Culture Fit and Interviewing Soft Skills
Talk Description: A discussion of the concept of "culture fit" as it's employed in tech companies, and how to determine, as an interviewee, when "culture" considerations might be impacting you. We'll also cover how to hardball interview questions, and how you can judge whether a company is a good fit for you before they've figured out whether you're a good fit for them. If time permits, will include examples of common kinds of interview questions, and possibly some discussion of how to judge offers from companies. 25-30 minutes of presentation, with the rest of the time being dedicated to discussion and questions. Intended audience: Anyone who is interested in getting a job in tech.
Speaker Bio: Maxwell Zimon has been writing software since he was little and had a bowl cut. Right now, he's a senior software engineer working on restaurant technologies at Olo; before that, he wrote music composition and publishing software for Musicnotes. His professional interests include improving the tech hiring process, learning about the .NET CLR, and birds. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his partner and two very important cats.