March 15, 2013

Geeklist – A Community for Geeks

The cool kids have taken over social networks like Facebook and Twitter, which means the geeks need somewhere new to hang out online. Enter Geeklist, an online community where web developers can brag about their accomplishments, make friends, and possibly even find new work opportunities at the same time.

Join the Geeklist community by logging in through Facebook, Github, or Twitter and creating a profile. Add personal interests, programming accomplishments, and technical accolades to your profile (anything that might impress fellow engineers and developers is great to include on Geeklist) and partake in community activities like reading other people’s “pings,” which are small achievements people add to their profiles, and “high-fiving” users who’ve reached impressive milestones. Add links to any articles or websites you find interesting on your profile page, and watch as other Geeklist users leave notes with their own views and opinions underneath the links you post. Users can upvote or downvote the links they find most interesting, just as they would on Reddit.

Browse through the job postings sections on Geeklist to see openings in your field, and let a company know if you’re interested in a particular position. Geeklist will notify the company of your interest, and the company’s rep can view your credentials before deciding whether to contact you directly for further discussion. Companies themselves can also use Geeklist to find qualified individuals looking for work in their local areas. Developers who want to take their love of Geeklist a few steps further can use the platform’s API to create their own apps or plug-ins with data from Geeklist’s database.

Practical Uses:

  • Congratulate a colleague who has reached a major milestone
  • Browse through available engineering jobs
  • Find other developers in your local area
  • Get recruited by a major company in Silicon Valley

Insider Tips:

  • Connect your Geeklist account to Github, Facebook, or Twitter
  • People can upvote or downvote the links that other users post
  • Use the search feature to find users with certain keywords in their profiles
  • Develop your own apps with Geeklist’s API

What we liked:

  • Geeklist is a fun community for developers and engineers
  • People with programming backgrounds can get recruited by major companies
  • Developers can use Geeklist to promote themselves instead of using LinkedIn
  • Users can promote the work they’ve done on their Geeklist profiles

What we didn’t like:

  • Geeklist is still relatively new, and the platform will become more useful as more developers join on


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2012
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Reuben Katz and Chris Sanz
  • Web site:


  • Free

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