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Behold, The Power of the Programmers

An LA-based investor recently told us, “Northern California is hyper competitive for engineers, and companies are always luring developers away from each other. Our community is smaller and no one wants to burn bridges. We’ve got lower staff turnover.” At first I was skeptical, but a recent story on Hacker News now has me convinced.

On January 16, Bay Area developers will convene in Mountain View to stage the first “reverse job fair”. Hosted by tech community center Hacker Dojo, a group of well-established software engineers, testers and project managers will welcome potential employers to visit their booths and check out science fair-style presentations of their programming projects. While much of the documentation of these projects is available via GitHub and the developers’ personal websites, employers can ask candidates questions and get a feel for their personalities and interests. To attend the reverse job fair, you can sign up to the Google Group.

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