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Hiring Juniors

Ryan Bigg
March 08, 2018
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Hiring Juniors

RubyConf AU 2018 March

Ryan Bigg

March 08, 2018
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  1. The
    Future
    @ryanbigg

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  2. https://unsplash.com/photos/2oFdVd00xOg

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  3. HIRING
    SENIOR
    DEVELOPER
    (PLZ)
    ACTIVEMANTRA::REQUEST

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  4. nil
    ACTIVEMANTRA::RESPONSE

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  5. The Totally Scientific
    Pyramid of Skill v1
    “Optimal Hiring Zone™”
    Your next superstar
    developer lives here

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  6. Senior
    Ruby
    Developers

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  7. Juniors
    make
    teams
    BETTER

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  8. Skill-diversity
    outperforms
    homogeneity

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  9. Simpler
    Explanations
    Easier
    Understanding
    =

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  10. Things get
    Documented

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  11. Communication is
    Explicit

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  12. The most important
    developer skill
    Patience

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  13. Team building idea
    Hire a
    Junior

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  14. WE HIRED
    Juniors

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  15. Juniors
    Seb
    Jasmine Rebecca Lauren
    Angel
    Julie
    Namibia Ramya Jaime Tiya

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  16. Me circa 2007

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  17. Junior Engineering Program
    Seb
    Jasmine Rebecca Lauren
    Angel
    Julie
    Namibia Ramya Jaime Tiya
    Cohort #1

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  18. THE RATIO™

    4 seniors 1 junior

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  19. JFK quote
    goes here>

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  20. Juniors
    make
    teams
    better!

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  21. FINDING
    Juniors

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  22. Dramatic Re-enactment

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  23. Jasmine Rebecca
    SCHOOLIES
    Jaime

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  24. SELF-TAUGHT
    Julie Namibia
    Ramya

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  25. INTERVIEWING
    Juniors

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  26. Treat
    them
    GENTLY
    Interviewing tip #1:

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  27. Give
    them
    FEEDBACK
    Interviewing tip #2:

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  28. Actionable
    Specific
    Kind
    Feedback rules:
    Feedback must be all of:

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  29. 400+
    pages
    Feedback given
    (7 pages / person)

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  30. Dramatic Re-enactment

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  31. Actionable
    Specific
    Kind
    Junior developer feedback rules

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  32. MENTORING
    Juniors

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  33. Do Don’t
    How to treat a
    junior developer

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  34. It is
    ALWAYS
    OK
    to ask
    questions

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  35. Do Don’t
    How to treat a
    junior developer

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  36. Pull
    Request
    REVIEWS

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  37. why are
    you doing
    this?


    ?

    ?

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  38. Actionable
    Specific
    Kind
    Junior developer feedback rules

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  39. Feeling
    WELCOME

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  40. Project: this guy

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  41. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    Project Aristotle

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  42. HIRING
    AND
    MENTORING
    JUNIOR
    DEVELOPERS
    ACTIVEMANTRA::V2::REQUEST

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  43. HIRING
    AND
    MENTORING
    JUNIOR
    DEVELOPERS
    ACTIVEMANTRA::V2::REQUEST
    Thoughts,
    Feedback,
    or Ques?ons?
    E: [email protected]
    T: @ryanbigg
    ❤ Thanks! ❤

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