interfaceless dating service for devs?

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interfaceless dating service for devs?

okay hear me out. I'm far from the first person to suggest a dev only dating app. but I think I've got a good twist here: theres no front end. what? yup. some documentation, a REST API, maybe some complex search system like elastic or something SQL based. but definitely no front end. if you want to meet a dev, you better be writing some code. and when you finally meet someone, you've already got something really cool in common: you both wrote a client, probably in different ways. in different languages. and if code sharing isn't the perfect first date among devs, I don't know what is.
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  • 13
    🤨a dating app the devs have to build the front end too, I guess that could work except now i have to determine characteristics of another person from only their code.
  • 12
    I don't think I could be bothered. I'd rather die single then. Too lazy.
  • 6
    I dont want to date a dev.
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    1 female reviewing code from 500 suiters. Until society gets its equality balance sorted this will be the reality. Forget it, nonstarter. Plus who the fuck wants to talk about code the whole fucking time.
  • 8
    Like GitHub for lesbians?

    xkcd: Branding
  • 4
    I am gonna build open source front-end for this to get more chicks.
  • 0
    alright. I've decided I'm actually going to try this. who wants to suggest names and design ideas?
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  • 0
    @C0D4 Nice thought
  • 0
    @ftechhelp why only guys?
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    @ftechhelp ive got about ten female dev colleagues. At the last GGJ I attended there were more females than males. I see the oposite from you. Its about 40/60
  • 0
    @ftechhelp probably not, it's just that I know so many female devs that Im surprised when people say they dont see any female devs.
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    @irene with me: sales is 2 people male and female., HR is male, office manager female, general manager male, PR male.

    But now I think about it even though only 40 people work at my place weve got someone from syria, 2x russia, 3x Italy, 2x england so our team is more mixed overall then most other companies.
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    @M1sf3t no, only one russian girl had that, but she is working somewhere else now.
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    @irene thats what I said in my last sentence :)
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    @irene you also could have read up two messages xD
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    @M1sf3t indeed and what is accurate with hollywood is that 50% of those dev females is attracted to women.
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    @irene first of I dont have pics of her, secondly even if I had them Im not sharing pics of someone to the internet.
  • 0
    @irene what about it? I dont have social media
  • 0
    @irene how would I know her instagram?
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    @irene so? I dont have instagram so how would I know her instagram handle?
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    @Nanos I actually did intend to attempt this. and that was one of my first realizations and why it won't work.

    maybe if I offer an initial interface for bootstrapping. and then deprecate it after a period? idk.
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    @Nanos yea. agreed

    obvious recent events with gdpr, I would not host in Europe. US wouldn't be the worst idea. but I would provide a rather large warning that the database is completely open, and signing up is consent to that.

    this might actually be a thing that can be created! and then mismanaged, unused, and burned to the ground. as do all "almost good" ideas.
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    so going forth on this idea, we need to design how the database will work. the following is one idea I've had:

    a JSON API which provides access to a MySQL database and allows or forbids someone from taking a certain action.

    I'm still debating what level of openness should be viewable. should you be able to just see every user? or just those who meet certain criteria relating to you (such as location)?

    should you be able to see all matches?
    or just ones involving you?
    how will the authentication be handled?

    I might actually sit down and try to plan this out. maybe even make a GitHub for planning purposes.
  • 0
    Unless you're planing to make a headless version of Grindr, dev only dating isn't gonna happen
  • 0
    Possible romantic names: Cruncher, Crunchtime, Heartbleed, Spectre, Meltdown ;)
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