Welcome to FluidCV

FluidCV is a new type of resumé. It is open and social, just like Fluidinfo, which is of course the back-end for FluidCV. FluidCV dynamically builds your resumé from the your tags on Fluidinfo objects. Look at my resumé for a quick example.

FluidCV is still very much a work-in-progress (I haven't even finished my own resumé yet), but the basic steps to making your own FluidCV are pretty simple.

  1. Sign up for a Fluidinfo account.
  2. Download a library for interacting with Fluidinfo. Note: This will change as soon as I have time to implement a web-interface. If you're not comfortable with the command-line (or aren't sure what that is :p), I'd recommend using the Fluidinfo Explorer for a nice, graphical interface with Fluidinfo.
  3. Start tagging your work and education history!!
  4. ???
  5. Visit http://fluid-cv.appspot.com/YOUR_FLUIDINFO_USERNAME
  6. Profit!

Tags to use

FluidCV relies on your using the proper tags to describe your professional experience, contact info, etc. Make sure you use the following tags (I'm pretty sure that for now, it will error if any objects are missing tags, but that will change too).

Contact Info

These tags should be placed on your user object. This is the object with

fluiddb/users/username="YOUR_USERNAME"

cell-phone
your phone number
email
your email address
family-name
your last name
given-name
your first name
locality
the city you live in
picture
a picture of you (optional)
postal-code
your postal code
region
the state/region you live in
role
your current title (i.e. student, developer)
street-address
your street address
summary
your statement of purpose

Employment History

These tags should be placed on objects representing the companies you've worked for. For example, I worked for Apple so I tagged the object with

fluiddb/about="http://www.apple.com"
You must also tag these objects with
YOUR_USERNAME/employer
so FluidCV knows which objects to inspect.

company
The name of the company
employer
Empty tag signifying that you worked for this company
end-date
The date you left
functions
Your job description
start-date
The date you started
title
Your job title

Education History

These tags should be placed on objects representing the schools you've attended. For example, I attended the City College of New York so I tagged the object with

fluiddb/about="http://ccny.cuny.edu"
You must also tag these objects with
YOUR_USERNAME/attended
so FluidCV knows which objects to inspect.

attended
Empty tag signifying that you attended this school
degree
Your degree
end-date
The date you graduated
gpa
Your GPA (optional)
major
Your major
school-location
The location of the school
school-name
The name of the school
start-date
The date you started

Skills

Skills on FluidCV will be represented by covers of books that pertain to the skill in question. Right now, they are limited to O'Reilly books since only O'Reilly provides covers in Fluidinfo, but I'm sure that will eventually change. All you have to do to start adding skills to your FluidCV is add the tag

YOUR_USERNAME/skill
to an object that has the O'Reilly tags. FluidCV will figure out the rest :). To make it easier, you can just go to your edit page and use the nice, new autocomplete skill form!