Maybe the best “thoughtful” video I’ve seen from Ze. I was nodding so hard during the time he was talking about interviewing candidates.
“I’ve been wanting to learn/do more X but haven’t been asked to at work.” I’m sorry, what? You have a computer at home, you have the internet, what’s stopping you?
As someone who feels compelled to create and execute the ideas that come to me, I find it hard to see true passion in those who don’t share that trait. The ones that are passionate are the ones I want to be around as friends and work with as colleagues.
I wanted to utilize the WP 3.6 heartbeat API in an app I’m working on. I also wanted to include this feature before WordPress 3.6 officially shipped, so that meant it had to be compatible with WordPress 3.5.x as well.
Turns out, it’s really easy. The heartbeat API looks excellent.
UPDATE: this is a clever solution. (thanks Mark) I recently wrote about the problem with PwdHash and have started making the move to 1Password as a result of my deliberations. I’ve discovered that 1Password has it’s own primary flaw: you need a device to access your passwords. With PwdHash I could always generate a password…
So we instituted a new rule: If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, “man, that’s awesome!” just once.
I really like this idea. I think it would encourage a new hire to feel less tentative – that they are allowed take initiative and pursue an idea. New ideas can be incredibly valuable to an organization.