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by Joel Spolsky
Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Hiring

Until now we've been hiring rarely and quietly, but lately our sales are so strong we can't quite keep up.

My old theory of hiring was to post a job listing on Monster or Craigslist and then sort through the massive pile of unqualified applicants in hopes of finding the needle in the haystack.

That hasn't worked so well. In the future I'm going to try putting up semi-permanent job listings for all the kinds of people we might hire on the Fog Creek website and see if that gets us a slower trickle of more qualified job applicants.

Filmmaker Wanted

We are looking for a talented filmmaker, student or experienced, to make a documentary about the software development process this summer. If you think you're interested, read on for more details!


Have you been wondering about Distributed Version Control? It has been a huge productivity boon for us, so I wrote Hg Init, a Mercurial tutorial—check it out!

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About the author.

I’m Joel Spolsky, co-founder of Fog Creek Software, a New York company that proves that you can treat programmers well and still be highly profitable. Programmers get private offices, free lunch, and work 40 hours a week. Customers only pay for software if they’re delighted. We make Trello, which lets you organize anything, together, FogBugz, enlightened issue tracking software for bug tracking, and Kiln, which provides distributed version control and code reviews. I’m also the co-founder and CEO of Stack Exchange. More about me.

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