Technical Talent: How to Hire the Next Generation

28th September 2017
The Fable, London

Did you know that NEW developers in the UK and Ireland have an annual salary of around £23k ($35k)?

In our past breakfast event on September 28th, we looked at the next generation of technical talent and how to engage and then ultimately hire them in a market suffering from a severe skills shortage. Ben Taylor, Strategic Account Manager at StackOverflow jumped into the deep end by showcasing numbers and insight from StackOverflow's recent Developer Ecosystem report on the education of emerging tech talent.

This was followed by Catalina Schveninger, Global Head of Resourcing & Employer Brand at Vodafone as she talked to us about how Vodafone is encouraging more young women to code through their #CodeLikeAGirl program. This recently launched initiative is empowering women and helping young people increase their skill set through technology.


This event covered


- Tech hubs in the UK and Ireland

- Languages and technologies developers want to work with

- The new ways developers learn

- Salary of new developers

- Influence of formal education on the salary of developers

- Developers thoughts on education

- What can employers do to adjust to the new generation of developers?  




Time Agenda
08.30 Arrival/Breakfast
09.00 Welcome & Introduction
09.10 Ben @ StackOverflow w/ Q&A
09.30 Roundtable Discussion
10:00 Catalina @ Vodafone w/ Q&A
10:20 Roundtable Discussion
10.50 Maurice @ Imperial College w/ Q&A
11:10 Roundtable Discussion
11.30 Key Take Aways
11.45 Networking/Finish


* Roundtable Discussion - An open forum for in-house recruitment, resourcing & talent acquisition specialist. This is an opportunity for delegates to speak openly with each other in a relaxed environment.


 Guest Speakers

Catalina, Ben & Taylor 



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