June 12, 2008
Crunchboard.com is one outgrowth of the popular TechCrunch.com blog, whose family of sites include MobileCrunch, CrunchGear and TechCrunch UK (that I know of). TechCrunch itself is extremely popular among early adopters and “cutting edge Web 2.0″ types, so opening a branded job board was probably a natural extension for TC to get in to. With so many readers also involved in startups and new development, many of them will likely need a way to find like-minded developers. At least, that’s how I imagine the thinking went.
Like AuthenticJobs, CrunchBoard isn’t exclusively a PHP job board, but does have a good proportion of its listings relevant to PHP developers. At this writing, there are 87 job listings, and a search for PHP returns 18 - about 20% of their listings are PHP-related. I’ve found the job positions listed were a bit more heavily skewed towards the California region than some other boards. That might be because I’m not noticing it with other boards as much, or because there’s simply more PHP development jobs in California. Given that TC is based out in CA, and many of the sites they write about are also out there, Crunchboard itself may have a slight CA bias that isn’t as noticeable in other boards. This is just supposition on my part though.
As with AuthenticJobs, posting to Crunchboard isn’t free. It’s a flat $200 per listing - cheaper than some services, more expensive than others, depending on your needs. Given the TC audience and readership, a posting here is likely to get you someone more up to date with current events in the web tech world. Whether that’s a good thing or not is up to you and your needs.