The (not so) Secret to Hiring Great Junior Developers

by Paul Cantrell, Jeff Lin, Cody Molho, Eloá França Verona, Eddie Glenn, and Ayoub Belemlih | at MinneBar 13 | 12:10 – 1:00 in Minnetonka | View Schedule

EMPLOYERS: Why can’t I find good junior developers?


GOOD JUNIOR DEVELOPERS: Why can’t I find a decent job?

This panel brings together tech leaders, college students, and a professor to share success stories. We will discuss how to find, hire, and nurture less experienced developers so that they get great experience and their employers get great software.

Yes, it is possible. Yes, it is already happening!

  • Hear the stories of great interns who did amazing work.
  • Learn how employers discovered, selected, and courted those interns.
  • Hear about shockingly common mistakes that turn away the very people you want to hire.

P.S. Where are all those junior devs hanging out, anyway? Probably at the companion session on the state of the Junior Dev community in MN!

P.P.S. Looking to interview or be interviewed right at MinneBar? Come to the!

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Paul Cantrell

Paul fell in love with programming at first sight on an Apple ][+ and never looked back. He teaches computer science at Macalester College and is a freelance software developer (often with the fine folks at Bust Out).

Living a secret double life as a classically trained composer and pianist and artistic director of The New Ruckus, he brings a musician's passion for aesthetics and nuanced detail to the craft of writing software, thus making his bio sound all fancy.

Jeff Lin

Jeff Lin is the founder of Pennant and Bust Out.

Cody Molho

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Eloá França Verona

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Eddie Glenn

Graduated from law school in 2012 and worked in criminal defense in the Twin Cities and non-profit administration in Chicago... which turned out to be great preparation for building web apps at Software for Good.

I also manage SfG's Giving Program where we mentor diverse aspiring develops while building custom software for non-profit organizations with ambitious plans to enhance their mission.

Ayoub Belemlih

CS Student and Research Assistant at Macalester College | GitHub | LinkedIn