This time last year I was doing a lots of tests for job interviews, and I was practicing with https://adventofcode.com I know there’s various data structures and algorithms you can learn to make these easier (and I hope to come back to some of my favourites in a later post), but there’s a general approach I … More How I approach coding challenges
Thanks to everyone who came to my CodeCraftConf session today, and to the organisers for all their hard work. Here’s the questions I asked, and I’ll follow up with my thoughts from the discussion. Successfully Growing A Team When is it time to grow your team? How do you deal with resistance from existing team … More CodeCraftConf 2018 : Successfully Growing A Team
Around 18 months ago, I decided I needed a new job. It took almost 8 months to find my current job, and I swayed between wanting to leave and wanting to stay. In the end I discovered that I was finding excuses to stay because I’d been there long enough, and made enough friends, to … More How do you know when it’s time to move job?
When things are tough, do them often, to get more practice, as Sky Betting discuss in their recent blog post. It’s certainly something that I’ve noticed as we’ve moved to more regular releases, more regular planning and reducing feedback cycles. One big thing I’m still learning how to do, where that doesn’t apply, is adding … More Bootstrapping new developers
Many thanks to everyone who attended the #DunDDD open discussion on recruitment. I would like to follow up the discussion we had about what interviewees should do with an online discussion about what employers should do. This will be held on Google+ on Thursday 29th at 7pm. See here for details and to sign up … More #DunDDD follow up recruitment discussion Thursday 29th November : What should companies offer?
I’ve been invited to run a group discussion on recruitment at DunDDD, and to kick off the thinking, I want to know what topics you want to discuss, either as a job hunter, or looking for staff. What do you think about interview techniques, probation periods and recruitment agencies? What, apart from salary, do you … More DunDDD : What do you think about recruitment in the IT industry?