Abstract: Few things will ruin a great job faster than a bad hire, but there are very few resources to help you hire better. In fact, most programmers and hiring managers have little or no training in hiring programmers and just wing it. In this session, you’ll learn that most advice for hiring programmers could be setting you up for failure because it is applicable to very few teams and organizations. You’ll learn how to decide which programmer type is best for your project; the eight factors that reveal if a programmer will be a good fit for your team; how to talk about your project so it stands out from the crowd; and how to perform programmer interviews that are fun and revealing. This session will help you make your next teammate a great fit.