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Re: [ProgSoc] Interview with the Vampire
On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 02:47:50AM +1000, David Shoon wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, jedd wrote:
> > If you're going to employ someone short-term, it's a lesser
> > issue, but if you're going to have someone work with you
> > for more than a few weeks I think it pays to go through a
> > much more thorough assessment process. In the case of
> > a programmer, the best assessment is to actually look at
> > their code.
> Actually, what better way to do this than to ask, "Can I see if you've
> done any open source projects?"
Done, or contributed? Few people will ever start a project (rather like
those the number of people who write an OS), most will contribute.
> This way, their code will have already been judged by others.
As Jedd said, sometimes it isn't the code but being able to see how they
interact with others and/or document which matters more.
`` We are shaped by our thoughts, we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never
leaves. '' -- Buddha, The Dhammapada
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