Ted Tencza

Ted Tencza Founder Code Purple Consulting

Technical Interviewing - surely we can do better

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Technical Interviewing - surely we can do better

A lot of people have known for a lot of years that the technical interview process has many, many flaws. From pseudo-code white boarding to writing complex algorithms, to multi-day take home tests, bad practices still abound. Additionally many interviewers suffer from lack of focused training (the belief that once you have 5 years coding experience you are a skilled interviewer), gatekeeping, and the belief that the interviewer should be the interrogator.

This talk will cover some better ways to set up the interview process (and culture) for technical hires. They include:

  • What should be avoided
  • How to set up a interview training program
  • What types and how many interviews should your process contain.
  • Understanding candidate care and the philosophy that interviewing is a two way street.
  • How to evaluate your companies interviewers and how you can make them better

Ted Tencza

Ted has over 25 years of experience in Software Development, the last 18 of which have been in leadership roles. Currently serving as the Founder of Code Purple Consulting, he has run multiple teams at Atlassian, Bigcommerce, finder.com and Prospa, with experience in both operational and development projects. He enjoys focusing specifically on the SaaS offerings, as well as working on improving the recruiting, hiring, and on boarding of new developers.

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