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How tech recruiting has adapted to the modern day


Jeff Szczepanski, COO at Stack Overflow, discusses the various ways tech recruiting has changed with the industry. 

Fifty years ago, software engineers were scarce. Fewer computers meant fewer people who needed to know how to use them and how to develop for them.

But as we’ve become more and more reliant on technology for everyday activities, computers and software development have become woven into the fabric of society: new products and companies are emerging every day. And, because of this, education around computers and technology had to evolve beyond the preserve of a few elite universities.

As the need for developers has become even more pressing, the tactics used to fill technical roles have also had to become more sophisticated, integrating modern technology and recruiting methods....