Scott Connerly

Scott Connerly

Fire Engine RED
Kansas City, MO
@scottconnerly

VP of Innovation at Fire Engine RED. Creative tech enthusiast. Comedic actor. My hammers: Laravel, Craftsman, Wordpress, and 3D printed. 14 years as a technology professional; 7 of those in an interactive advertising agency setting, 5 in healthcare EMR software (HCIT), 2 in SaaS software. On-the-ground experience rooted in back-end development and systems integration. Majored in MIS, minors in eCommerce and philosophy.

Scott's Sessions

  • Growing a Dev Team from Bootstrap to Enterprise

    Tooling, testing, processes, and standards are all crucial to keep enterprise software running reliably. But at what stage in the new-product process do you integrate each, and to what degree? This talk will share my experience building a new product, new team and new infrastructure from scratch.

    Speaker: Scott Connerly

  • The Two Question Code Quiz: How to Interview Programmers Effectively

    First thing I do when walking into an interview is to see if there's a whiteboard hanging on the wall. If there is, there's a good chance somebody's going to ask me to write code on there, and nobody's gonna get any useful information out of the experience. Either way, there's a good chance somebody's going to ask me to tell them about a time I handled a difficult situation, and maybe even how I'd move Mount Fuji.

    This is a session on how to have meaningful technical interviews and really learn if a candidate will be good for your team, hard skills and soft skills. I will also give away the two question code quiz, explain why these two are valuable, and how to administer them well.

    Speaker: Scott Connerly