I was very disappointed by this talk. What could have been a very insightful guide to how hire and manage talented developers, was actually a barely disguised advert for Bazaarvoice. The actual talk was about the hiring/interview process, and did not speak about how to "attract" or "lead" talent.
Even at that, anyone I've spoken to about this talk agrees that the hiring/interview process detailed makes Bazaarvoice an unappealing place to join. Pouring scorn on people from Belfast for not being prepared to devote an entire day to an arduous recruitment process leads me to believe that the speaker (of US nationality) is completely out of touch with the recruitment practices of Belfast/NI, and his reference to the military was a little tone deaf for an NI audience.
Really got the event off to a great start, really gee'd me up!
Enjoyed catching up with you during the event to discuss all of your interesting initiatives on waste reduction, looking forward to hoking in some bins with you sometime soon!
Checking this works OK, thanks Chris :)