March 8-10, 2017
Montreal, Canada

Moneyball on the Keyboard: Scouting Talented Developers

The central premise of Moneyball is that the collected wisdom of baseball insiders is subjective and flawed. Like baseball, the tech industry has a poor history of evaluating talent by favoring biased perspectives over objective analysis. As a baseball scout turned web developer and team lead, I will explore how the lessons I learned in my former career can help surface undervalued skills to enable us all to make better hiring decisions.

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Adam Jonas

Flatiron School

Adam Jonas is the Managing Director of Engineering at The Flatiron School in NYC. In a former life, he worked in scouting and player development in professional baseball.

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