Gateway Hackers

I made another thing:  Gateway Hackers.  It's a Hacker News-like link aggregation site with a focus on the the Greater St. Louis Area IT/design/startup audience.

The feature set is minimal, but the site is functional.   You can create a site account or log in using Github or Twitter.    Once you have an account you can submit links, comment, and create a profile (here's mine).

Links are displayed in reverse chronological order since the site isn't popular enough to warrant a scoring system.  I try to post a link or two every day, with a focus on quality.   I personally like links that teach, inspire, bring folks together, or promote the St. Louis IT community.   The site has a code of conduct, modeled after the Speak Up! Community Code of Conduct.

There's a Twitter account you can follow that tweets link submissions.

I wrote the site for a few reasons:

  • I can't help myself…I have a web-app creation habit.
  • Things here are starting to heat up, and I wanted a place for St. Louis IT folks to share and discuss tech stuff.
  • I like the HN/Reddit UI for news.
  • The quality of Hacker News has diminished.  

Future Plans
If the site gains any kind of popularity, I'd like to add the following:

  • A directory for St. Louis meetups and user groups. Done, updated twice daily.
  • A process that submits links a few days in advance of upcoming events.
  • "Ask Gateway Hackers" posts.
  • A monthly "Who's Hiring" post. 

So, fellow Gateway Hackers--sign up, log in, and participate!

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