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How to Hire Coders

As a User Group Manager I get hit up by companies, recruiters and individuals all the time about how to find coders or how to find good companies to work for.

Check out this article on There is a lot of great insite on how your company can find coders but I would encourage developers to check this out too. There is a lot of good insite for the type of companies you should be looking to work for.

Understand them: In order to pry them away from their current job, you need a strong lure, and you need to understand what their motivations are to craft something tempting. The best programmers often aren’t driven by money, so figure out if they’re after more responsibility, independence, the chance to work with cutting-edge technology or recognition from their peers. Sit down with them over coffee, join them on a hike, spend time with them however you can. Once you know what makes them tick, you can build an offer that’s hard for them to refuse.

Here are the numbers …. Know what you are worth


A 12-month comparison by Janco indicated that mean compensation, which included bonuses, for all IT executive positions in large enterprises surveyed stood at $143,378, which was a marginal increase from the previous $142,753. Contrastingly, in the case of mid-sized enterprises, there seemed to be a slight decrease in the mean compensation, $125,079 from the previous $126,031.

The Bike I Want

Posted from: TN, USA

I went looking at bikes this past weekend. I think I am settling on a Harley. I was really suppressed at the price of the entry level prices on brand new bikes. Anyway I am for sure going to go with the 1200 Sportster but I don’t like the paint that they put on them so the pictures of the 883 (mat black) is the paint that I am going to have to have put on the 1200 when I finally do buy one. Maybe by the time I am ready to pull the trigger I can land a nice used one for even less.