After about 6-8 weeks of work, I shipped the first version of Skillmap. Whilst it could've been more minimal, social networks are an awkward space because the user experience expectations are quite high, and because the veolicty of social contact needs to be quite high otherwise it all grinds to a halt. (Imagine sending a message which then doesn't replied to... your own likelihood to engage also drops.
In this version:
Users can see who is nearby by their skills and meet up, or explore the map and see the talent at a city level. In this version, I've implemented bias-free and privacy maximisation features such as emojis instead of profile photos, first–names only and exact location resolution blurring.