Tuesday, May 26, 2020 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Public Triplebyte Profiles

Ammon Bartram:

Now, you can use your Triplebyte credentials on and off the platform. Just like LinkedIn, your profile will be publicly accessible with a dedicated URL that you can share anywhere (job applications, LinkedIn, GitHub, etc). When you do well on a Triplebyte assessment, your profile will showcase that achievement (we won’t show your scores publicly). Unlike LinkedIn, we aim to become your digital engineering skills resume — a credential based on actual skills, not pedigree.

The new profiles will be launching publicly in 1 week. This is a great opportunity to update your profile with your latest experience and preferences. You can edit your profile privacy settings to not appear in public search engines at any time.

In other words, you have less than a week to opt out if you don’t want your information to be public. But it apparently takes 30 days for the change to be processed.

Ammon Bartram:

You came to us with the goal of landing a great software engineering job. As part of that, you entrusted us with your personal, sensitive information, including both the fact that you are job searching as well as the results of your assessments with us. Launching a profile feature that would automatically make any of that data public betrayed that trust.

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What I will do now is slow down, take a step back, and learn the lessons I need to avoid repeating this.

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