location_city Sydney schedule Dec 6th 11:10 - 11:40 AM AEDT place The Loft

In the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to be a hiring manager of more than 20 developers and be involved in many more hiring process.

I have to say I wasn't the best hiring manager a few years ago but with each new role and each new candidate, I have learned a lot about hiring great talent, from how to write good job advertisements, how to structure your interviews, how to make the best out of an hour face-to-face interviews with each candidate, how to read and understand body language and last but not least, how to decide who is the best person for your organisation.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

My talk will be divided into 5 topics, and in each topic, I'll share best practices to attract great talent and make the best hires for your organisation.

  1. How to write good job advertisements
  2. How to structure your interviews
  3. How to make the best out of each face-to-face interview
  4. How to read and understand body language
  5. How to decide who is the best person for your organisation

Learning Outcome

At the end of this session, audience will walk away with strategies and know-how that will help them with hiring the best technical talent.

Target Audience

Hiring managers for technical talent

Prerequisites for Attendees

An open mind and a sense of humour!



schedule Submitted 5 years ago

  • Isabel Nyo

    Isabel Nyo - How to survive and thrive as an engineering leader

    Isabel Nyo
    Isabel Nyo
    Development Manager
    schedule 5 years ago
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    30 Mins

    You were a superstar developer! You wrote elegant code, you understood how things were put together behind the scene and you were the go-to person for any technical issue or question about the organisation's code base.

    And because of that, you got promoted. The saying about what made you successful in your previous role won't necessarily work in your new role couldn't be more right.

    As an engineering leader who once used to be a superstar developer, how do you survive and then thrive in your new role?

    I will be sharing with you everything I have learned and observed in the last five years as an engineering manager, all the struggles I had and my strategies for how to not only be an effective engineering leader but also enjoying my job.