Abstract: Few things will ruin a great team faster than a bad hire, but there are few resources to help you hire better. In fact, most advice for hiring programmers is bad advice because it is applicable to very few teams and organizations. In this session, you’ll learn a hiring playbook that covers both technical ability and team fit. It includes the three types of programmers and how to decide which is best for your unique needs; the eight factors that reveal if programmers will play well together; how to talk about your opportunity so it attracts the right people; and how to perform interviews that are fun and informative. This session will help you stop winging it and make your next teammate a great choice.