Pete SoderlingG33ktalk.com & Hakka Labs Founder
Pete Soderling is the founder of Hakka Labs, an international community of open-source software engineers. He is a self-taught engineer who has developed online platforms & applications since the very early days of the internet. Since 2004, Pete has been a serial tech entrepreneur in NYC and the San Francisco Bay Area and has built engineering teams for each business he has started, including Stratus Security. Stratus built a turn-key, cloud-based solution that helps data providers easily distribute data to their partners, also handling data metering, monitoring and security. Before Stratus, Pete founded and was the CEO of mechanikal, an industry-leading software development agency that specialized in the development of secure Internet applications for mobile devices, desktops and the web. Over the course of the last five years Pete has worked as an engineering ambassador for companies like Amazon, Tumblr, IHeartRadio, eBay, and NBC Universal helping them build their technical teams and attract top engineering talent. Pete holds his B.S. in Information Systems Management from New York University where he graduated with honors. Pete's current venture is Hakka Labs, where he is building a platform that creates original content, resources and training events to help software engineers level up their skills. With 20 years experience in technology, Pete epitomizes his belief in Marc Andreessen's quote that "software is eating the world," as he continuously dedicates himself to his passion. @petesoder
Your Hiring Process is Broken (and How to Fix It)
Location:Grand Ballroom - Salon GDuration:Half DayAbstract:Arguably the most important skill an engineering manager can learn right now is how to attract, hire and retain the best developers possible. The best managers understand that people are their most valuable asset. The paradox is they rarely have put in the work in developing their own hiring process to consistently enable them to identify and attract the best talent. This workshop will teach you a process for engineering hiring compiled from best-practices at top companies. We will address the entire technical recruiting process and will teach you tips and tricks that will enable you to get better and more efficient at each stage of your hiring. Some of the topics we will cover include: Understanding the hiring funnel Fixing your broken job specs Marketing that makes a difference Using & misusing recruiters Effective technical interviewing Establishing a scalable process Social media hacks that actually work You’ll leave this tutorial will your head full of practical insights and steps you can immediately take to improve your company's hiring process as well as the inspiration to implement them effectively.