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Part 2: How to Nail the Technical Interview - For Software-Related Professionals

Tips for Nailing the Technical Interview

Whether you’re just starting your career, or you’re a highly seasoned developer who is looking to make that next step up along your chosen career path, it is important to master the technical interview.

When your carefully crafted resume gets you in the door, the last thing you want to do is blow the interview. We cover the process of properly preparing for the interview, and discuss the things you do/don’t want to do during this critical meeting. Many of the best tips are painfully obvious but often ignored (like making sure you choose the proper clothing) … but many are not as obvious, and these can make the difference between a good interview and one that knocks it out of the park and leads to an outstanding offer. 

Please Note:

This workshop is specifically designed for people that are pursuing a software-related career path (i.e., Software Developers in all their various roles, including User Experience/User Interface professionals, Business Analysts, Project Managers, etc.) As such, it is not a “general purpose” session designed to meet the needs of people from any career path. Note that it is also designed for ALL software/technical professionals, no matter what stage of your career or level of advancement you are currently at.

About the Speakers:

Peg Bogema, Vice President of Operations at Stout Systems

Peg has been a member of the Stout team since 1997.  Her duties include the supervision of development projects and personnel, recruiting and accounts. She keeps watch over the quality of Stout’s products and personnel. Peg spent more than a decade working as a technical writer and trainer, followed by another decade working as a project manager, and she has experience in a wide variety of industries.


Bob Hoffman, Vice President of Public Outreach & Business Services at Stout Systems

Bob began his career as a Software Developer and subsequently moved into a variety of roles in Enterprise Systems Development, Business Development, Sales and Marketing for companies including Microsoft, Ford Motor Company, Thomson Reuters and Fiserv. He also founded and grew a highly successful staffing organization which was recognized as the second fastest growing franchise in a network of 600+ offices. In his current role, Bob’s mission is to drive global recognition of the Stout brand and to introduce Stout’s services to a broad spectrum of new clients and new candidates. Bob joined the Stout team in 2013.

Logistics & Details:

Paid parking is available in the 1001 Woodward Building parking garage located off of State St. in between Woodward Ave and Griswold St.

Check in with security in the lobby, take the elevators to the 4th floor. We will meet in room 404.

Refreshments will be served.


About The Iron Yard:

The Iron Yard is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing code schools. It exists to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. The school offers full-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering, Design and Data Science. The Iron Yard has 21 campuses in the U.S.  For more information, visit theironyard.com. 

About Stout Systems:

Stout Systems is the software consulting and staffing company Fueled by Human Intelligence.  Stout provides both technical staffing services and expert-level software development consulting services.  The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Stout has clients across the U.S. in engineering, manufacturing, education, healthcare IT, marketing, entertainment, and more. To learn more please visit www.stoutsystems.com.








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  • Ray B.

    Peg and Bob are amazing instructors . Thanks again for taking your limited time to share your thoughts and experience with the young professionals. Looking forward to one of your next presentations.

    3h ago

  • Larisa B. aka X.

    Traffic at a dead stop :/

    Yesterday

    • Emily

      You want to go to the first floor, then go out to Woodward and walk down to the lobby entrance (toward Campus Martius).

      Yesterday

    • Emily

      Then take an elevator up to the 4th floor. If you have any trouble, security can help you out.

      Yesterday

  • Ray B.

    Thank you for taking your time to put on the event for the benefit of others. Any recommendations where to park?

    Yesterday

    • Bob H.

      Paid parking is available in the 1001 Woodward Building parking garage located off of State St. in between Woodward Ave and Griswold St.

      Check in with security in the lobby, take the elevators to the 4th floor. We will meet in room 404.

      Yesterday

  • Bob H.

    We're looking forward to a great event tonight! Please bring any questions that you may have about the Interviewing process.

    1 · Yesterday

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