Screening developers should be easy

I’ve been thinking about programmer hiring for several years now, and I have a new theory for how to do it:

Make it clear what it is your software team does, and hire people who can make an enthusiastic case for why they want to join your team.

That’s pretty much it. Class dismissed.

I guess I should justify this theory. The remainder of this piece describes my journey to this radical realization.

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America, the pitiful

I don’t know enough about immigration to say whether this sort of thing is meaningfully different from previous administrations. But one thing’s for sure, our current administration exudes a hostility to foreigners that is unprecedented, and that perception matters quite a bit.
 
When I read about this and:
 
 
I have to think that if things don’t change, we’re witnessing the self-inflicted end of America’s role as the nucleus of human culture and knowledge.
 
We’re not becoming great again. We’re decaying.