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18 February
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Let’s Build a New Image for Technical Recruiting

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What‘s the first organic search result in Google when you type in “technical recruiting?”

Since Google personalizes search results, for me, the answer was a blog titled, “Why are technical recruiters so clueless?”, by none other than the creator of Ruby on Rails web development framework – David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp, known in the software community as DHH. In this blog, David Heinemeier Hansson opened with –

“Are there any recruiters working in technology who get it? Anyone putting in just a minimum of effort to appear even half-way competent? If so, they need to speak up. The reputation of their profession is being soiled by completely clueless hacks.”

DHH then included an actual email that he received from a recruiter, urging him to apply for “a rapidly expanding, VC-funded tech startup positioned squarely on top of the social media marketing revolution.” Read more…

18 September
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Geek Language Quiz 1

taking a test or quizIn this “Geek Language Quiz” series, we’ll list some commonly asked questions about technical terms, especially for recruiting purposes, and their answers. Test and score yourself on your understanding of the Geek language. Have fun!

Q. How are Java and JavaScript related?

A. They are not related for the most part. Java is an general-purpose programming language. JavaScript is most commonly used for interacting with end users, such as in a web application users see in a browser.  However, with the introduction of Node.js, JavaScript is also used for backend development.

Q. What is Open Source Software? Read more…