Hi there. 👋 I'm Anton. Over the last few years, I had the chance to work for a company that had been undergoing massive growth. To accommodate such change, we needed to hire a lot of developers. The challenge we were facing was making sure the people we interviewed could do the job we had for them.

As we were setting up our tech interview process, we attempted to answer the following questions:

  • How can we make sure that someone has the necessary tech competence?
  • How can we minimize the time required to figure it out?
  • How can we standardize our assessment?

It took us many failed attempts and process adjustments to get a bit closer to the state we wanted to reach.

I was curious about how other companies tackled this problem, so I talked with people from the local startup community here in Stockholm. It became apparent that startups simply couldn't afford to go through the same stages of evolving their interview process. They'd simply run out of money by the time they figured it out.

After much deliberation, I quit my job, left enough consulting hours to pay my bills, and dove into addressing the problem myself.

It's been a lot of trial and error. Still, I finally consolidated all the collected information into a vision implemented in DevSkills: a platform offering meaningful tech screening and in-depth evaluation.

I'm happy to finally make an Alpha version available! And I'm evolving the product as you read these lines.

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