Tactical Advice for Hiring Developers

by Matt Decuir | at MinneBar 14

The goal of this session is to provide tactical advice and recommendations for employers to improve how they hire developers.

This session is open to anybody who's interested. If you have strong feelings about the topic, we'd love for you to join us and share your perspective.

This will be a lecture-style presentation, with a good amount of audience participation.

Some of the things we'll talk about:

  1. Coding exercises
  2. Hiring for diversity and experience at the same time
  3. How to structure the hiring process
  4. How to avoid needing to hire someone yesterday
  5. How to reduce bias while assessing for "culture fit"
  6. Why you should hire junior developers
  7. How to mentor, train, and onboard junior developers
  8. Where to find candidates
  9. Other advice
All levels

Matt Decuir

Matt is a self-taught Software Engineer and Founder of The Invisible Network. He's a Seattle transplant, pizza enthusiast, and bicyclist, and uses he/him pronouns. Past projects include Mpls Jr Devs, OMG Transit, and Break The Bubble.