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Good read. So the title is pretty catchy but it can be expanded into:

- Built a relationship with Balanced over time by engaging on IRC

- Did some free work for them developing iOS and Android libraries.

- Open sourced the work. Balanced team knew what I could do.

- Really got to know the team and they liked me a lot.

- Asked for T-shirt.

- Got a job.

On a side note, "They used Github issues to not only track problems, but also to openly design features and prioritize them for implementation."

I do this all the time.

That's more like a bullet point synopsis than a title.

Hence the word "expanded".

While I agree with the synopsis, I don't think it makes a better title.

Nobody ever suggested it does.

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