The other day I noted Aperio was desperately seeking a summer intern. I mailed flyers to all the local schools. I called their computer science departments. I told everyone I knew. And I posted to my blog. Guess which source of leads was the best?
If you said "your blog, of course", you would be correct. In fact several other blogs linked to mine - most notably Robert Scoble - which amplified the effect. (Thanks!) I received literally hundreds of emails from interested students.
So what happened? Well, we had so many qualified applicants we ended up hiring two interns. One of them is a Masters student at Syracuse University (that would be in New York), who is presently in India. The other is a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. These guys get to spend the summer in San Diego,
Anyway we are really excited to have two excellent interns joining us. The power of the blog!