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Job Listing Minesweeper

pwnela
February 28, 2015

Job Listing Minesweeper

Slides presented at the Atlanta session of AlterConf, Feb 28, 2015 http://www.alterconf.com

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  1. • Wicked smart.
    •You have created HTML pages before.
    •You used CSS to make it pretty.
    •You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    •You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

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  2. • Wicked smart.
    •You have created HTML pages before.
    •You used CSS to make it pretty.
    •You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    •You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

    View full-size slide

  3. • Wicked smart.
    • You have created HTML pages before.
    •You used CSS to make it pretty.
    •You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    •You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

    View full-size slide

  4. • Wicked smart.
    • You have created HTML pages before.
    • You used CSS to make it pretty.
    •You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    •You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

    View full-size slide

  5. • Wicked smart.
    • You have created HTML pages before.
    • You used CSS to make it pretty.
    • You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    •You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

    View full-size slide

  6. • Wicked smart.
    • You have created HTML pages before.
    • You used CSS to make it pretty.
    • You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    • You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    •You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

    View full-size slide

  7. • Wicked smart.
    • You have created HTML pages before.
    • You used CSS to make it pretty.
    • You used Javascript to to make it more
    usable.
    • You built some server side logic with
    Python (or Ruby)
    • You have a bit of experience with
    Facebook API

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  8. • And a lot of common sense
    • Start-up DNA preferred. (Xbox FIFA
    skills a bonus)
    • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans
    need not apply.
    • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to
    deal with other funny and/or sarcastic
    people

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  9. • And a lot of common sense
    • Start-up DNA preferred. (Xbox FIFA
    skills a bonus)
    • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans
    need not apply.
    • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to
    deal with other funny and/or sarcastic
    people

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  10. • And a lot of common sense
    • Start-up DNA preferred. (Xbox FIFA
    skills a bonus)
    • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans
    need not apply.
    • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to
    deal with other funny and/or sarcastic
    people

    View full-size slide

  11. • And a lot of common sense
    • Start-up DNA preferred. (Xbox FIFA
    skills a bonus)
    • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans
    need not apply.
    • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to
    deal with other funny and/or sarcastic
    people

    View full-size slide

  12. • And a lot of common sense
    • Start-up DNA preferred. (Xbox FIFA
    skills a bonus)
    • SF Giants fans encouraged. Dodger fans
    need not apply.
    • Funny and/or sarcastic and/or willing to
    deal with other funny and/or sarcastic
    people

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  13. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an
    array of web and mobile games from start to finish.
    Your projects are your babies.
    • Work on various titles and related engines from
    implementing web interfaces […] to writing server
    code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle!
    • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our
    art & design teams to bring projects to life that
    shine, inside & out.
    • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide
    estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the
    Justice League of developers. That’s right. The
    whole league.

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  14. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an
    array of web and mobile games from start to finish.
    Your projects are your babies.
    • Work on various titles and related engines from
    implementing web interfaces […] to writing server
    code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle!
    • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our
    art & design teams to bring projects to life that
    shine, inside & out.
    • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide
    estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the
    Justice League of developers. That’s right. The
    whole league.

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  15. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an
    array of web and mobile games from start to finish.
    Your projects are your babies.
    • Work on various titles and related engines from
    implementing web interfaces […] to writing server
    code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle!
    • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our
    art & design teams to bring projects to life that
    shine, inside & out.
    • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide
    estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the
    Justice League of developers. That’s right. The
    whole league.

    View full-size slide

  16. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an
    array of web and mobile games from start to finish.
    Your projects are your babies.
    • Work on various titles and related engines from
    implementing web interfaces […] to writing server
    code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle!
    • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our
    art & design teams to bring projects to life that
    shine, inside & out.
    • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide
    estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the
    Justice League of developers. That’s right. The
    whole league.

    View full-size slide

  17. • Design, program, test, optimize, and support an
    array of web and mobile games from start to finish.
    Your projects are your babies.
    • Work on various titles and related engines from
    implementing web interfaces […] to writing server
    code[…]. There is no coding task you can’t handle!
    • Work collaboratively with fellow Toasters from our
    art & design teams to bring projects to life that
    shine, inside & out.
    • Identify system issues, anticipate problems, provide
    estimates, and implement solutions. You’re the
    Justice League of developers. That’s right. The
    whole league.

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  18. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to
    provide feedback. After all, identifying a
    problem is the first step to solving it.
    • Write functional documentation for projects
    as necessary. Organization makes every
    Toasters life easier.
    • Research and stay ahead of the pack on
    emerging web and game development news and
    tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?

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  19. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to
    provide feedback. After all, identifying a
    problem is the first step to solving it.
    • Write functional documentation for projects
    as necessary. Organization makes every
    Toaster’s life easier.
    • Research and stay ahead of the pack on
    emerging web and game development news and
    tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?

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  20. • Engage in design reviews and discussions to
    provide feedback. After all, identifying a
    problem is the first step to solving it.
    • Write functional documentation for projects
    as necessary. Organization makes every
    Toaster’s life easier.
    • Research and stay ahead of the pack on
    emerging web and game development news and
    tech. Who said Toasters aren’t well-read?

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  21. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies,, and a patio to name a few
    in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no
    play makes for a dull Toaster.

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  22. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies,, and a patio to name a few
    in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no
    play makes for a dull Toaster.

    View full-size slide

  23. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies,, and a patio to name a few
    in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no
    play makes for a dull Toaster.

    View full-size slide

  24. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies,, and a patio to name a few
    in addition to various in-studio events. All work and no
    play makes for a dull Toaster.

    View full-size slide

  25. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies, , and a patio to name a
    few in addition to various in-studio events. All work
    and no play makes for a dull Toaster.

    View full-size slide

  26. • Competitive salaries with generous time off policies
    • Health, dental, vision, life and disability benefits
    • Employee stock option plan; this way we all get to
    celebrate in the success
    • We are proud to be self-funded because this allows us to
    work and deliver the projects we are proud of
    • We frequently celebrate hitting milestones after work or
    even in the middle afternoon by going to paintball,
    movies, , and a patio to name a
    few in addition to various in-studio events. All work
    and no play makes for a dull Toaster.

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  27. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches
    daily! Toasters can't work on an empty stomach.
    • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball,
    Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360
    & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your
    fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way).
    • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we
    have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans
    which can be crafted into great coffees,
    espressos or lattes just for you!
    • Free in-studio registered massage therapy.
    Toaster muscles need love too.

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  28. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches
    daily! Toasters can't work on an empty stomach.
    • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball,
    Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360
    & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your
    fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way).
    • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we
    have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans
    which can be crafted into great coffees,
    espressos or lattes just for you!
    • Free in-studio registered massage therapy.
    Toaster muscles need love too.

    View full-size slide

  29. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches
    daily! Toasters can't work on an empty stomach.
    • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball,
    Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360
    & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your
    fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way).
    • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we
    have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans
    which can be crafted into great coffees,
    espressos or lattes just for you!
    • Free in-studio registered massage therapy.
    Toaster muscles need love too.

    View full-size slide

  30. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches
    daily! Toasters can't work on an empty stomach.
    • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball,
    Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360
    & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your
    fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way).
    • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we
    have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans
    which can be crafted into great coffees,
    espressos or lattes just for you!
    • Free in-studio registered massage therapy.
    Toaster muscles need love too.

    View full-size slide

  31. • Stocked kitchen, breakfast & hot catered lunches
    daily! Toasters can't work on an empty stomach.
    • A gaming lounge with competition grade foosball,
    Street Fighter 2 Classic Arcade Machine, XBOX 360
    & PS4. Kick back and relax or dominate your
    fellow Toasters (in a totally HR friendly way).
    • If you cannot live without caffeine like us, we
    have an arsenal of freshly roasted coffee beans
    which can be crafted into great coffees,
    espressos or lattes just for you!
    • Free in-studio registered massage therapy.
    Toaster muscles need love too.

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  32. • Are you cut from our cloth?

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  33. • Are you cut from our cloth?

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  34. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

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  35. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

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  36. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

    View full-size slide

  37. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

    View full-size slide

  38. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

    View full-size slide

  39. • Team-oriented
    • Pragmatic
    • At least occasionally sarcastic
    • Awesome

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  40. • “Cut from our cloth”

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  41. • “Cut from our cloth”
    • “Cultural fit”

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  42. • “Cut from our cloth”
    • “Cultural fit”
    • “Culture checks”

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  43. • “Cut from our cloth”
    • “Cultural fit”
    • “Culture checks”
    • “Team player”

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  44. • “Cut from our cloth”
    • “Cultural fit”
    • “Culture checks”
    • “Team player”
    • “Shared values”

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  45. • “We like a homogenous team.”

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  46. • “We like a homogenous team.”

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  47. • You have a CS degree. CS minor is
    also OK, but raises eyebrows.

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  48. • You have a CS degree. CS minor is
    also OK, but raises eyebrows.

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  49. Additional Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Follow all company policies and
    procedures.
    • Perform all other duties as
    required.
    • Overtime as required.
    • Travel as required.

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  50. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test
    before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we
    decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed.
    The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So
    before you apply make sure you can do the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we
    will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for
    your understanding.

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  51. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test
    before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we
    decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed.
    The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So
    before you apply make sure you can do the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    4) Use CSS to change the look.
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we
    will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for
    your understanding.

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  52. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive
    test before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we
    decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed.
    The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So
    before you apply make sure you can do the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we
    will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you
    for your understanding.

    View full-size slide

  53. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive
    test before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the company. If we
    decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed.
    The test is meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So
    before you apply make sure you can do the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we
    will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you
    for your understanding.

    View full-size slide

  54. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive
    test before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the
    company. If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to
    help you succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and
    under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do the
    following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we
    will promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you
    for your understanding.

    View full-size slide

  55. We are looking for someone serious about software development.
    We are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive
    test before hiring where you will be working with one of our
    developers for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus
    interviews with just about everyone in the company.
    If we decided to take you on, we are dedicated to help you
    succeed. The test is meant to weed out the weak and
    under prepared. So before you apply make sure you can do
    the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled
    front end that interacts with a specified framework and
    actually *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this we will
    promptly kick you out for wasting our time. Thank you for your
    understanding.

    View full-size slide

  56. We are looking for someone serious about software development. We
    are picky and specific so there is a comprehensive test
    before hiring where you will be working with one of our developers
    for about 3 hours on a mock project. Plus interviews
    with just about everyone in the company. If we decided
    to take you on, we are dedicated to help you succeed. The test is
    meant to weed out the weak and under prepared. So
    before you apply make sure you can do the following:
    < Detailed directions to build an app with a DB and styled front
    end that interacts with a specified framework and actually
    *does stuff* >
    If you show up after the interview un-prepared for this
    we will promptly kick you out for wasting our
    time. Thank you for your understanding.

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  57. Thank you for your
    understanding.

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  58. • We are picky and specific
    • comprehensive test […] for about 3 hours
    on a mock project
    • interviews with just about everyone in the
    company.
    • […] weed out the weak and under prepared.
    • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will
    promptly kick you out for wasting our time

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  59. • Thank you for your
    understanding.

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  60. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

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  61. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

    View full-size slide

  62. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

    View full-size slide

  63. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

    View full-size slide

  64. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

    View full-size slide

  65. • […] no egos, no hierarchy, no class
    system, just a bunch of people
    working together to really make
    science better. Everyone is treated
    the same and we all support one
    another. The only times we will
    fight is during an iOS vs Android
    argument or if someone thinks Bud
    Light is a good beer, then the
    gloves are off.

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  66. • You thrive in an intense,
    loosely structured, fast-paced
    startup

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  67. • No Vacation Policy
    (or “unlimited vacation”)

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  68. • “Work hard, play hard.”

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  69. • “competitive salary”

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  70. •“rapidly growing startup”

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  71. • “unique opportunity”

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  72. • “casual dress code”

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  73. • We're obsessed with hiring only the
    best; you won't ever have to deal
    with incompetency

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  74. • NO A**HOLES AND POLITICS

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  75. • Are you a bada** software engineer?
    • “Work at Atlanta’s sexiest company”

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  76. • Are you a bada** software engineer?
    • “Work at Atlanta’s sexiest company”
    (this was under “Benefits”)

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  77. • You like the feel and power
    of working in a start-up?

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  78. • We are picky and specific
    • comprehensive test […] for about 3 hours
    on a mock project
    • interviews with just about everyone in the
    company.
    • […] weed out the weak and under prepared.
    • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will
    promptly kick you out for wasting our time

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  79. • We are picky and specific
    • comprehensive test […] for about 3 hours
    on a mock project
    • interviews with just about everyone in the
    company.
    • […] weed out the weak and under prepared.
    • If you show up […] un-prepared […] we will
    promptly kick you out for wasting our time

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  80. Pamela Vickers
    @pwnela
    @RailsGirlsATL

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