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More Coders. More Diversity.

Feld Thoughts

If a client hires an apprentice, Techtonic does not charge a conversion fee, which can run into the thousands for a junior developer hired through a traditional recruiter. The post More Coders. If there’s one consistent concern I hear from the companies I work with, it’s the shortage of qualified tech talent. More Diversity.

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How This Startup Gets Women Coders Into High-Tech Jobs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

PowerToFly co-founder Katharine Zaleski doesn't buy the pipeline problem argument, and built a hiring platform to prove it

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Study Shows Black Coders Are More Likely to Get Job Offers -- But For Less Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new report captures racial bias in hiring of engineers and suggests coders of all ethnicities should look for jobs outside Silicon Valley

Super Coder, or Manager? Why Your Top Geek Can't Be Both.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It seems to make perfect sense that your first hires should become managers as your company grows. Think again. Right? Maybe. believed them.

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How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

Most companies don’t have a serious, repeatable interviewing process for hiring. At Standout Jobs (2007-2010) we hired some great people. Note: Most of the hiring we did was in 2007-2008. Next, Fred took over and did a more technical interview with candidates (assuming we were hiring programmers). Reviewing Resumes.

Best Way to Get Great Talent: Train or Hire?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One universal issue every business faces, regardless of the industry: When you have an opening should you hire ready-made talent.

Hire for talent. Rent for experience.


Want the best way to create your core competency quickly and inexpensively?   There are obvious advantages to this. 

5 Reasons Your Hiring Process Stinks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Let's face it: When you're small, every hire counts. Make sure you aren't making one of these common hiring mistakes. Be honest and open.

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How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen

Derek Sivers about me blog books email list contact How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen 2010-06-19 Do you have an idea for a website, online business, or application, but need a programmer to turn that idea into reality? Say, “We are hiring a developer to create only the beginning of an application. Hire one from each.

The Buskers Guide to Running a Tech Startup | VC’s, Remote Working, Hiring and more.

Business of Software Blog

She touched on many of her experiences in growing, from dealing to VC’s, to remote working, to the hiring process and their policy of ‘blind hiring’ to ensure the best people get the job based on merit alone, and shared actionable tips on each of these. You Can’t Busk Hiring. How We HIRE.

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How top startups pay designers

Design Staff

Heck, the guy was even a decent coder.). At Google Ventures, we help our portfolio companies find, interview, and hire senior design talent — more than 40 top-level designers in the last two years alone. If you’re trying to hire the best talent available, don’t be led astray by salaries offered by less competitive teams.

Why Founders Should Know How to Code

Steve Blank

And that he could identify the resources needed, (outsourced contract developers who could build it for him) and he would hire a partner to do so.

The Code is your Enemy

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

You’re a builder, a creator — whether a back-end programmer, a Linux hacker, a Javascript ninja, a UX magician, a designer. You make stuff.

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Is Outsourcing Exploitation? by Yaro Starak

We’re currently running tests to find a good graphics person, then next up will be a coder, a VA and so on until I have a solid team of talented people, all of whom will cost under $1600 a month total to employ full time. I can’t even hire ONE Australian full time on that kind of money, let alone an entire team. Greed.

It’s so easy to fake being good at biz dev that even my baby brother can do it.

Jessica Mah

hear it all the time — coders want to start their own companies and keep all those “biz dev&# and marketing gurus out for as long as possible. They don’t know how to hire the right biz dev people, yet they’re blaming their company’s problems on these bad hires. Why so? What to do?

Projects Are the New Job Interviews

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But projects are the real future of hiring." Should your next hire come from a great set of interviews and references?" Give them a job.

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Expert of nothing

Huh - I was a coder? ceo founder generalist hiring growthIt’s crazy. Important things. It was such a core part of who I was.

Pedigree, Hiring, and Pattern Recognition

Mark Birch

The problem however is that we are simply bad at hiring.  Women with children make risky hires.  Anyone else notice the irony of that? 

Hazards of Hiring

2004-07-08 15:59:32 Hazards of Hiring. Summary : Eric offers guidelines for handling tough hiring decisions in a small ISV. About Eric.

Hiring: Narrowing Your Options Isn't Always Good

They really aren't looking for a coder with Unix expertise. If you are building the team to eighteen or so (which you should only do after hiring the CTO and have him/her define the teams needed to support your plans), you probably don't want someone up to their arms in Python or walking around Linux. Thanks, Steve. They need a leader.


3 reasons you shouldn't outsource your startup, and what to do instead

Any decent coder is tired of hearing an idea guy come along and try to get them to build their startup. The founding team should wear every hat.

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For the first few people, hire from your network

The importance of culture-fit for early hires. Andrew Yates , iOS Coder and Full Stack Hacker. startup hiring networking

Study: Most U.S. Entrepreneurs Start Their Business at Home

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When we think of entrepreneurs, we think of visionaries working with a brilliant team of coders, disrupting an industry for millions of fans.

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8 Start-up Buzzwords to Avoid

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As in, "Dave is our secret ninja; he''s the best coder we''ve ever hired." Is this a real company or a 6-year-old''s fantasy? Sign me up!

5 ways to build company culture with a virtual team

The Next Web

It can be as simple as a nice dinner and a sit-down – all the way to hiring office space for a day and having a full team work there.

How to Attract the Unconventional Worker

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Stahl knows he needs to attract employees who thrive in an unconventional environment. "We want to solve hard problems," he says. "We have to hire people who want to do that." He likes to hire coders with degrees in sociology, education, or psychology. Not just anyone can build creative, agile software--especially from a boat.

What Investors Want to Hear in Your Pitch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oftentimes, founders are are high achievers who have been leading since they were young, perhaps as a class president or a coder.

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It’s Time to Ditch the DIY Website

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You had to hire an outside firm to do it. Americans spent $200 billion online in 2011. —they should. And that cheapens your brand.

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Programming and Fundamentals

Mark Birch

programming coders hackers hacking startups API DIY techSo what is the magic formula?  Need a mobile app? 


5 Traits Your Next Freelancer Must Have

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Need a good hired gun? For over a decade, I've been an independent contractor, a hired gun, a "gig economy" pro. Here's what to look for.

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What is Drupal? or, My retraining in Software Development

Scalable Startup

Then last year I decided to re-educate myself in software development, but this time as a regular ol’ coder. Although Confessions  of a Drupalvangelist. Anyone who’s been around me for the past 6-12 months has been inundated with my evangelism of eCommerce in general and Drupal + PHP. This imbalance keeps L.A. are built on Drupal.

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a.NET programmer! As you might know, we’re hiring the best programmers in the world.

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7 Great Tools to Build a Mobile App

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

However, expert coders can also use advanced options and features to create custom apps. Here are seven. Know of other good ones?

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Dos and Don'ts of Working With Tech Talent

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The CEO of a site that matches business owners with tech talent shares his tips on working well with with talented engineers and coders.

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The Yin and Yang of Product and Engineering

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Many of the founding teams we back include a strong coder and a strong product person. And hiring a really strong VP Product is often an afterthought. They will hire, fire, organize, manage, resolve lingering issues, and make tough decisions. For a tech company, product and engineering are the heart and soul of the business.

‘I don’t know’: Why admitting you don’t have all the answers is perfectly okay

The Next Web

Kiran was one of our toughest hires. Jason Freedman  is the co-founder of  42Floors , making it easy for everyone to  rent office space.

How to hack the recruitment process to find the best developers for your startup or agency

The Next Web

Hiring developers for your tech company undoubtedly involves making some of the most important decisions you’ll reach for your organisation.

GitHub: Turning a Nerdy Hobby Into $750 Million Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In just a few years, it has inserted itself at the center of the developer universe by making it easy for coders around the world to work together.

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Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

They hire local employees or family. They hire the best and the brightest. Because they haven’t defined the basics: What’s a startup? 

Interviewing Engineers? Enough with the Whiteboard Coding!

Diego Basch

The point of an engineering interview is to figure out if you want to hire a person or not. Not hiring anyone is also extremely damaging.