On the surface, it makes sense to look at the candidate's code, to see what they can do – it is right there, in public, right? James Coglan makes a rather convincing argument why this is a really terrible way to hire.
Why GitHub is not your CV – The If Works
Two days ago, Ashe Dryden published an article I’ve been desperately wishing someone would write for months: The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community. It’s a detailed, well-researched take-down of the seemingly quite popular myth that open-source contributions are a useful way to screen …