100% TECH TALENT

we’re passionate about the people driving technology forward

These are extraordinary times. Nothing is constant. Everything is changing rapidly.  Our times call for a different type of TECH sourcers – those that can adapt quickly, learn rapidly and embrace change.  At #SOSUTECH we will cover all aspects of sourcing that will equip sourcers to navigate and thrive in turbulent times.  We will look at remote working, personal development, workplace culture, diversity, new tools and how to find and engage extraordinary tech talent.

#SOSUTECH will be driven by our passion for people who drives technology forward.

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TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT #SOSUTECH

Detailed session and calendar available on #SOSUTECH app

WEDNESDAY, 27 OCT

TIME 12:30 – 2100 CET
06:30-15:00 EST

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome and introduction from the SOSUTECH MC team.
SOSUTECH is about community and networking.

1230 CET

MC TEAM // GLOBAL

1300 CET

ANDY MOUNTNEY // ATLASSIAN

AUSTRALIA

HOW AUTHENTICITY HAS BECOME A TECH SOURCER’S SUPERPOWER

In a talent competitive market, the Sourcer has become the pivotal window into the company, for a candidate. Hear the shifting responsibilities and layered role of a tech Sourcer at Atlassian.

1400 CET

ERIN MATHEW // MAXAR

USA

HOW TO FIND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS ON REDDIT

One of the best way to recruit hard to find software engineers is to find them in their favorite playground – Reddit. This session is Reddit 2.0 for tech talent. All the tools and tricks you can use to find talent in one of the biggest community in the planet.

15:00 CET

FEDERICO D’ALESSIO //LIFULL

SPAIN

HOW TO BUILD A REFERRAL STRATEGY THAT DELIVERS TECH HIRES

Not all referrals are equal, some stands out more than others. This session explores how ínternal stimulation referral’ program can deliver quality tech hires.

15:00 CET

MAGGIE KRAMAR // OTRIUM

NETHERLANDS

BEST PRACTICE – HOW TO FIND JAVA DEVELOPERS

Java developers are in high demand, and they know it. The first step to hiring them is to actually understand what they do. This session provides a 360degree look at the world of Java developers and practical tips on how to find, engage and hire them.

1600 CET

LUDMILA TOMPERI //AIVEN

FINLAND

HOW TO ELIMINATE BARRIERS TO HIRE PROJECT MANAGERS

The role of an effective tech recruiter is to eliminate obstacles and delight tech professionals. This session will illuminate the many ways recruiters can show curiosity, empathy and

1600 CET

ALISON VANNIER // DATADOG

FRANCE

OPENING UP TO OPEN SOURCE PROFESSIONALS

This session will open up the open source world. It’s a deep dive into the world of open source professionals and how to engage and find them.

1700 CET

CHRISTINE NG // QUANTUM MOTION

UK

HOW TO DELIVER DIVERSITY SOURCING FOR TECH COMPANIES

Most tech organisation embrace diversity of workplace, but building it is a different task altogether. This session explores how tech workplace can be diverse and inclusive.

1700 CET

ILYA BROTZKY // VANHACK

CANADA

HOW TO FIND INTERNATIONAL TECH TALENT

Want to source in India. Singapore or in EASTERN Europe? This session will focus on sourcing in different geographic locations. Navigate the landscape of what sourcing entails in different geographic talent pools.

1800 CET

CORALIE NOHEL // ZENIKA
FRANCE

HOW TO TRANSFORM FROM TECH TALENT BEGGARS TO TECH TALENT PICKERS

A case study on how Zenika went from hiring who they can find to hiring who they need in a hyper competitive tech talent market in France. They achieved this by overtuning the whole recruitment process and investing in sourcers. Process improvement and a change in mindset can transform any sourcing team.

1800 CET

KALMAN BEKESI // GOOGLE

SWITZERLAND

UNDERSTANDING WHAT DRIVES ENGINEERS & RECRUITERS

As an engineer and a team lead, Kalman has seen all perspectives. He has worked with recruiters and also recruited and managed talent techies. This session sheds light on what drives both recruiters and engineers, and how to see the perspective of others for a better outcome for all.

19:00 CET

MARK DEUBEL // GITLAB NETHERLANDS

HOW TO DISSECT TECHNOLOGY FOR SOURCERS

A thorough look at all things technology and explained in layman terms to understand what is what in technology, and why it matters for sourcers and TA teams.

1900 CET

ERIC KNAUF // WORKRISE

USA

THE VIEW FROM THE TOP – TECH TALENT

The tools, tactics and strategies required to become extraordinary sourcers. From personal branding to how to write better emails. It’s all about improving.

2000 CET

MARK TORTORICI // TRANSFORM TALENT

USA

HOW TO FIND TECHIES ON CODE SHARING SITES

This session will cover some of the more popular code-sharing sites like GitHub, Stack Overflow, Gitlab and BitBucket. Mark will give you insight as to what you will find on a typical profile and what you will NOT find. You will learn how to deduce job responsibilities from the barest of candidate profiles in order to make an informed sourcing decision. Be prepared to see some crazy search strings, ways to find contact info, cross-referencing, and some lightweight API manipulation!

THURSDAY, 28 OCT

TIME 12:30 – 2100 CET
06:30-15:00 EST

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

Welcome and introduction from the SOSUTECH MC team.
SOSUTECH is about community and networking.

1230 CET

MC TEAM // GLOBAL

1300 CET

ALISON DALEY // RECRUITMENT INNOVATION

USA

HOW TO INTERVIEW TECH PROFESSIONALS

best-practice on how to interview tech professionals. Finding tech people is fairly easy, finding a great fit, not so much. Interview is the key to uncovering gems.

14:00 CET

ALLA PAVLOVA // RIOT GAMES

NETHERLANDS

HOW TO FIND DATA SPECIALISTS

One of the toughest roles to recruit for is data engineering. Take a deep dive into how to find data analysts, engineers and scientists covering the tools and channels to find them. The tricks and strategies used can be universally applied.

1400 CET

JONAS WALOSCHEK // MCKINSEY

CZECH REPUBLIC

HOW TO USE POETRY TO SEDUCE & SOURCE TECHIES

Believe it or not, writing poems and sourcing have unique similarities. This session explores how investing in writing better generates better response from techies. Sourcers are the new troubadours of the 21st century.

1500 CET

SATENIK AVETISYAN // MEETTAL

ARMENIA

HOW TO MASTER ITERATIVE SOURCING FOR TECH TALENT

This session will explores why iterative approaches to sourcing delivers much better outcome especially when looking for top talent. This session will focus on the effectiveness of experimentation, fine-tuning and repetition of processes in hiring Machine Learning professionals, but will demonstrate the universal benefits of iterative approach to sourcing.

1500 CET

NICO BLIER-SILVESTRI // PLATYPUS

DENMARK

HOW TO AVOID CULTURAL APOCALYPSE FOR TECH COMPANIES

How much does corporate CULTURE matter to tech talent? A tough love session on what organisations must do to avoid an apocalypse and keep tech and recruiter teams on the right path.

1600 CET

WIM DAMMANS // TENNET

BELGIUM

HOW TO SOURCE TECHIES ON DISCORD

Are you game for Discord? Discord has over 140 million active monthly users. It’s the new go-to site for those seeking hard to find tech talent. This session focuses on Discord, but it is also about seeking tribes and building relationships with any talent pool.

1600 CET

AKBERALI ENGINEER & MANASVI BHAVSAR

THOUGHTWORKS, INDIA

HOW TO BUILD A GLOBAL TECH TALENT PIPELINE

If you are looking at hyper-growth you need to have a steady supply of tech talent. This session focuses on how to remove bottlenecks and build a talent pipeline that delivers a steady supply of talent.

1700 CET

IRINA SHAMAEVA // SOURCING CERTIFICATION

USA

LINKEDIN HACKS TO FIND TECH GEMS

We cannot stay away from LinkedIn, the largest self-entered, most up-to-date database of professional data for any search and especially for finding “techies” since the market is so hot. However, LinkedIn search is unituitive and double-uninituivie for Recruiter subscribers. Searching by value selections cuts your results in half. Join Irina to find out how LinkedIn search really works and why you need to complement it with X-Ray. You will also learn to find people with shallow profiles who excel on Github.

1700 CET

INES QUARESMA // OLX

PORTUGAL

HOW TO USE STORYTELLING TO FIND & ENGAGE TECH TALENT

This session looks at the role and importance of story telling in sourcing for tech talent. Are you not getting any response to your outreach? Maybe, it’s time to tell compelling stories.

1800 CET

KATY PEICHERT // BRYTER

SPAIN

HOW TO NAVIGATE THE NEW REMOTE NORMAL

What does the new normal of work from home or remotely mean for tech employees? How can recruiters pitch their opportunities in a changing work environment? What are IT professionals choice?

1800 CET

JITSKE VAN DE WORP // OTRIUM

NETHERLANDS

HOW TO BUILD A TECH LEADERSHIP TEAM

If you want to build a good tech team, you need to have good leadership. This session delves into the importance of building a great engineering leadership team, and most importantly HOW to pull it off.

1900 CET

SHEERA VAN-STRATEN // REDIS

USA

HOW TO MANAGE THE PRESSURE OF TECH RECRUITMENT

The elephant in the room is the incredible pressure those in tech recruitment face. This session explores the difficult job tech sourcers face and the human cost of not dealing with stress and pressure. It’s a call to a new way of approaching tech recruitment.

1900 CET

PETER COULSON & MAJA SALANDER

SPOTIFY // SWEDEN

HOW TO USE DATA TO HIRE TECH MANAGERS

Good Data is critical when you want to make hiring decisions. In this session Spotify will demonstrate how they use proper market research, harness data and use it for finding and hiring tech managers.

20:00 CET

GLEN CATHEY // RANDSTAD

USA

HOW TO CHART A NEW ROADMAP FOR TECH TALENT ENGAGEMENT

A look why engagement continues to be even more important than before. This session offers a framework for how to do engagement with tech talent.

BEST PRACTICE – HOW TO USE SLACK TO FIND TECH TALENT

Slack is popular with techies. Learn how to use the platform to find techies.

HOW TO GET ON WITH GITHUB TO FIND TECHIES

Github is the hub for tech people and understanding its place in the tech talent pool is essential for any tech company. This session will be a deep dive to understand the nuances, rules and platform of Github.

HOW TO FIND FEMALE TECH DEVELOPERS AND TECHIES

Finding developers is hard, finding female developers is even harder. This session will look at all aspects of finding female developers and how to win their attention.

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