I was accepted to Developer Auction (not looking for work, but I always like to know what my options are) despite having no college experience (let alone a degree), indicating I lived in the middle of nowhere in CT and was only interested in remote work, had never worked for one of the 'big startups', and stating I was only looking for security roles. No idea how I was accepted.
I received some interest -- e.g. "Are you sure you don't want to move to SF?" -- but no offers. I'm assuming it was primarily due to the remote requirement given that.
You definitely pass every possible measure of "quality", so we included in you in the auction to see whether any of the companies would be interested in your unique security skills. One company was, but they wanted you onsite in Silicon Valley.
Last time I checked though, your Developer Auction profile said you're in the New York City Area :)
Anyway, I'm really bullish on Developer Auction. It's the first innovative thing I've seen in recruiting in a long, long time. I think it's going to be a Big Deal (TM).
That acceptance criteria was used for the first auction, but we're opening it up now.
We're rolling out a re-design soon.
It's a lot easier to recruit local talent vs. convincing people to pack up and move -- especially if they own a house, have family/partners/friends or other strong ties to their current location.
Anyway, got zero offers. Oh well. :)