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Thursday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How to Recruit and Hire More Design & Tech Talent

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How to Recruit and Hire More Design & Tech Talent

Ben Guhin, Head of Design & Technology Policy, City of Austin 
Marni Wilhite, Head of Product, City of Austin

DESCRIPTION: In June 2016, the City of Austin launched its Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows program to bring design and technology experts from the private sector to serve tours of duty as city employees. Over the next 18 months, they hired over 35 specialists in user research, interaction design, engineering, product management, and content strategy, allowing them to build agile, multidisciplinary teams to improve outcomes for residents around recycling, permitting, homelessness, public safety, and digital services infrastructure.

Join two of the founders of Austin’s program as they share practical next steps for improving your recruiting and hiring processes. Among other areas, they’ll speak to how to write and publish positions descriptions that inspire more applicants, how to get the attention of your design and technology communities about opportunities, how to conduct interviews that really assess whether someone will be a great fit in government, and how to to get applicants to take the plunge and accept the most meaningful job they’ll ever have.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone in state or local government who’s looking to recruit and hire more design and technology talent CTO/CIOs.

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 204