my own. This desire does not make me a hipster at all.
Build: Put beans in pot. Apply heat. Stir constantly. Fill the house with acrid smoke. Feel bad for housemates.
(Product) I think I roasted coffee. Possibly drinkable?
Measure: Brew and drink ALL THE COFFEE.
(Data) Take tasting notes, noting bean variety and darkness of roast.
Learn: Adjust darkness of roast and variety as needed. Also, open all the doors and windows and turn on the stove vent. And maybe say something about how someone else must have burnt a lot of toast or set something plastic on fire.
Things I learned during the process:
* Raw coffee beans taste terrible.
* The reason I generally prefer as dark a roast as I do when going to coffee chains is because a dark roast easily covers up low bean quality. I roast a lot lighter at home to be able to taste the unique flavors of the beans.
* Different bean origins have vastly different flavors - with pretty consistent themes by region. Ethiopian coffee is almost universally going to be light, bright, and fruity. Guatemalan coffee (my favorite) is all about chocolate and brown sugar.
* Roasting is more about exercising your sense of hearing than of smell. After a few tries you get very good at hearing the difference between the first crack stage (coffee sounds like popping popcorn) and the second crack stage (pouring milk over Rice Crispies) and gauging how long into the second crack you are.
For more detailed instructions on how to roast your own coffee (and a great place to find green beans) visit Sweet Maria’s!
If you want to work for a startup that is as passionate about lean methodology as we are, join Whitetruffle!
This morning we announced new, improved profiles for companies. Now we’d like to announce something even more exciting for candidates - Whitetruffle Dating! We’ve always been excited about bringing the romance back to job search. Now we’re bringing the romance back to romance. With algorithms!
The average job lasts 4.6 years while the average length of marriages that end in divorce is only 3.5 years. We saw this as a clear case for improvement. If we can improve the length of these relationships by only 1.1 years, we will be improving the lives of millions. Using the same formulas that we have found lead to employment happiness we know we can make it happen.
Check back for future announcements!
One of the many benefits Whitetruffle gives to companies is the ability to refine their pitch. With a steady stream of candidates it is easier to see how changing messaging and highlighting what makes your company an ideal place to work can increase your chances of meeting the people you are interested in.
We’ve now made it even easier to point out the things that make your company special.
The biggest change existing users will see is the new “Personality and Culture” section.
Let people know about your benefits and perks!
Differentiate yourself by mapping out your culture, workflow, and values.
These things matter when candidates are deciding whether they are interested in joining your team. We strongly encourage existing Whitetruffle companies to update their profile to take advantage of these new features.
Refine your message, build a richer profile, and attract the candidates you want!