Nov. 13, 2019

041 - Hamza Zia (GitStart) On Hiring Great Developers

041 - Hamza Zia (GitStart) On Hiring Great Developers

I had a great time talking to Hamza Zia, who is the CEO of GitStart. They are creating a whole new way that companies can recruit technical talent + a new way to engage developers looking for work. He also has many insights on the future of education in t


I had a great time talking to Hamza Zia, who is the CEO of GitStart. They are creating a whole new way that companies can recruit technical talent + a new way to engage developers looking for work. He also has many insights on the future of education in this awesome conversation. Today, we dive into:

What is GitStart?

How does the model work for companies? For developers?

Is GitStart considered a coding competition?

How do you pay fort coding tasks within GitStart?

Your model feels ripe for blockchain technology. Have you thought about implementing blockchain?

Does GitStart feel like an agency to the companies?

Where did the inspiration for GitStart come from?

Are you going horizontal or keep it vertical for near to mid future?

What’s the master plan for GitStart?

Who’s innovating on the social side of the college experience?

What does the future of education look like in next 50 years?

What advice do you have on starting a company?

Learn more about GitStart here. Thanks for tuning in! See you tomorrow.

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Consider it the opposite of “How I Built This”. Instead of interviewing someone after they are successful, we interview early founders with a little traction and a big vision, and hear what they want to will into the world and why. This is Forward Thinking Founder.

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