I don’t get to do much development these days, what with all the study I’m putting into Organisational Psychotherapy and Rightshifting, keeping up meaningful connections and helping folks out where I can via e.g. Twitter, and now looking for a paying gig, or even a job.
And it’s hard to convince myself that I should consider development work, when I feel there are other areas where I can add a lot more value.
Aside: I was quite busy with the building of a prototype for Newsmice + Dyphoon, earlier in the year.
All that notwithstanding, I have in the past often had to consider folks for developer positions, and would have benefited in that task from some kind of Developer Competency Matrix – as a starting point for some conversations about development topics. CVs just don’t work well in that regard. (Another reason for my NoCV campaign).
So both as an example and as a starting point for conversations, I’ve just added a page to this blog with my own Developer Competency Matrix – something that’s been lying around on my hard drive for a couple of years now.
I wonder how other folks present their development skills and experience? And how, when you’re hiring developers, you like to start a conversation about the art?
Nice, Bob. Apropos, too, as I’m looking for an organisation to help me out at the moment.
Help you out – in what way?