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#TruLondon: A Recruiting Conference That’s Not

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 15, 2013 5:22:00 PM / by Angela Nyman

A few weeks ago, #TruLondon and TalentNet Live brought together the brightest minds in HR and recruiting to discuss today’s pivotal recruiting trends at the University of Westminster in central London. The European Careers 2.0 team attended this two-day “unconference” to join the conversation and learn more about the current state of recruiting.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with #Tru Unconferences, each event encourages a full day of discussion where people simply get together to network, share, inspire, and be inspired. There are only four rules: no PowerPoints, no presenting, no pitching, and no name badges. #Tru events have taken place all around the world and every event follows its own pace and agenda.


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Our Sales Director - EMEA, Dimitar Stanimiroff, was invited to participate on the panel, “Recruiting the innovators,” where he offered insights based on his extensive experience working in the tech recruiting space. He also moderated the track, “What candidates really want,” where he shared the findings of a global study we conducted among more than 9,000 Stack Overflow developers in 2012.

Bill Boorman, founder of the #Tru brand, is nothing less than a visionary and has been described as both “explosive chaos” and as the “King of Social Recruiting” due to his many years of experience in the recruiting space. When we caught up with him at the event, he shared his thoughts about where he wants to take his global unconference series and why he likes Stack Overflow. Watch the full video here.

While at the event, we also caught some familiar faces and interesting thoughts on camera in our new short video series called “30 Seconds With…” Each segment will feature a new guest to discuss a recruiting trend. Our first guest in this series is Bill Boorman, who explains why he believes talent communities like Stack Overflow are so important to the future of recruiting. Check out the first installation in this video series.

Looking for more advice and tips on technical hiring? Visit our Employer Resource Center for tip sheets and other guides on tech recruiting best practices.

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Topics: Recruiting Tips

Angela Nyman

Written by Angela Nyman

Angela is the Director of Marketing, EMEA at Stack Overflow. She has an extensive expertise in branding, marketing management and +12 years of experience in cross cultural management. At Stack Overflow she is educating companies about technical recruitment and how to best reach, attract and engage with developers.

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