How to tell if you failed a job interview: The next steps test.

How do you know if your job interview went well? Will you get a callback? So, you finished a job interview. You have no idea if you’re going to get the job. You don’t think you bombed the interview, but, they didn’t hire you on the spot either. You seemed to get along with the […]

The new rules of job-hunting during COVID19

“I didn’t know Steve liked pink!” you think in surprise, the first time you see him at home. “Wow, Natalie sure is messy!” For many first-time remote workers, video-chat is a sneak-peek into the homes and private lives of people you used to only see at the office. Our Zoom and Slack business calls add […]

Employer sponsored healthcare – for your pet?

Remote work and ping pong used to be limited to a handful of tech startups. Today, companies offer quirky benefits to stay competitive. Hatch IT is a developer-friendly startup with a membership model that helps other startups scale engineering teams. We analyzed our clients’ benefits packages over 3 years and noticed some exciting trends: DC […]

DC Do-Good List 2020

Our first annual list of tech nonprofits and volunteer opportunities for software engineers, coders, and developers in the DC metro area. Are you a software engineer, coder, programmer, or developer in the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) metro area interested in volunteering your time with a nonprofit organization in tech? Whether you’re interested in mentoring students, […]

How to engage your Meetup community (beyond people who show up to events)

For a year now, we’ve helped organize tech-focused Meetup groups in the D.C. metro area. Attendance has been continuously rising since we started, but we’ve seen a drop recently with the caution around COVID-19. Last October, we helped organize a DC Python Meetup that got 141 RSVPs. Our upcoming DC Python Meetup in March is […]

How to Screen Out a Bad Technical Recruiter – A Checklist

by: Deb Recruiters get a bad rap. I could see why the moment I entered the industry. Engineers have told me horror stories about everything: spam emails, cold calls, ghosting, lies, and even distributing resumes/applications without permission. I’ve heard it all. And I get it. But I love what I do and here’s why: I get to change that […]