* According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 760,840 software engineers in the U.S., 304,336 are qualified (2/5 of total).
* In the past 60 days, there have been approximately 37,600 unique active user accounts on HTS. X are qualified.
* Dilute the results by 1/8th to account for lack of skill, time, caring, etc.
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760,840 + (1/8 * 760,840) 37,600 + (1/8 * 37,600)
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1,287,341,280 = 55,945 * X
X = 23,010 * 1/8
X ~= 2876
This means there could be upwards of 2,876 qualified software engineers on HTS active within the past 60 days, if we view this as a proportional comparison. If we severely skew this even further, past the 1/8th reduction we've already applied, we could say there are 100 qualified software engineers on HTS active within the past 60 days and likely be very correct.
Now, the question is, why are people still bitching--if not on the forums, then on IRC or elsewhere--about how "Recode isn't progressing, no one is developing, blablabla..", if there's very likely at least 100 qualified recently active software engineers fully capable of helping out, yet no one has?
If people want to help, apply @ hackthissite.org, list your experience and such. Or, post on the forums. Or, get on IRC and ping myself (Kage) or Brendan (bren2010). Or, just complain some more, because that's definitely working.
Daily Mindfuck: I bet no one realizes they can use http://forums.hackthissite.org and that it's been usable like this for over 1.5 years.
Edit: Fixed my math. And to be honest, even if the math isn't 100% absolutely perfect statistically, the point remains: There are likely a lot of exceptional and qualified developers on HTS, so why isn't anyone stepping forward? I guess it's easier to type a 5 page bitch-rant about how things suck than it is to type 5 pages of code.