How to interview your future coworkers: tips for a kinder, fairer tech hiring process

11:30 AM Jefferson

We all know there's got to be something better than whiteboarding, unpaid homework, and memorized algorithms, but what are the alternatives? After all, you want to hire the best candidate, not just the person who is best at these interviewing puzzles! In this talk, you'll learn about several different ways to assess coding and professional skills. Whether you're a seasoned interviewer or you've never done it before, you'll take away some lessons like: - Using pairing and code reviews instead of whiteboarding - Top questions to ask - Avoiding common pitfalls that can drive away diverse applicants - Recognizing and correcting for bias - Fairly interviewing talented, but nervous candidates