'Finding Great Developers' by Joel Spolsky


Reading the article today reinforced my view that Joel Spolsky is among the best bloggers on the topic of software development. Here he discusses a few strategies on finding excellent developers, and my favorite moment is when he mentions how hard he spoils interns in NYC:

They're met at the airport here by a uniformed limo driver who grabs their luggage and whisks them away to their hotel, probably the coolest hotel they've ever seen in their life, right in the middle of the fashion district with models walking in and out at all hours and complicated bathroom fixtures that are probably a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art...

The article is of course a lot deeper than that, and goes to show the deep passion this guy has for excellence in the field.