Dev.to is a relatively new site where developers discuss how to build software, and it is quite a Sourcer-friendly site. 😉
A profile can have a location, education, skills, links to other profiles, content keywords, and, often, public email contact:
Internal search for members is too weak to be useful. But we can X-Ray the site for profiles like so:
Since Google recognizes hashtags in search, and the site widely uses hashtags, we can search in a more targeted way, for example:
With a Google search like the above, it is not hard to scrape the results and get a list of prospects along with emails. It is a matter of picking the right scraping tool.
This Custom Search Engine – http://bit.ly/devtoprofiles (X-Ray Dev.To) – will look for Dev.to profiles. Using it eliminates the need for the operator site: and allows to search for members’ profiles, for example:
There is not a whole lot of “structure” on the profiles (much less than on Github’s, for example), but we can search specifically for bios with a Custom Search Engine:
I hope the resource will prove useful to some! Let me know if you have any questions.