Gitter is an open-source instant messaging and chat room system for developers and users of GitHub repositories. Gitter is provided as software-as-a-service, with a free option providing all basic features and the ability to create a single private chat room, and paid subscription options for individuals and organizations, which allows them to create arbitrary numbers of private chat rooms. This can be a great place to find candidates however a lot of recruiters do not search here. The reason is simple they do not know-how. Well to do this without worry you need go no further than into your bag of tricks and pull out an old tried and true Method called X-raying.
So to source within Gitter you simply need to use a skill known as x-raying, like the one below.
If you run the string above you will get a listing of people who have java.
Simply click on a link, open it up and do your social detective thing. Hint look on the right for the list of people and then follow the bread crumbs, highlight a name and google search.
If you need more info on X-raying see my blog post http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/seeing-what-is-really...
See my YouTube video on x-raying and Social Detection
Until next week, may the source be with you!