Tech Interviews Stink (Ignite OSCON 2017)

Tech Interviews Stink (Ignite OSCON 2017)

All the common tech interview practices produce mixed results. Instead of white-boarding we should be working with candidates. Working on exercises, or real code, can provide a better gauge of technical competence, while also identifying the best communicators and collaborators among candidates.

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James Thompson

May 08, 2017
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  1. Tech Interviews Stink How To Get & Give More In

    Your Search For Team Members
  2. Focus By Skitterphoto, https://www.pexels.com/photo/camera-vintage-lens-old-9387/

  3. Blind Spots By Sebi, https://www.pexels.com/photo/black-framed-car-side-mirror-218138/

  4. White boarding By Startup Stock Photos, https://www.pexels.com/photo/notes-clean-whiteboard-board-7067/

  5. Questionnaires By Pixabay, https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-answering-test-paper-159353/

  6. Homework By Pixabay, https://www.pexels.com/photo/apartment-comfortable-contemporary-couch-269129/

  7. Find A Better View By Stig Nygaard, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/79404213

  8. Beyond Technical Competence

  9. Communication By Daria Cybulska, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Group_discussion_at_GLAM-Wiki_2013.JPG

  10. Collaboration By Startup Stock Photos, https://www.pexels.com/photo/people-coffee-meeting-team-7096/

  11. Process Fit By Klean Denmark, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daily_sprint_meeting.jpg

  12. How?

  13. Pair Programming By Startup Stock Photos, https://www.pexels.com/photo/working-woman-technology-computer-7374/

  14. Pair Programming By Startup Stock Photos, https://www.pexels.com/photo/working-woman-technology-computer-7374/

  15. Use Your Process By Jeff.lasovski, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simple-kanban-board-.jpg

  16. Gilded Rose By Tigers-stock, http://www.deviantart.com/art/612-Rose-Boss-Cutout-360410488

  17. Todo App https://github.com/tastejs/todomvc-backbone-es6

  18. Just Work A Story By Startup Stock Photos, https://www.pexels.com/photo/working-woman-technology-computer-7374/

  19. Work With Your Candidates

  20. James Thompson Principal Software Engineer @ Hiring in San Francisco

    & Salt Lake City plainprogrammer plainprogrammer