San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
I have graduated University of Reading in 2001 doing BSc in Cybernetics and Control Engineering, and completed a MSc in Computer Science in 2003. Since 2004 I have been working as a PHP developer, and have been doing it ever since. Outside of work I play guitar and I referee basketball, which I used to play till recently.
How to do interviews properly - look from both sides
As software developers, we are in great demand. There are lots of companies out there looking for good developers, but how do we know what companies are good to work for?
We will look into how to set yourself up for the interview as a candidate, and what signs to look for. There is a clear list of indicators and questions we should ask, that will give us a clear understanding of the way a company is organised.
But what happens if a developer has to be the one conducting the interview?
Here we will switch things around, as we will go through the way the interviews should be conducted from the interviewer side. We will see what questions to ask, and how to gauge the answers from the candidate. We will look into how to structure the interview, and what techniques to use.
Finally we will go over some of the interview basics and how to navigate the usual pitfalls of the job marketplace.
Overall by following these steps, we should make the job hunt easier, and more pleasurable for all involved.
5 Minute Lightning Talk
We've introduced a new 5 minute lightning talk each month especially for local PHP folks to briefly show something to the PHP Hampshire audience. This could be anything from something cool you've been working on, an awesome tool you've discovered, or even trying out an idea for a longer talk.
This month's lightning talk will be by TBC.
Follow us on Twitter @phphants for updates on this and any future events.
Also join our IRC channel, #phph on Freenode, or join directly at http://phphants.co.uk/chat.
We are always on the lookout for speakers for events - give us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try fitting you in!
- 19:00 Arrival
- 19:25 Welcome Announcement
- 19:30 TBC
- 19:40 Stanko Markovic
- 20:40 Closing Remarks
- 20:45 Social at Brewhouse & Kitchen Portsmouth
When & Where
PHP Hampshire is a PHP User Group aiming to help people learn, share our knowledge and support the PHP community in Hampshire.