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Meet Status Chart, Porn for Self-Quantifiers

And it was built by one of Betabeat's most poachable players in tech.
 Meet Status Chart, Porn for Self Quantifiers

Mr. Kennedy

You may remember dev-of-all-trades Chris Kennedy from Betabeat’s spring most poachable players in tech list. Turns out that Mr. Kennedy’s skills are so manifold that he needed to develop an updated version of the tired old resume to better list them. The result is Status Chart, which has already hit the front page of Hacker News, gaining the esteem of productivity-obsessed programmers.

Status Chart is a clean, simple way to display all of the jobs, projects, hackathons and accolades that make you who you are. For avid self-quantifiers, it might get you a little hot under the Fuelband, so NSFW and all that.

“I noticed that my personal resume was a mile long and I thought there had to be a better way,” Mr. Kennedy told Betabeat by Gchat. So he decided to break each of his resume elements into categories, then divided those by year and added filters to make it easy to navigate.

“Monday I built it for my own website, Tuesday I showed it around and got a lot of feedback and built the mini site, and today I launched it,” he said. So, slow week then we suppose.

Mr. Kennedy works works full time at M. Shanken, a magazine publisher. He said that the survey he published to garner feedback about Status Chart has already received over 450 responses, and that if people were interested, he’d love to hack on the project fulltime. For now, he’s working on combing through the responses and thinking about building the tool for others to use.

“After I analyze the surveys and re-read all the comments I will have a better direction,” he said. “But I think it is safe to say that it will get built.”

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