Software Practices

TH23 How to Interview a Developer


3:30pm - 4:45pm

Level: Introductory

Billy Hollis

Developer. Designer. Speaker. Author.

Most developers end up interviewing candidates for their team at some point, but few receive any instruction in how to do it. During this session, you'll hear from a veteran team leader and developer with more than 400 interviews under his belt will cover the basics, including general approach, questions to ask, and other tips for more reliable evaluation before, during, and after interviews. This session can yield many tangible benefits, including an increased retention rate.

You will learn:

  • Questions to ask when interviewing a developer, with deeper analysis of what each question reveals
  • Common interview mistakes and how to avoid them
  • The most important non-technical aspects of a candidate you need to discern during an interview