Pen Testing the Developer Interview with Indy Tech Talks

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The Union 525

525 S. Meridian · Indianapolis, IN

How to find us

Free parking available in the south lot, or metered parking to the west of the building. Once at Union 525, look for the Indy Tech Talks signs at the south entrance.

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Ready to ace your next tech interview? Come out and join Indy Tech Talks at Union 525 for Pen Testing the Developer Interview: Attacks That Ace Tech Interviews and Defenses That Build Better Teams.

The developer hiring process is vulnerable. Let’s attack it!

We’ll draw on the pen tester's toolkit and lessons learned the hard way across a decade of startup hiring. We'll break down the typical developer interview process. Then, we'll use the lens of social engineering and cognitive bias to identify specific tactics for acing interviews. Finally, we’ll defend our interviews to make them better at predicting team success.

Attendees will leave armed with both a) tools to be a more effective interviewer and b) tools to presents their best self as a candidate.

A big thanks to Greenlight Guru ( for providing the food and space for the evening. We'll enjoy delicious food from Nameless Catering (, the preferred caterer for Indy's tech community.


Wes Winham (

Wes spent the last 10 years responsible for engineering at an Indianapolis SaaS startup called PolicyStat. Through building that product team from scratch, he learned (the hard way) a lot about hiring. He discovered that's it is deceptively difficult. After selling PolicyStat last year, Wes started a SaaS company called Woven ( to fix developer hiring.

We expect space to fill up quickly.


The agenda for this event is:

5:30 - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking

6:30 - 7:30 pm: Welcome, Presentation, Q&A

7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Goodnight

Please note that free parking and the entrance are on the south side of the building.

See you there!

Chuck Dishmon (
Organizer, Indy Tech Talks