Está no Craiglist, maior site de classificados grátis dos Estados Unidos, uma oferta de emprego para o cargo de “programador ninja” em São Francisco. Talvez a oferta mais original e engraçada que eu ja tenha lido…O tom é de puro desafio a quem “se acha” programador.

Os candidatos devem enviar o mais inovativo código “hello world” ao ofertante, caso falharem na “entrevista” o código é mostrado em tom de deboche no site: O código “hello world” deve ainda ser enviado nos formatos texto puro, pdf ou open office com menos de 150kb.

Se você lê bem em inglês, o texto é comédia pura. Mas é uma oferta séria! Quem se arrisca?

To all who Think Themselves a Programmer (SOMA / south beach)

Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?] Date: 2009-06-29, 8:30PM PDT

To all who Think Themselves a Programmer

We don’t like you. You are a weak, oblong programmer.
We only like amazing, bad ass programmers.
You, dude, are not bad ass.
Just try to implode our faces, and show us your bad-assness. Oblong.
Let us see if you are a programmer worthy of existence.

*Real application for real position in downtown-ish San Francisco (SOMA) with competitive salary.*
*Only apply if you are serious about coming into an office daily to be of programmer awesomeness.*

Constant Civilization Annihilation Action with an all technical team.
We are ready to hire the next bad ass super ninja in our 3+ year old company of 5+ ninjas.

You must seriously know a mainstream-ish dynamic or functional(lambda-style) language such as Python, Perl 5/6, Erlang, Ruby, non-MS Shell, PHP, JavaScript, ActionScript, Haskell, Objective-C.
Go away if you like Java or don’t think running non-Microsoft OS is an adventure of awesome.
You must be willing to learn new languages and develop in uncommon technical coding design patterns.

You must understand that “Web 2.0” is a facade along with the other weak terms that exist.
If you have a Computer Degree of any variety and think it is worth anything, then go away and don’t waste our time.

Complete the stuff below and e-mail.
All e-mails will receive a response if complete!
We will respond to let you know how lame you are if you fail.

Include your Reaction to the list below in E-mail Cover Letter

  1. Hack the ______.
  2. Answer to Life.
  3. LEET

Required From Scratch Cooking:

Write most wicked hello world.
Any language.

You FAIL and we hate you if stuff like this is sent:

puts ‘Hello World’; ## Fail
echo ‘Hello World’; ## Failure
say ‘Hello World’; ## Fail though neat if u know ‘say’
print ‘Hello World’; // You are weak.
for (….) { … } /* FAIL */
while ( .. ) { .. } // FAIL FAIL I hate you.
foreach ( .. ) { . } // Better… Fail.
“Hello World”.fluf() ## Cooler… Fail.
‘GET https://blah’ ## Don’t even try. Fail.
0100100001100101 ## Nope. FAIL.

Send your resume in Text, PDF or Open Office Readable

Trick is to keep this under 150KB as CL limits e-mail size.


If we like you: we will phone you for an in-person interview.
If we hate you: an e-mail notification of unique failure will be relayed.

Public Aware

We will post your failure to the world if you post oblong code.
Yes. We are serious.

FAIL/WIN Postings Listed HERE

Failure Postings Here

• Compensation: DOE – Ninjas of honor will know the answer.
• Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
• Please, no phone calls about this job!
• Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

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Link original do Craigslist (que deve expirar em algum tempo)