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How To Get Hired By A Startup
 

How To Get Hired By A Startup

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I gave a talk to the Rensselaer Center for Open Source about how to optimize your online presence to fast-track your way into a startup in Silicon Valley.

I gave a talk to the Rensselaer Center for Open Source about how to optimize your online presence to fast-track your way into a startup in Silicon Valley.

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How To Get Hired By A Startup How To Get Hired By A Startup Presentation Transcript

  • How to Get Hired By A Startup with Eric Allen
  • About MeRPI ’10RCOS alumRPI Planner, Tracks, RCOS Dashboard, CAGEWorked at 5 startupsZeidman Technologies, Allocade, Wesabe, Sauce Labs, 2bkcoNow @ 2bkco w/ Caterina Fake (Flickr, Hunch)
  • How to Get Hired By A Startup
  • How to Get Hired By A StartupDo RCOSTake RCOS SeriouslyPublish on GitHub
  • Questions?
  • What Startups Want
  • We’re seeking a smart and driven problemsolver to join us as a Senior Backend Engineerwho is an expert with a proven, open source,server-side technology...This is a uniqueopportunity to help define the technologydirection of a young and already successfulorganization.
  • What we needQuick learnersSelf-directed self-startersHard workersInteresting people
  • What Startups Look For Googlestalking 101
  • The Process1. Résumé2.Personal website / blog 1. Portfolio3.GitHub4.LinkedIn5.Googling your name
  • What We’re Looking For Cool projects Evidence of initiative Something that stands out
  • What StartupsInterview For
  • What StartupsInterview For
  • What Startups Interview ForCodingCodingCodingCodingCodingCoding
  • What Other Startups Interview ForCoding“Raw Intelligence”“Team Fit”
  • What Other Startups Interview For“Coding” – Do you remember Dijkstra’salgorithm by heart?“Raw Intelligence” – Can I make myself feelgood by making you feel stupid?“Team Fit” – Brogramming, man
  • What Startups Should Interview ForProblem solvingTeamworkTenacityCultural fit
  • How to Stand Out
  • Open Source
  • High-ProfileOpen Source
  • High-Profile Open Sourcethat I’ve used“Whoah, you made that? I use it every day!”
  • Learn MoreGayle LaakmannCracking the Coding InterviewWe’re hiring winter interns!jobs@2bkco.comeric@hackerengineer.netAsk Me Anything http://speakerrate.com/talks/8536