As part of All Things Open, the annual conference on open source technologies in Raleigh, NC, Technical Director Mark Lavin will be giving a talk on tech hiring.

Are you limiting your technical pool of talent with how you interview? Traditional technical interviews focus on coding challenges, an aggressive approach that falsely seeks out a lone coding rock star. Everyone hates these kinds of competitive interviews and they hurt diversity. In reality, we all work in teams. This talk covers a different approach, one that uses a conversational interview to find the kind of talent that really creates successful teams. We’ll discuss how this approach enabled us at Caktus to have a strong team of developers, 43% coming from non-technical backgrounds, to tackle complex projects that reach millions.


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