We created Smarterer to provide people a simple, fun, and authentic way to show what they know. Smarterer is a platform designed to score individuals on any and every digital, social, and technical skill under the sun. Using crowdsourced test design and a scoring mechanism similar to the one developed to rank chess masters, in just 10 questions and 60 seconds we can give you a valid score.
People are rapidly accumulating a new set of digital and technical skills that make them valuable and effective in today's workforce, yet no one is measuring or validating these skills. As consumers we need an easy way to enhance our reputation collateral. As employers, we hire based on work history and personality metrics, but are missing the key criteria that prove people's ability to use the tools needed to be successful.
The sum of all the brains at Smarterer can't hold a candle to the collective intelligence of the crowd. Given the speed of change, we believe that a static test can't provide an accurate measure of your skill. We collect questions from our user community, which allows us to provide rapidly-evolving tests that get smarter every day.
Smarterer's scoring algorithm is based on the Glicko rating system, which is used for chess, NCAA trees, and a variety of gaming platforms. Our adaptation creates a real-time competition between each question and each test-taker. Our algorithm is continuously learning from user interactions and getting smarter about how to rank each question and each user. We think it's cool, and when we showed it to Mark Glickman, the creator of the Glicko score, he thought so too. He's now an advisor, which is also pretty cool.