Cassandra Faris

Information & Communications Technology

Professional Networking Personal Branding Social Media Hiring Interviewing Employee Engagement Career Growth Recruiting Mental Health Employee Happiness Communication People Management Soft Skills Agile Mindset Agile Leadership

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Building an Effective Interview Framework

Growing your team is about more than just hiring the people with the strongest technical skills. The interview process is about making sure the people that join your team fit into the larger picture. In this workshop, you will learn how to identify the needs of your specific team. Through hands-on exercises and guided discussions, you will create a unique interviewing framework that considers your team’s technical and non-technical needs. This framework will compare those needs with the strengths and weaknesses of potential team members. Then, you will apply your framework to common scenarios to help make more informed and effective interviewing decisions. Finally, we will discuss how to take this framework back into the real world.


Cassandra Faris

Community Manager at SaltStack

Cassandra Faris is passionate about the human side of technology. She is the Community Manager at SaltStack, an event-driven security, cloud, and configuration management software company. Her career has focused on supporting tech professionals through training, community outreach, marketing, hiring, mentoring, and employee engagement. She is an international speaker who specializes in teaching people how to communicate, be more effective team members, and advance their careers. She is President of the Stir Scholarship for women pursuing technology degrees and President Emeritus of the DogFoodCon tech conference. She has an MBA in Organizational Leadership. When she's not busy with the tech community, she is an avid tabletop gamer, runner, and soccer fan who travels as much as possible.


I'm an international speaker who specializes in teaching professional skills to technical audiences.

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