This article from CNET is pretty cool (well cool to this open source advocate at least):
Forget LinkedIn: Companies turn to GitHub to find tech talent
Because engineers and designers can post their work for all to see, more and more companies are realizing they can see what people can actually do, not just say they can do.
If you don’t know, GitHub is one of many sites out there where open source code is shared and worked on. The article goes on:
[Zach] Holman also said that internally, GitHub is seeing more and more signs that outside companies are using the service as an initial indicator of whether a potential hire is good or not. “Whether or not somebody has contributed to open source is a good indicator of whether they’re a good engineer,” he said.
So, if you’re looking for a job in computer programming, maybe it’s time to stop developing behind closed doors and get out there in the open!