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Eric Karjaluoto
Eric KarjaluotoMaker@karj · I make stuff.
Howdy! A bunch of folks asked us how they can find out about new Officehours advisors. So, we’re doing something like a ProductHunt for advisors. For now, it’s starting as a weekly email list with three notable/new advisors. From there, you can click to view their full profiles and ask for their advice. I’m eager to hear your thoughts/feedback. :-) Eric
Jesse Williams
Jesse Williams@j_r_wi11iams · Director of Marketing, ExecVision
@karj this looks rad. Have you thought of using it as a way to set up exploratory meetings for consultations or freelancers?
Eric Karjaluoto
Eric KarjaluotoMaker@karj · I make stuff.
@j_r_wi11iams It could certainly be used for that. We also see a good option from an HR perspective, as a way to quickly get a sense for what someone’s about, and if there’s a fit.
David Carpe
David Carpe@passingnotes · Thinker & Layabout
looks great - how do you accommodate new faculty/advisors for categories that do not yet exist?
Eric Karjaluoto
Eric KarjaluotoMaker@karj · I make stuff.
@passingnotes Every member can choose up to 10 areas of expertise—by editing their profiles. They can select from existing ones, or add new ones. I scan the new expertise suggestions daily, to approve/reject them. Most are approved and become categories. Some are redundant, so I merge those. We also see some silly ones added (e.g., “Nothing,” “Stuff,” and “Everything”). I turf those.
Pocket@p0cket · Not the hero Gotham deserves
This looks amazing. I'm glad to see updates!
Eric Karjaluoto
Eric KarjaluotoMaker@karj · I make stuff.
@p0cket Thanks! Great to have early members like you on there—still coming back and taking part in it. We have a long way to go, but I believe it’s getting a little better every day. :-)