Whether you’re a recruiter or job searcher, matching talented employees with the right company can be painful. HackerX flips this dynamic, throwing passive recruiting events world-wide – a.k.a, speed dating for developers.
On Wednesday night, Whereoware and HackerX invited local businesses to meet with talented front-end developers in the D.C. metro region. It was great to meet representatives from ManTech, CapitalOne, Geico, Cvent, DigitalGlobe, Nolij Consulting, Deloitte, Sandboxx, and APT and get to know their businesses better. Whereoware supplied the space (our new headquarters in Chantilly, Va.), and the all-important-to-painless-networking pizza and booze.
Dozens of developers came to spend five minutes talking with each business about their skills and goals, before moving on to the next. HackerX’s speed dating approach lets job seekers meet with 10-20 local businesses in less than two hours and the fun, casual environment relieves the interview pressure.
A big thanks to HackerX for getting us involved and to all the talented developers that came by. We had a blast and look forward to hosting more events in the future. Check out some highlights from the event below.
(Seeking a new opportunity? Check out our open positions, and if we don’t have a relevant opening for you right now, feel free to send over your resume anyway. We’re always looking for fresh faces and skills. )