Hiring great people is one of the most important objectives for any business, but also one of the biggest challenges. It can mean success or failure, especially for growing companies. We’re lucky to have hired some exceptional developers and engineers since we started, but it’s not been easy and we’re constantly battling to recruit.
We’re not alone in this struggle. Many other technology companies in London and the South-East of England compete against banks and corporates with deep pockets and high profiles. Graduates and others fresh to the industry can be quickly seduced by university milkround pitches or lavish recruitment budgets of large companies.
However this Sunday (30th October), some of the leading UK tech startups — including globaldev — are fighting back by grouping together at the second Silicon Milkroundabout recruitment fair at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. Targeted at computer science graduates, the event aims to attract hundreds of bright developers to meet with and raise awareness of exciting local startups.
The first Silicon Milkroundabout attracted over 900 developers for 45 startups and 200 jobs. This time 100 startups offering over 500 jobs so we expect it to be even more popular! We’re one of the top sponsors and will be bringing along Ross, Jason, Jim, Tom, and Barry to meet attendees. We’re looking for Ruby software engineers and Ruby on Rails developers to join the team in Windsor (or remote) to help us expand quickly over the next few months and work on a series of new web, mobile and social projects. We’ll also be bringing some swag / goodies and special offers for people we sign-up, interview, employ and who make it through their 3-month probation!
Register to attend or find out more. If you’re attending, come say hello at our booth! If you can’t make it but you’re interested in one of our vacancies we’d still love to hear from you so do get in touch.
After the fantastic success of last year’s BarCamp London, it didn’t take globaldev long to decide to sponsor this year’s event! For those people wondering just what BarCamp thing is, there’s a good introduction to BarCamps for those new to the concept on the BCL site. This is just one small way in which we’re attempting to give back to the UK development community that we’ve been a part of for so long. In addition to the sponsorship, we’re aiming to have a number of the team there on the weekend presenting, talking, hacking and learning along with everyone else. For now, it’s down to work coming up with something to match our awesome Werewolf cards from last year’s attendee swag bag…
We look forward to meeting / seeing you at both events this weekend
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