Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

A Guide to Hiring for your Startup

Date: This event took place live on April 30 2015

Presented by: Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Choosing the right people is far more important than choosing the right product, marketing strategy, tech stack, or coding methodology. That means hiring is the most important thing you do. It's also one of the hardest.

In this talk, I'll describe how to hire for your startup, including finding co-founders, early hires, and later hires. I'll discuss what to look for in a candidate, where to find candidates, how to interview them, and how to make an offer they can't refuse.

This talk is based on my own experiences at LinkedIn and TripAdvisor, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest, and others. Check out the book Hello, Startup for more info.

About Yevgeniy Brikman

Hello there! I'm Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman. I'm a programmer, writer, speaker, and traveler. I got my BS and Masters in Computer Science at Cornell University, started my career at several big companies (Cisco Systems, Thomson Financial, Cornell University), and then made the jump into the startup world (LinkedIn, TripAdvisor). Along the way, I got the chance to work on enterprise products, hiring tools, scalable infrastructure, company culture, engineering branding, travel apps, VoIP software, innovation programs, and much more. Currently, I'm writing the book Hello, Startup: A Programmer's Guide to Building Products, Technologies, and Teams.

Twitter: @brikis98