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Hiring Juniors

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March 08, 2018
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Hiring Juniors

RubyConf AU 2018 March

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Ryan Bigg

March 08, 2018
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  1. The Future @ryanbigg

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

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  8. Hire Juniors

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

  10. nil ACTIVEMANTRA::RESPONSE

  11. POODR

  12. <SNIP>

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  15. The Totally Scientific Pyramid of Skill v1 “Optimal Hiring Zone™”

    Your next superstar developer lives here
  16. Senior Ruby Developers

  17. Juniors make teams BETTER

  18. Skill-diversity outperforms homogeneity

  19. Simpler Explanations Easier Understanding =

  20. Things get Documented

  21. Communication is Explicit

  22. The most important developer skill Patience

  23. Team building idea Hire a Junior

  24. WE HIRED Juniors

  25. Juniors Seb Jasmine Rebecca Lauren Angel Julie Namibia Ramya Jaime

    Tiya
  26. Me circa 2007

  27. Junior Engineering Program Seb Jasmine Rebecca Lauren Angel Julie Namibia

    Ramya Jaime Tiya Cohort #1
  28. EVERYTHING

  29. EVERYTHING

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  31. HIRE Juniors

  32. THE RATIO™ 4 seniors 1 junior

  33. <obligatory JFK quote goes here>

  34. Juniors make teams better!

  35. FINDING Juniors

  36. Dramatic Re-enactment

  37. Jasmine Rebecca SCHOOLIES Jaime

  38. SELF-TAUGHT Julie Namibia Ramya

  39. INTERVIEWING Juniors

  40. Treat them GENTLY Interviewing tip #1:

  41. Give them FEEDBACK Interviewing tip #2:

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

  43. 400+ pages Feedback given (7 pages / person)

  44. Dramatic Re-enactment

  45. Actionable Specific Kind Junior developer feedback rules

  46. MENTORING Juniors

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

  48. It is ALWAYS OK to ask questions

  49. PAIR up ()

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

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  52. SOLO runs

  53. Pull Request REVIEWS

  54. “ why are you doing this? ” ? ?

  55. Actionable Specific Kind Junior developer feedback rules

  56. Feeling WELCOME

  57. Project: this guy

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  59. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Project Aristotle

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

  62. HIRING AND MENTORING JUNIOR DEVELOPERS ACTIVEMANTRA::V2::REQUEST Thoughts, Feedback, or Ques?ons?

    E: me@ryanbigg.com T: @ryanbigg ❤ Thanks! ❤