After interviewing and hiring hundreds of engineers over the past 12+ years I have come up with a few checklists. I wanted to share one of those with you so you could conduct comprehensive interviews of QA Engineers for your team.
I use this checklist when I review incoming resumes and during the interview. It keeps me from missing areas that ensure a good team and technology fit. I hope you make good use of them. If you think there are good questions or topics that I have missed - get in touch with me!
Silicon Valley is an iconic place for technology. Many people say this is the place for the “best and the brightest.”. Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Twitter and other top companies draw a lot of talent form all over the world and the largest chunk of VC capital goes to companies in the Bay Area, so it seems like moving here is a no brainer!
The real situation is actually not that simple, I believe there are three scenarios where it makes sense, but in many cases living in the Bay yields disappointing results. The cost of living, housing situation, homeless catastrophe make places like San Francisco a lot less appealing to a lot of people. So in what situations does it make sense to move to SF?
Startup founder raising millions
There are many places to be a startup founder, but if you are looking to raise capital the largest pool of VC money is in the Bay Area. There is an established network, events and conferences which give founders an opportunity to pitch more people th…
Software development involves a great deal of collaboration. One of the most basic blocks of collaboration on a software development team is a code review. There have been many different ways of doing code reviews over time, some of this has been dictated by the tools available. Git and online source collaboration tools created a set of best practices that are worthwhile of adopting on any team.
About a month ago I have looked at various articles about how to best create a Pull Request (PR) and do a code review and the attached presentation is the result of this research. The presentation can help you guide your team and develop a set of collaboration practices that works for your particular situation.
It’s good to start out with why to seek a code review. Having clarity about your intentions helps you guide the person helping you with code reviews and also to manage your expectations about you can get out of the code review. The reasons for seeking a code review are generally …