7 Unconventional Ways to Hire the Best Tech Talent
Host Hacker Challenges
Remember the scene from The Social Network in which programmers were racing the clock, coding, and doing shots—with the goal of landing a job at The Facebook? If you can put together a great challenge for programmers, you're not only targeting the best, most competitive hackers with a passion for what they do, you're also screening for skill. Plus, you're showing candidates you understand what they do, appreciate their talents, and can stimulate them. Can't hack the all-night coding marathon? Post a challenge online, or on a billboard, a la Google.