20 minutes



In my previous talk "Turning humans into developers with Perl" I have talked about the roles and responsibilities of a mentor. You can watch the previous talk on YouTube from TPCiG 2018 or LPW 2017. It's not required, but might be helpful.

In this prequel, I am now going to explain how to hire the right junior developers or trainees. I will explore what qualities and soft skills to look for and how to figure out if someone really wants to be a developer. The methods I will talk about have been used successfully in Germany as well as the UK.

In my current role as a Perl developer and mentor at Oleeo I have been doing a lot of hiring. Because Oleeo's product is based around providing the hiring process for other companies, we have a unique position to work with individual processes for this. 

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