Recruiting at All Ages and Stages for Technical Talent
Recruiting top technical talent is one of the most important undertakings for a tech company at any stage of its development. It can be a tricky process, though: knowing what skills you require at your company at any given time and fine tuning how you appeal to developers changes continually. The Denver workforce has the skills, and a strong economy has companies fighting for the same talent. This panel will talk about the best tactics for recruiting, whether you’re a 100-person company or an early stage startup, and how to scale recruiting at each stage.
Dave Bacon, CSM, CSPO, BWBacon Group
Enthusiastic business leader, investor and entrepreneur with 21 years' experience in technology services and staffing. Dave's company, BWBacon Group, has been recognized as a 2016 'Best Places to Work', a 2015 'Top 50 Colorado Companies to Watch' and has been on the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies 3 times. Dave is on the board of 3 non-profits supporting music and education and he is Regional Learning Director for the Entrepreneur's Organization (EO).
Ingrid is a software engineer and founder of Quick Left, a software development company, which was acquired by Cognizant in 2016. With deep roots in the Colorado technology community and many years experience as both a developer and leader, Ingrid is always interested in exploring the intersection of technology and human connection. The Quick Left team is now called The Studio, and is currently part of Cognizant's Accelerator working on incubating internal product development. Ingrid hires for The Studio team as well as heads up the Mentor Network for the Accelerator.
Josh is VP of People Operations at Gutcheck, and has 15 years of human resources experience, and most recently at SendGrid where he helped the company scale from 40 to 400 people, and holds a bachelor's degree of science in I/O psychology from Colorado State University.
Jake Meier, CTO Tendril
Jake brings more than decade of leadership and technology management experience to Tendril. He has a passion for lean-development, highly-scalable-systems, building world-class teams, cloud-computing, hyphenated-words, and the culture that makes start-ups innovative, productive, and fun.
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