Hiring is not hazing


Aja Hammerly

Job title

Developer Relations Manager




DevRelCon 2021

Tech hiring has a bad reputation for a reason – it’s usually awful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this talk from DevRelCon 2021, Aja dives into what is wrong with many current tech hiring practices and what you can do instead. You’ll learn ways to effectively assess technical ability, what makes a great interview question, how to be more inclusive, the pros and cons of giving homework assignments, and much more.

You’ll leave with ideas to improve your interviews, and ways to influence your company to change its DevRel hiring practices.


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