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

Repairing the Broken Technical Interview

We often talk about tech interviews and how they’re a broken system. But why do we keep using them in the industry? How do we fix them? What are we missing by not making technical interviews better?

This workshop is designed to think through our interview processes. We’ll talk about the information an interview should give you and how hiring decisions impact your team. We’ll think through the parts that work and the parts that don’t. After some discussion, we’ll talk about the good ways to interview (and why), and what we can do to make your company’s interviews better. You will collaborate, share, and practice interviewing techniques. You’ll leave with better interviewing skills to take back to your team and make more effective hires.

This workshop will be co-presented with a software developer. Drawing on our experiences, we’ll help people understand how and why they’re interviewing and give them chances to improve their interviewing skills as they add new members to their teams.


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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