Amanda Contreras, @AmandaContrer18, Talent Advocate, Hired; Britt Ballard, @brittballard, Development Director, thoughtbot; Mike Minecki, @mirzu, Director of Technology, Four Kitchens; Travis Swicegood, @tswicegood, Campus Director, The Iron Yard, Austin.
Finding good tech talent is hard. Vetting a potential candidate's tech skills is a process we don't tend to agree on in the tech community. Some favor whiteboarding, others coding challenges. Our panel of experts will share their thoughts and process on how they handle hiring tech talent. We'll talk about the DOs, the DON'Ts, and the OMG I can't believe you did that. We'll also provide advice to those in the job market on how to navigate it, and best present themselves for potential employers.
Ryan Joy, @atxryan, Startup Evangelist, Microsoft