Link to “Interviewing a Programmer”

On Artima, a treasure trove of technical articles, there’s a great article How to Interview a Programmer. Note that the points the people in the article make are:

  • Look for talent, not skills
  • Ask them to critique something (Pete McBreen describes a small audition)
  • Ask them to solve a problem
  • Look at their code (always make sure you’re not asking to violate their non-disclosure agreement)
  • Find out what books they read
  • Ask about a people problem
  • Get to know them

All good ideas. I’ve added the link to my blogroll on the left.

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