Delivery and Deployment

VSH03 How to Interview a Developer


8:00am - 9:15am

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. In this session, 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. Previous attendees for this session have said it yielded many tangible benefits to their team, including an increase in their retention rate.

You will learn:

  • The preparation you need to take to make an interview productive
  • Potential questions to ask interviewees, and learn what each question is designed to discover
  • How to avoid tipping off interviewees about the answers you'd like to hear