Remember when organizers accidentally leaked the entire list of 452 hackers who signed up for the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon? The list has gotten into the hands of some of those overly aggressive, ham-fisted recruiters and non-technical co-founders who dog any engineer with a LinkedIn account. A recent example:
My company is hiring a CTO/lead developer. We’ve been accepted into a top accelerator program (like one that actually gets written up in TC) so our company has validation and money. Whoever we bring on would also enjoy a significant equity stake (think co-founder level). You can read more here:
Camilo [co-founder at GeoSkipper]
In an expression of continuing frustration with pesky talent seekers, local start-up entrepreneur and lead of the developer syndicate NYHacker Brandon Diamond typed back a response that any engineer could use as a model:
DEAR SIR AND MADAME:
I WOULD LIKE TO BID TO MAKING YOUR PROGRAM FOR YOU. WE ARE REPUTABLE #1 DEVELOPER FACTORY IN ALL OF KRJEKISTAN. I CAN FOR YOU, CODE NEXT BIG WEBSITE STARTUP (C+, VBSCRIPT AND VISUAL DELPHI!!!)
I WILL TAKE $1000USD IN EQUITY, STEAKS PLUS 3 COFLOUNDERS.
PLEASE ACCEPTING OUR BID IF YOU ARE WANT 1 BILLION (1,0000) CUSTOMARES. TO BE A TECHCRUNCH ARTICLE IS BIGGEST DREAM FOR KRJEKI CHILDREN. MORE BIGGER IS, BEING CODE JOCKEY FOR ACCELERATOR AND HAVING FOOD ALMOST EVARY DAY!!!!!
ALABASTER W. STOPFUCKINGSPAMMING, DDS
Ironically, Google locked Mr. Diamond out of his Gmail account after he sent this email to the list for “spamming.” He’s not sure how to restore it. He’s also currently out on Long Island where they’ve been 36 hours without electricity due to rainstorm Irene. “I guess that without power, Gmail isnt too important,” he said zenfully, IM-ing with Betabeat from outside a Starbucks.