Always looking at the most creative ways companies are finding the most talented engineers and working on how to apply similar methodologies in finding the best engineers for Xtream. This company, as well as start ups like Githire are the wave of the future in the services industry and it is up to us to remain innovative in order to keep up.


Last month we wrote about DevelopersAuction, a company that lets startups “bid” on developers who are looking for work. During the first two-week long auction companies made $30 million worth of offers from companies like Quora and Dropbox. Our first story on the company garnered plenty of skepticism in the comments, but the most recent auction hit $78 million worth of bids according to co-founder Matt Mickiewicz.

And now the company is expanding beyond New York City, Boston and San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Not that DevelopersAuction has been sticking too closely to its original parameters anyway. Ostensibly the company solicits developers who are graduates of Stanford or MIT and/or have worked for companies like Google, Facebook or Apple. But at least one Chicago based developer was accepted even though he didn’t match those criteria.

Blaine Schanfeldt tells me he’s a high school and college dropout. His main experience…

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