Re: [ruby-81] Rubyists I need your help!

From: Russell W.
Sent on: Monday, August 29, 2011 4:13 PM
On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 4:04 PM, elmo <[address removed]> wrote:
> I'm sorry, I over-reacted.  I was  reacting to what I thought would be  the
> next 300 emails about recruiters,  recruiting, etc.  not to  Lena's post.  I
> think all the bitching about recruiters ruins the list.  I think recruiters
> should be encouraged.   Let's just move on.
>

Absolutely! Happy to hear this was the case. I agree that recruiters should
be encouraged, and I would go a bit beyond and add, "recruiters should be
nurtured & guided in their efforts," not only for the public image of our
community, but also because - apart from the obvious immediate opportunities
they offer - the good ones have long memories and will remember _you_ as
they progress in their own professional development.

ObPersonalAnecdote: nurturing a relationship with a recruiter I met in 1995
while at SGI landed me a gig in Japan in 1999... and indirectly, a job at Google
around a decade after we first met.

It bears repeating that the good ones have long, long memories.

R

> ____________________­____________
> From: Russell Whitaker <[address removed]>
> To: [address removed]
> Sent: Monday, August 29,[masked]:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [ruby-81] Rubyists I need your help!
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:15 PM, elmo <[address removed]> wrote:
>> oh boy, here we go
>
> Elliott, what's up with that? This seems like a perfectly legitimate &
> properly
> targeted solicitation for RoR talent in an appropriate forum. You
> yourself have posted
> such solicitations for engineers on the ruby-6 list, for your own HitFix.
>
> Is it the wording? Personally, since I write code for a living, I would have
> suggested Lena have someone technical vet her solicitation, so that
> (for example) the
> phrase "you love working in Agile, want to work in Ruby" might read as
> something
> more accurately reflecting knowledge of the market, e.g. "you insist
> on doing some variant
> of test and/or behavior driven development in in the Rails stack." But
> aside from some
> novice wording, her post seems perfectly benign & inoffensive... and it
> bears
> emphasizing that this is someone *looking to hire RoR developers,* someone
> who
> seems to have no prior history of posting here.
>
> Am I missing some context?
>
> Curious, Russell
>
>> ____________________­____________
>> From: Lena <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Sent: Monday, August 29,[masked]:59 PM
>> Subject: [ruby-81] Rubyists I need your help!
>>
>> Hello Friends! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and hasn't had
>> too many disruptions from Hurrican Irene (likely you've all had your
>> weekend on the West Coast!)
>>
>> I work here in the city at an awesome start up called zozi and I
>> wanted to connect with you all. I am now the Talent Acquisition
>> Manager here at zozi. I joined zozi because I love not only the
>> concept of helping people discover new adventures, but also because
>> zozi is a great place to work, exactly why we we landed in the top 10
>> places to work by Outside Magazine.
>>
>> We are committed to rigorous XP development with a Rails stack. We
>> have years of experience applying the full suite of XP practices,
>> including TDD/BDD, pair programming, and regular refactoring.
>>
>> I am looking for talented Senior Agile Developers, preferably with
>> Ruby experience. Even if you don't have Ruby experience, as long as
>> you love working in Agile, want to work in Ruby, and are interested in
>> zozi, I still would love to talk to you. Furthermore, I am also
>> looking for Front End folks who have some Ruby experience interested
>> in taking our goals to the next level.
>>
>> If you're an awesome person and an awesome developer contact me. Even
>> if you have a friend that you might suggest as well, we do give a nice
>> referral thank you as well.
>>
>> Looking forward to getting to know you all and would appreciate all of
>> your help!
>>
>>
>> Lena Vayn
>> Talent Acquisition Manager
>> zozi
>>
>>
>> e: [address removed]
>> w: www.zozi.com
>> t: @zozi
>>
>> c:[masked]
>> e: [address removed]
>> w: www.zozi.com
>> t: @zozi
>>
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