Y Combinator is an American Seed Accelerator started in 2005. Now of course that does not explain why you might want to source there, Well the site offers a lot of news and articles, as well as resources and a robust community. Now as we have learned if someone is talking about or writing about a topic they are usually well versed in it. So if they write an article about Ruby on Rails they are probably a ROR developer, and that is where this site comes in. And not a lot of recruiters try to source there. 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 tool, called x-raying.
So to source within Y Combinator you simply need to create an x-ray string, like the one below.
site: news.ycombinator.com/user rails
If you run the strings above in google you will get the results below.
As you can see there are over 780k articles about rails on the site and they all will have info n the write and users.
You can also use the below strings to get people that want to me hired
site: news.ycombinator.com “Who wants to be hired”
site: news.ycombinator.com "Looking for work"
If you need more info on X-raying see my blog post http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/seeing-what-is-really...
Next time we will look at Vimeo