I had my first contact from http://www.linkedin.com today. I was actually somewhat surprised.

I got a call today from someone in my area looking for an entrepeneurish programmer. We talked for about half an hour and went over some of his ideas. He has some good ideas and we’re going to get together next week.

What a great way to start a business relationship where you already know someone who knows the other person, and you have a pretty good idea of the persons skills. It’s not exactly an interview process, more like…let’s see if we can make something work.