Anything related can be a network. Any network got a hidden magic inside. Building a network is unleashing another part of the beauty of this world. And when you do this, when you find the secret clusters, when you connect the lonely entities of existence – then this magic is flowing though this network, enlightening and reviving nodes, breaking out over the invisible strings into the life, connecting everything and everyone.
Our skills are shaped by the templates of education and jobs, by human behaviors and to get a glimpse of this bias we can do a simple experiment.
Let’s build s crawler that is getting LinkedIn skills from many people, connect those skills based on cross-correlation and build a network that is based on highly correlated skills.
Even small amount of people I took (about 150), is giving a network of over 400 correlated skills, connected by 3500 links and lots of interesting insights.
So… Mainly pics and less words.
Parts of the network, related to declared programming language-based networks (per language). Pay attention on differences:
Design (Since this is a small network, it is biased by my occupation, so the design is mainly represented by word of semiconductors – doing it widely would expose other meanings of design):
…with zoom-in on SOC (System On Chip) skills network (pay attention on lack of connection between “microprocessors” and “dsp” skills. hhhhh…) :
Declared Skills, related to “Microsoft”:
This one is coming from my MBA friends (“Merges” as an anchor):
Hmm… Interesting positioning for Leadership skill:
Those are just several examples, but the applications of this network are giving a big potential value. Amazing HR models and mode of work, Personal effective definition of skills and positioning… It can take the LinkedIn to a whole new level.
And as usually – Do not forget to Enjoy Your Life!