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- Tough curveball interview questions 6 answers
Job revolving around programming, community outreach, developer evangelism - getting more people to use the platform.
In the job as a coder, the best metric is whether software works or doesn't work.
In the job involving human element - shall I measure a number of calls, number of emails sent?
Not sure what is the best answer that would score me some points here... Any advice?
EDIT: someone suggested it is a duplicate. Well... I don't think so, maybe there is some genuine metric I should use? Just like agile, kanban, pomodoro there is some magical technique of measuring my success? Or maybe it is a traditional curveball question after all - silly me, me monkey.
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This is my current best effort
Will send it in about 2 hours... You can still help me before I make some disastrous mistake :)
Measuring success and efficiency in what I do - that question made me think.
I’m successful when I’m happy. Happiness can be defined as the happiness of me, the happiness of the company, the happiness of our customers.
We could measure a number of new STO created after a blog post / webinar / video. We could measure a number of visits on the blog, minutes watched on YouTube. We could measure a number of contributors and forks on GitHub.
If we were to measure clicks / likes / downloads, most of the time it is the team effort with a lot of activities already in the pipeline
We can invent a new metric, associated with me personally. Something that has aligned incentives in place. As opposed to one of my previous jobs - going to conferences as an ambassador but being paid for hiring permanent senior node.js developers in London - competing in a market with a shortage of talent. Wish I had more wisdom to realize this mismatch right from the start and realize my negotiation position to call it a BS!
Don’t create gameable metrics - otherwise, it will be “paperclip maximizer” exercise - converting every atom in the universe into a paperclip or paperclip producing machine.
We should talk, discuss, negotiate, agree on an arrangement that is benefiting you, me, community, the universe at large.