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Joel Spolsky "Joel Spolsky on Hiring Great Tech Talent"

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Joel Spolsky "Joel Spolsky on Hiring Great Tech Talent"

  1. 1. Hiring great tech talent Joel Spolsky CEO Stack Exchange Thursday, June 27, 13
  2. 2. co-founder fog creek software “The company where the best developers want to work” Thursday, June 27, 13
  3. 3. CEO stack exchange “21 million of the world’s 9 million developers visit monthly” Thursday, June 27, 13
  4. 4. I am the Chief Human Recruiting Officer hello! please come work for us its fun Thursday, June 27, 13
  5. 5. I tried to ask on Twitter why programmers hate recruiters. this crashed Twitter Thursday, June 27, 13
  6. 6. recruiters are different than programmers Thursday, June 27, 13
  7. 7. recruiters like people and don’t mind calling them on the phone Thursday, June 27, 13
  8. 8. recruiters thrive on ambiguity Thursday, June 27, 13
  9. 9. recruiters are competitive and ambitious Thursday, June 27, 13
  10. 10. recruiters are motivated by commissions and bonuses Thursday, June 27, 13
  11. 11. programmers not super competitive Thursday, June 27, 13
  12. 12. programmers choose to code because computers respond predictably Thursday, June 27, 13
  13. 13. programmers get in the zone Thursday, June 27, 13
  14. 14. programmers probably hate the telephone Thursday, June 27, 13
  15. 15. if you are a recruiter you would be a bad programmer Thursday, June 27, 13
  16. 16. if you are a recruiter programmers don’t like you because you don’t realize that Thursday, June 27, 13
  17. 17. I tried to ask on Twitter why programmers hate recruiters. this crashed Twitter Thursday, June 27, 13
  18. 18. Thursday, June 27, 13
  19. 19. Thursday, June 27, 13
  20. 20. Thursday, June 27, 13
  21. 21. Thursday, June 27, 13
  22. 22. Thursday, June 27, 13
  23. 23. Thursday, June 27, 13
  24. 24. steak dinner they may not think that going out to a steak dinner with strangers is fun Thursday, June 27, 13
  25. 25. what are programmers looking for? Please figure out how to make this happen at your workplace. Thursday, June 27, 13
  26. 26. what are programmers looking for? Or, give up and outsource the programming. Thursday, June 27, 13
  27. 27. pleasant workspace quiet place to work Thursday, June 27, 13
  28. 28. pleasant workspace nice office Thursday, June 27, 13
  29. 29. pleasant workspace good equipment Thursday, June 27, 13
  30. 30. pleasant workspace independence Thursday, June 27, 13
  31. 31. engineering quality spec first Thursday, June 27, 13
  32. 32. engineering quality schedule Thursday, June 27, 13
  33. 33. engineering quality version control Thursday, June 27, 13
  34. 34. engineering quality one step build / deploy Thursday, June 27, 13
  35. 35. stuff that matters product company Thursday, June 27, 13
  36. 36. stuff that matters creative work Thursday, June 27, 13
  37. 37. stuff that matters identify with company goals Thursday, June 27, 13
  38. 38. stuff that matters identify with company products Thursday, June 27, 13
  39. 39. smart, learning organization code during interview Thursday, June 27, 13
  40. 40. smart, learning organization boss is a programmer Thursday, June 27, 13
  41. 41. smart, learning organization good managers Thursday, June 27, 13
  42. 42. smart, learning organization high quality team Thursday, June 27, 13
  43. 43. smart, learning organization growth and learning Thursday, June 27, 13
  44. 44. the joel test 12 quick sanity checks 1. Do you use source control? 2. Can you make a build in one step? 3. Do you make daily builds? 4. Do you have a bug database? 5. Do you fix bugs before writing new code? 6. Do you have an up-to-date schedule? 7. Do you have a spec? 8. Do programmers have quiet working conditions? 9. Do you use the best tools money can buy? 10. Do you have testers? 11. Do new candidates write code during their interview? 12. Do you do hallway usability testing? Thursday, June 27, 13
  45. 45. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  46. 46. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  47. 47. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  48. 48. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  49. 49. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  50. 50. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  51. 51. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  52. 52. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  53. 53. make work remarkable, and people will remark google zurich office Thursday, June 27, 13
  54. 54. thank you. Thursday, June 27, 13

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