Aja Hammerly

Developer Relations Manager

Google Cloud

Aja is a Dev Rel Engineering Manager at Google. She’s passionate about building great teams and improving the field of DevRel. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, cooking, knitting, and long coding sessions on the beach.

Hiring is not hazing

Tech hiring has a bad reputation for a reason – it’s usually awful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this talk, we’ll dive into what is wrong with many current tech hiring practices and what you can do instead. You’ll learn ways to effectively assess technical ability, what makes a great interview question, how to be more inclusive, the pros and cons of giving homework assignments, and much more.

You’ll leave with ideas to improve your interviews, and ways to influence your company to change its hiring practices.

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Twitter: the_thagomizer

GitHub: thagomizer

 

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