Hiring Manager: "We're looking for someone with expert python, puppet, ansible, and systems administration knowledge. They also need to have experience using or working with OpenStack, have strong communication skills, and for good measure they should probably also want to travel a lot and maybe also play a musical instrument."
Recruiter: *cries/laughs/sighs* "So, you need a purple squirrel."
Are you a recruiter or hiring manager looking to expand your team? Or an engineer new to OpenStack who wants to know what skills will help you succeed in the OpenStack community? I'll discuss tips and tricks for screening and interviewing so you can get the best candidates for your team. I'll also talk about the traits and skills that are the best indicators for success for someone new to the OpenStack community, and what red flags to watch out for in interviews. The hiring process is daunting, but you'll leave this talk re-charged and ready to go find some purple squirrels!
Recruiters and hiring managers will learn how to better focus their recruiting efforts on the right candidates, and also how to improve their hiring process overall. Others will learn about what characteristics make for a more successful OpenStack (and open source software, in general) contributor.