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Carefully Crafted Hiring for Diversity & A Better Technical Interview

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    1211 Chestnut Street Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA (map)

    39.950760 -75.160713

  • Carefully Crafted Hiring for Diversity 

    The technology job market is increasingly competitive and shows little sign of slowing. Improving the diversity of a team improves its productivity, profitability, and ability to innovate.With some surprisingly simple changes to your approach, you can create a more inclusive candidate process, making your team more attractive to candidates from under-represented communities in tech.

    About the Speaker:

    Christopher Litsinger | @x0pherl

    Christopher Litsinger is Director, Cloud Platforms for Comcast's Core Application Platforms team, where he focuses on building scalable, performant, robust software components for the company's varied software product development groups. Prior to joining Comcast, Christopher lead the team building cloud solutions for Sungard Availability Services.

    A Better Technical Interview

    We shouldn't be afraid that a technical interview won't reflect our true abilities. We should feel that an interview valuable even if the decision is "Not Yet". Let's let these ideals drive us to design a better technical interview with honesty, transparency, and a more realistic experience.

    Before the interview, you'll see ways to define transparent expectations. We'll analyze two ways to structure a more realistic technical interview. Then we'll explore techniques for encouraging dialog and giving transparent feedback during the interview. Finally we'll talk about ways to reduce bias when interviewing and making a more honest determination about a candidate.

    About the Speaker:

    Sam Jones | @samjonester

    I believe that empathy and openness should be a developer's sharpest tools. When I'm programming, I love code design, and testing. I also have a strong passion for learning and teaching.

    I am a double agent at Test Double living in Philadelphia, PA. I am a cook and cyclist in my free time, as well as a Husband and Father.

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