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Entries published on October 19, 2015

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Destroy all hiring processes

Finding work as a software person kind of sucks sometimes.

Actually, let me strike the “kind of” from that sentence. It just sucks, full stop. Plenty of people have complained that being on the hiring side of the equation is terrible — we don’t have any reliable ways to identify people who know how to code and do it well. And it’s true: we, as an industry, suck at this. Even among the most common demographics for developers (American, male, white, skewing young and middle-class background), we are absolutely abysmal at this, and we only get worse when trying to draw …

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