The Developer Hiring Process is Broken

This article seemed so promising, but by the end I didn’t understand how the RPI — “critical to Pivotal’s success” — is different from any compassionately administered whiteboard coding exercise. The primary elements in the RPI seem to be two way evaluation (implying respect for both the interviewers and the interviewee), two way technical conversation (encompassing the social aspect of coding), and the allowance of repeated attempts after clarification of mistakes. If you’ve figured out a way of scaling up to a thousand interviews the habits of compassion and respect, then that’s a big win right there.