Open Source North
How to Structure and Conduct Developer Interviews to Minimize Bias

Humans are full of bias and we know it, it’s our job to recognize our biases and address them proactively. In our professional lives as developers, one of the first places people run into bias is the interview process. Bias can affect how the pipeline gets filled, how applications are reviewed, how interview templates are created, how the interviews are staffed, and the actual interview experience itself. I have crafted and conducted numerous developer interviews, and in this session I’ll share how equity is built into the process at Coforma to ensure that our interview process is human-centric, fair, and above all: kind.
Participants will walk away with clear tactics for checking their own biases and how to advocate for equitable interview practices that better enable a diverse range of developers to advance their careers.

Casie Siekman

Director of Engineering