Now is the time to recruit for the Biden administration, and newcomers are pushing hard to make the best team ever! Just days after the inauguration of the new President of the United States, the Democrats withheld a significant message in the code from the official White House website. His goal ? Attract the attention of potential talented and innovative developers wishing to join the ranks of the new US administration.
Very smart: When you dig a little into the source code of the new White House site, you find a call for applications in order to find new talent to “rebuild” pic.twitter.com/BRlsZtYZhb
– Florent Derue (@florentderue) January 20, 2021
Hidden between two lines of code, the message reads “If you’re reading this, we need your help” and is followed by a reference to Build Back Better, Joe Biden’s economic program for a green revival of US industry. . A clear invitation for all passing developers, who usually take a look at the source code of the sites they visit, especially the most protected …
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Shortly after posting its job offers, the United States Digital Service agency announced that it had received numerous applications. “The U.S. Digital Service is delighted to announce that we have recently received a large number of applications. We are reviewing them as quickly as possible and will respond to them shortly. Thank you for your patience!”
And the White House is not the only one to use this recruiting technique! In recent years, more and more companies looking for talent have engaged in this practice of recruiting via the source code of their website. So, in 2015, Apple concealed a job offer in the code of its iCloud.com page. This then consisted of a small cloud and a message inviting “the most cutting-edge minds in the industry” to come and innovate at home.
British media The Guardian and Société Radio-Canada have followed suit. In January 2021, these both present original job offers in the code of their site. What attracts talents who stand out as much for their skill as for their curiosity!
Joe Biden speaking in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington DC, January 22, 2021 © Action Press