I'm really happy to finally be able to announce a project I've been working on for a little while now -- www.riajobs.org. RIAJobs.org

A job board targeted at Rich Internet Application developers from various backgrounds be it Flash, Flex, AJAX or Silverlight.

Of course there are already great community resources available for those looking for Flash, Flex, AJAX developers but what I believe is often missing is the idea that Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 are about more than any single technology.

As developers we need to start looking beyond the confines of our specific expertise and as a company a site like riajobs.org allows you to specifically build out and recruite a multi-disciplinary team.
 

What is in it for you?

In its current form you are able to post jobs in any of the categories free of charge. We do also offer paid services like having your job post featured on the homepage or advertising in one or more of the categories.

An interesting note here is that a minimum of 20% of all revenue will go to charity and we'll have monthly reports of how much has come in and was donated where. It is not my intention to make this into a commercial project, very much like it to grow as a community resource and welcome participation!
 

What else can you expect in the future?

Among several other things, these are features I am currently working on and you can expect to see on the site in the not too distant future:

  • We'll have a freelancer database where RIA developers can leave their profiles and set their current availability

  • There is an AIR application in the works that allows you to set up notification for any specific job description, location, etc.
  • Non profit and charitable organizations will be able to list projects and recruit volunteers from the website
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    I would like to thank the 'early adopters' for kicking off the project: Brooksource, TBWA France and Domani Studios and look forward to many more people using the site!

    If you would like to check up on the jobs as they are being posted you can use the RSS feed, play around with the API or follow RIAJobs on Twitter.

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    AuthorPeter