Clusterify is a better way to meet other programmers working with the same technologies you are. Open source projects are great, but they usually require large investments of time. The idea here is to keep it short, just a couple hours per project. If you have a cool idea for a short project, and want to work on it with a couple other programmers, sign up here to get started!
The site is also about learning and experimenting, sharing tips along the way with others. And if you just want to share some ideas but don't have time to work on them, you can do this too: just select "I'm not participating" in the "new project" form. Others can then come and administer the project.
It's up to you to decide what collaboration tools you're going to use, what language, what framework, what repository...
- First, you (the project author) propose an idea (or proposal), and tag it with relevant categories.
- Afterwards, people can see it on the proposals page, which can be filtered by tags or votes, and accessed through RSS feeds.
- When a project looks exciting, you just click join. If you've got questions or suggestion, you can post comments on the project page.
- Through this discussion, you all agree on a date and time to work on it, and decide what tools you'll use. When you're done, the author sets the project as completed. You can show off your work to everyone by posting links to your completed project and blog posts in the project showcase.
You can add programming events and link projects to them. Events can be held virtually online or at a physical location. If a project is marked as being part of an event, the project will reflect so in the description. Likewise, the event page will list all projects linked to the event.
You can vote up ideas you think are exciting. Separately, you can reward a good completed project by voting for it.
We encourage you to post a profile with links to your online profiles and contact information: IM number, email, blog/website, Twitter, etc. It can also be a way to keep in touch with each other after the project.
Your karma increases as you complete projects and goes up with the quality of the completed projects.
We know a lot of you have blogs, or know how to set one up in a matter of seconds. You can document the project on your own site, and provide links to these in the Project Showcase section to show off your work.
So go forth and speaketh of your projects in the wide world! This makes for a great "experience log" to share tips you learned in the process.
You can also link back to the project page to have visitors upvote your implementation.