Time is money. And recruiting the right people takes time. But when developers are pulled away from projects to interview and assess candidates, time is also innovation and product velocity. The hiring process is a substantial, and often unmeasured, cost to the business. That’s why leaders need to find a way to optimize the costliest […]

Recruiting top talent takes a combination of creativity and diligence. Technology makes it incredibly easy to reach a wide audience of qualified job-seekers. But, consistently interviewing applicants, especially programmers, gets complicated. Layer in a very competitive developer hiring landscape and you’ve got yourself an uphill journey to fill any open req in a timely way. […]

By Amanda Richardson, CEO To borrow liberally from the Grateful Dead: what a long strange trip 2020’s been. Strange though it was, it’s good to take a look back on an unsettling year, personally and professionally, and take stock of how we did. As a CEO, I feel remarkably fortunate to report that CoderPad weathered the […]

By Amanda Richardson, CEO Everyone’s looking to 2021 as if the calendar flip from December 31st to January 1 will be the magical cure-all for one of the worst years on record. Frankly, I’m grateful to put 2020 behind us and enter a new year with optimism and hope. However, we’re all old enough to know […]

CoderPad is a small start-up but we’ve set out to do something mighty – transform technical interviewing so every candidate can showcase their skills in an authentic way and every company can make the best possible hires as a result.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve noticed a curious theme in my conversations with current and potential customers. It’s this…regret. These companies regret making such deep cuts to their respective workforces just a couple of months ago because now they’re in the market once again for talent.

Product inspiration can come from anywhere. Earlier this summer, inspiration struck us from an unlikely source – an article on what was wrong with technical interviewing that blew up in Hacker News.

Earlier this summer, as part of marking Juneteenth, I wrote about what our small but mighty company would do to be thoughtful, intentional and active in anti-racism efforts. We committed to sharing our progress, good and bad, on a quarterly basis.

David Jiang, Senior Software Engineer at Airbnb, dropped in (virtually speaking, of course) to talk through his perspective as a hiring manager designing a smart and fair technical interview process.

Here’s the truth – the good candidates want to show you what they can do and the good hiring managers want to see it. I’m really excited to share the new feature we’ve built that will help both candidates and companies get their wish. Public Take-Homes goes live today.