Thread overview
Developer positions at Sociomantic Labs
Jun 13
Dsby
Jun 14
anonymous
[OT] adtech prevalence
Jun 14
Joakim
June 12
Hello all,

I'm happy to announce that we have some new D developer positions on offer at Sociomantic:
https://www.sociomantic.com/jobs/d-software-developer-adserving/
https://www.sociomantic.com/jobs/software-developer-d-language-bidding/

The first of these would particularly suit someone with experience with statistics, data science, and/or machine learning.  For the second, we're looking for someone with a good solid UNIX background (fully capable of going down all the twisty dark rabbit holes and finding those pesky hard-to-catch rabbits), preferably also with a good understanding of internet protocols.

D experience is nice, but by no means necessary: a capable C/C++ background is just fine.

Hope to hear from some of you soon :-)

All the best,

    -- Joe
June 13
On Monday, 12 June 2017 at 16:54:09 UTC, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I'm happy to announce that we have some new D developer positions on offer at Sociomantic:
> https://www.sociomantic.com/jobs/d-software-developer-adserving/
> https://www.sociomantic.com/jobs/software-developer-d-language-bidding/
>
> The first of these would particularly suit someone with experience with statistics, data science, and/or machine learning.  For the second, we're looking for someone with a good solid UNIX background (fully capable of going down all the twisty dark rabbit holes and finding those pesky hard-to-catch rabbits), preferably also with a good understanding of internet protocols.
>
> D experience is nice, but by no means necessary: a capable C/C++ background is just fine.
>
> Hope to hear from some of you soon :-)
>
> All the best,
>
>     -- Joe

唉、、My poor English、、、
June 13
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 02:53:14 UTC, Dsby wrote:
> 唉、、My poor English、、、

English is important to us, but if you're keen, I would encourage you to apply anyway and let us make the decision on whether you're at the level we need.
June 13
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 10:25:14 UTC, Joseph Rushton Wakeling wrote:
> On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 02:53:14 UTC, Dsby wrote:
>> 唉、、My poor English、、、
>
> English is important to us, but if you're keen, I would encourage you to apply anyway and let us make the decision on whether you're at the level we need.

Is German needed?

June 13
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 12:16:48 UTC, Vadim Lopatin wrote:
> Is German needed?

No.  The office is English-speaking (and very international).
June 14
“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.” - Jeffrey Hammerbacher (Cloudera cofounder)

June 14
On Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 06:55:39 UTC, anonymous wrote:
> “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.” - Jeffrey Hammerbacher (Cloudera cofounder)

I see this quote repeated a lot, but are they really the best minds if they settle for such a silly goal?  One of the tests of the best minds is that they seek, or perhaps just stumble, onto much more worthwhile goals.  Rather there are always a lot of talented people that waste their time on the latest gold rush, instead of surveying the field for what's coming down the line.  Andrei left Facebook, one of the larget ad companies in the world, to work more on D: I think he made the right move.

And no offense to those working more on the tech side of adtech, at Sociomantic or elsewhere, as those systems can be repurposed for something else when the adtech bubble eventually bursts:

http://www.businessinsider.com/The-ad-tech-sector-looks-an-awful-lot-like-a-bubble-that-just-popped/articleshow/47249873.cms