The More You Give...

This is not a talk

about diversity


CCP: 33%
Resale: 60%
Livenation: 50%

Chapter 1

"Must haves"

  • 4 years of experience
  • Specific frameworks & libraries
  • Particular interests
  • Take-home assessment


  • Experience: Ignores potential
  • Frameworks: Ignores learning capacity
  • Interests: Assumes leisure time to study in
  • Assessment: Great for… young people without dependents

Chapter 2

Inverting the telescope

  • Reverse job specs
  • Frame interviews as conversations
  • Ask the same questions of all candidates
  • Conduct code retrospectives
  • Hire for character not experience


"What are you doing about diversity?"

Invest in the groups trying to put new talent out there

Falling into the

pit of success






continual development: always be hiring

"Game gets game"

I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have

Your Mileage Will Vary

The more you give

Happy Birthday!

The More You Give

By Oliver Turner

The More You Give

A talk given at Formidable London's first birthday party on practical steps companies can take to contribute to greater diversity in our industry and how the resulting talent benefits us all.

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