JCrete® http://podcasts.jcrete.org/ Session recordings and material from the hottest Java unconference in the world. Podcast Generator 2.6 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:07:22 +0200 en Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0. http://podcasts.jcrete.org/images/itunes_image.png JCrete® http://podcasts.jcrete.org/ Session recordings and material from the hottest Java unconference in the world. JCrete® Podcasts JCrete® JCrete® podcasts@jcrete.org yes Working Remotely A discussion covering the pros and cons of being a remote worker (mostly in the software industry) Author(s): Dimitar Dimitrov

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A discussion covering the pros and cons of being a remote worker (mostly in the software industry) http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-25_jcrete_2018_-_working_remotely.mp3 http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-25_jcrete_2018_-_working_remotely.mp3 44:07 podcasts@jcrete.org (JCrete®) JCrete® no Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Financial Services What is the future of financial services and what should we expect in the future. Discussion about the current state of financial services and what other improvements can be made in the future. Session shared ideas about blockchain technology, current legal EU directives (PSD 2) and online banks. 

- Authors: Miguel Rodriguez

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What is the future of financial services and what should we expect in the future. http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-21_day4_session3_go_in_practice-iakovos_nomikosedited.mp3 http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-21_day4_session3_go_in_practice-iakovos_nomikosedited.mp3 1:02:54 podcasts@jcrete.org (JCrete®) JCrete® no Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Technical Interviews Technical interviews are a labour-intensive part of the process of hiring skilled developers.  What’s the best way to conduct a coding interview? How important are they? Are there other/better ways of accessing coding competency? Technical interviews, particularly coding stations, are a very labour-intensive part of the process of hiring skilled developers.  How important is it actually to have a coding station in the recruitment process?  What’s the best way of conducting a successful coding station?  How much time should be put into it?  How much flexibility should be given to the candidate in the choice of OS/IDE/language?  Are there other/better ways of determining that the candidate is a competent coder?

 

In this session, participants outlined and compared their technical/coding interview practices.  Several participants described a similar setup: having senior developers work together with the candidate for an hour or more on an interesting coding problem.  The consensus seemed to be that, if only for the purpose of weeding out frauds, some form of coding station was essential for all but the most experienced hires.  Opinions were divided on whether the coding station must involve actually sitting behind a keyboard and writing code. Several people stating a preference for simply trying to gauge passion in the candidate – just get the candidate to describe something they enjoy working on (this approach, while often being preferred by seasoned interviewers, is often frowned upon by HR, who tend to prefer more objective/repeatable interview stations).  Comparisons were made (and contrasts pointed out) between processes for recruiting for junior and senior positions.  The session also included a more general discussion of the recruitment process, the pros and cons of take-home- and automated coding tests (and also named a couple of good systems for implementing this, such as Codility), and comparisons of our different experiences with technical recruiters.

 

Overall, it was an interesting discussion. Although nothing ground-breaking was touched upon, it was nice to compare notes, and to learn that one’s own experience in conducting technical interviews was very similar to that of other participants.

 

Author(s)

Jonathan Ross (Topic initiator, moderator of sorts.)

 

Major contributions to the discussions came from:

Andrzej Grzesik

Tomasz Borek

Marcus Hirt

Rabea Gransberger

Kirk Pepperdine

And several others whose names I can’t recall.

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Technical interviews are a labour-intensive part of the process of hiring skilled developers.  What’s the best way to conduct a coding interview? How important are they? Are there other/better ways of accessing coding competency? http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-21_day3_session1_technical_interviews-jonathan_rossedited.mp3 http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2018-09-21_day3_session1_technical_interviews-jonathan_rossedited.mp3 48:23 podcasts@jcrete.org (JCrete®) JCrete® Technical Interviews no Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:35:34 +0300
Developing with Purpose and Human Interaction Protocol - Kon Soulianidis and Kees Jan Koster (Session 10) An API for dealing with your coworkers / Integrating Systems thinking with Lean or Agile techniques This was a joint session around a the ‘meta’ of Software Delivery – engaging with coworkers and aligning goals to measures that are important to the company you work for.Developing with Purpose was a discussion on how the development methodology used by your team, actually fit the business values and measures. Would you say your dev process ‘coincided’ with generating business value? If not why not?Human Interaction Protocol discussed the way to engage with certain kinds of personality types in your team, along with the how the steps of skills acquisition and mastery define how we interact with team members.  What are the best ways to engage our colleagues of different skill levels to keep them engaged when talking to us.

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An API for dealing with your coworkers / Integrating Systems thinking with Lean or Agile techniques http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2017-07-31_session_10__developing_with_purpose_and_human_interaction_protocol_-_kon_soulianidis_and_kees_jan_koster.mp3 http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2017-07-31_session_10__developing_with_purpose_and_human_interaction_protocol_-_kon_soulianidis_and_kees_jan_koster.mp3 57:31 podcasts@jcrete.org (JCrete®) JCrete® no Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:15:00 +0300
Emotional Processing - Cliff Click (Session 6) Introverts and self-worth Programmers often struggle with inter-personal communication.  Cliff Click takes us down an emotional road of how to cope with salary negotiation and conflict resolution.

Blog writeup by Cliff Click

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Introverts and self-worth http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2017-07-29_session_6__emotional_processing_-_cliff_click.mp3 http://podcasts.jcrete.org/?name=2017-07-29_session_6__emotional_processing_-_cliff_click.mp3 1:00:30 podcasts@jcrete.org (JCrete®) JCrete® no Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +0300