Current List of Network Types (Web Profiles)
Below is the current list of web profiles available in TalentBin. We're adding new data sources all of the time so check back often for updates on new sources as they become available.
If you are curious about a specific web profile, scroll down or click the name of the profile on the list below to see a short description.
List of web profiles (click for description):
- Ask Ubuntu (StackExchange)
- CFA Institute
- Code Review (Stack Exchange)
- CPA License
- DBA (StackExchange)
- Django People
- GameDev (Stack Exchange)
- Healthcare Licensure Databases
- Information Security (StackExchange)
- Moby Games
- NPI (National Provider Identifier)
- Patent Registry Database
- Programmers (Stack Exchange)
- QA (Stack Exchange)
- Ruby Gems
- Server Fault (StackExchange)
- Unix Linux (StackExchange)
- Working with Rails
A web-based Git repository hosting service. Developers can use the site to publish code, build off other developer’s shared code, or interact with other developers. It’s basically a social network devoted to programmers. GitHub has about 8,500,000 users and 20,000,000 projects, which gives TalentBin a huge stockpile of data.
We are able to pull a lot of valuable information from GitHub to build our profiles, particularly professional skills and activities.
A network of question and answer sites focused on various topics. We pull data from 10 different programming-specific StackExchange sites, primarily from StackOverflow, which is a forum for computer programming questions and the original StackExchange site.
We gather bits of information from the StackExchange site, and deliver them into our profiles. For example, you’ll see notes in profiles such as, “John Smith asked a question about Ruby on StackOverflow”, or “John answered a question about Unix on Unix & Linux StackExchange.”
Here’s the current list of StackExchange sites we crawl:
- StackOverflow - Focused on professional and enthusiast programmers.
- Ask Ubuntu - Focused on Ubuntu users and developers.
- Code Review - Focused on peer programmer code reviews.
- DBA - Focused on database professionals (i.e. SQL)
- Game Development - Focused on professional and independent game developers
- Information Security - Focused on information security professionals
- Programmers - Focused on programmers interested in conceptual questions about software development
- QA - Focused on software quality control experts, automation engineers, and software testers
- Server Fault - Focused on system and network administrators
- Unix Linux - Focused on Linux, FreeBSD and other Unix-like operating systems
A web-based hosting service, similar to GitHub, for projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems. While BitBucket is smaller than GitHub (about a quarter of the users), it still presents a treasure trove of data for us to crawl.
We can pull skills, interests, and information about code that people have shared on the site.
A French IT development community with about two million monthly readers/users. The site combines technical news, blogs, forums, tutorials, courses/trainings all into one package.
The social network aspect of the site (user profiles for forums, blogs, etc.) provides publicly available data we use to assess a candidate's aptitude in a certain software engineering skill set.
A database and network of about 10,000 Django developers from around the world, in 236 different countries. The goal of the website to connect Django developers, and and jumpstart meetings between them.
We are able to use this database to collect information about Django developers and add their skills to profiles.
Grokbase & Markmail
Both sites are mailing list archives, created to generate learning about new technologies and subjects by reading through historical discussions. To an outsider, these sites will probably seem confusing, but they are both great resources for technical talent. We are able to track a user’s activity within the discussions, and filter their interests into TalentBin.
A platform for data science competitions and a community for data scientists. Users (statisticians and data miners mostly) can compete with each other to produce models using data provided by various companies or researchers.
A massive database of video games, both past and present. The site catalogs all relevant information about electronic games (computer, console, and arcade), and includes credits for every one of those games. From the credits, we can find out the names of the developers tied to each game.
We use the profiles on MobyGames, as well as individual credits on specific games to build skill data. For instance, if someone helped design Pac-Man in the 80’s, we’ll know about it!
RubyGems is a site (and a downloadable software) that allows users to easily download, install, and use Ruby software packages. The software package is called a “gem” and contains a package Ruby application or library.
We can track users activity on RubyGems, and see if developers have used the site to download “gems” or contributed to a Ruby project.
Similar to BitBucket and Github, SourceForge is a web-based source code repository. However, unlike GitHub and BitBucket, it runs on all free software. This allows users to control and manage free and open-source software development, and has driven a lot of traffic to the site.
They have about half the users of GitHub, making it yet another great source of data.
Working with Rails (Discontinued)
Once a community for Ruby on Rails developers, the site has been abandoned. However, we were able to crawl loads of information about Rails developers before they shut down, and we still use this data to build our profiles.
The largest online database of creative portfolios, this site focuses on community and networking with other designers. It provides a social network for artists, with job-seeking and recruiting functionality. Considering all these features, it is an awesome place to gather information about creative candidates!
With Behance and the rest of our creative web profiles, we can pull directly from user’s online portfolios and add their work directly to a TalentBin profile. For more information about this, check out our “Designer Resources and Merged Portfolio Gallery” support article.
Another portfolio database, which allows users to create and manage an online portfolio website. The site is focused on simplicity, helping designers through a user-friendly process of creating a portfolio website.
Similar to Behance in respect to career-focused tools, this site centers around networking and recruiting for designer and creative professionals. Many companies use the site fill job reqs and users can connect to each other for advice or simply to network. The site also serves as a portfolio database, making it a very useful resource for us!
Described as "Show and Tell for Designers,” this site is focused on sharing work with the community, similar to the social media site Instagram. Designers can share up to 24 small screenshots (“shots”) per month that showcase their work, process, and current projects. Then, other users can comment and like the shots, which equals more data for TalentBin!
A physician rating and comparison database, with information about over 3,000,000 health care providers. The evaluation data is built from federal and private claims, and then funneled into a ranking system. Naturally, to efficiently and accurately rank these doctors, Healthgrades needs a wide array of data. TalentBin loves data!
Healthcare Licensure Databases
We are currently in the process of adding official state licenses for physicians and nurses. To see our updated list of states that have been added, see our support article "Which State Licensure Databases have been added to TalentBin?"
National Provider Identifier (NPI)
The NPI is a number assigned to health care providers in the U.S. by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). All HIPAA covered healthcare providers (which includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dentists, Pharmacists, etc.), need to have an NPI for all HIPAA transactions.
By using the list of NPIs, we can locate and provide professional data for many registered healthcare professionals across the U.S.
ZocDoc is an online database of more than 1.5 million physicians, nurse practitioners, and occupational and physical therapists.
By using the website, we are able to provide up-to-date contact information for all of these professionals.
A global organization for Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs). By using the data from this site, we are able to provide information about CFA Charters, including the dates they were obtained, on a candidate's profile page.
We are currently in the process of adding individual state's databases of CPA licenses.
To see our updated list of states that have been added, see our support article "Which CPA license databases have been added to TalentBin?"
Similar to our CPA License data, our FINRA database will act in a similar fashion to our Healthcare Licensure Databases.
FINRA provides us with a database of about 600,000 licensed brokers. More information to come!
A web hosting service/social network where users can create an personal website. They use the term “online business card”, and users can include personal information and links to other social media sites.
The largest social networking site, with nearly a billion active users, that allows people to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and connect with friends, family and colleagues.
Most people are active on Facebook, which means we can pull location, personal information, interests data as well as provide a direct contact vector.
A social networking service from Google. Similar to Facebook, it includes popular social-media features like comments, photo sharing, video chat, etc. Also, similar to Facebook, it’s a great source of personal information about candidates.
A service for providing unique avatars (which is basically an online version of yourself), that can be used on a number of different websites. A “Gravatar” is an image that follows you from site to site when you do things like comment or post on a blog. It’s a great way for us to track your activity on the web!
A conference directory website, organized nicely by session and speaker. Users can add events or discover and attend interesting conferences. Most importantly, we can also see those attendee lists!
The leading online professional directory of individuals and companies, with about 85 million members.
A network of local groups and events. Users can organize a local group or find one of already meeting up face-to-face. Similar to Lanyrd, if someone is attending a Ruby meetup, we can infer that they are interested in that topic.
A question and answer site, along the same lines as StackExchange. Not quite as focused as StackExchange when it comes to technical questions, however Quora still presents an expansive source of data to crawl.
A slide deck sharing site (Powerpoint, PDF, KeyNote, etc). Users can publicly share or like slide decks uploaded onto the site, many of which happen to be focused on technical skills. From the topics presented in those decks, we can crawl professional interest data.
An online social networking service that allows registered users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
It is also a great contact vector for recruiting. If you aren’t getting as many candidate responses as you’d like from email, integrate your Twitter mailbox and start tweeting!
A video sharing website that billions of people use to discover, watch and share video content.
It's also an excellent tool for quickly establishing rapport with a candidate. A reference to someone's love of cat videos and Java in a subject line is a definite attention-grabber!
Patent Registry Database
The U.S. Patent Database, which gives us direct and concrete information if a someone has ever applied for a patent.
Patents can be helpful in understanding the type of work that an individual has done previously, and also what companies they’ve worked at, by being listed as a credited inventor on a patent that has rich professional information on it, and which is assigned to a particular company.
Questions? Thoughts? Either contact your Product Specialist, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, or leave a comment below!