The Tech Recruiter Conference
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The Tech Recruiter Conference

The Tech Recruiter Conference

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Artwork Network Gallery & Event Center

878 Santa Fe Drive

#Suite 2

Denver, CO 80204

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You’ve got your 2017 headcount and budget. How are you going to tackle finding and qualifying tech candidates in this crazy competitive market?

You do that by beefing up your tech recruiting skills at the
TECH RECRUITER CONFERENCE! February 16th & 17th, 2017


The Tech Recruiter Conference is the ONLY recruiter conference that brings you EVERYTHING you need to know to truly be an effective tech recruiter.

Elevate your skills from simple keyword matching and lots of frustration to truly understanding tech roles, tech candidates and how to collaborate with technical hiring managers.


Recruiters will leave the conference with a root-level approach to understanding the fundamentals of roles and candidates in order to facilitate more effective outreach and screening practices:

  • Foundational understanding of what technical roles do across the software development process (UX, Product Management, Front-end, Back-end and Infrastructure Engineering)

  • Contextual thinking methods to optimize the process of onboarding of new roles and screening candidates

  • How to engage and qualify engineers more effectively, from engineers themselves

  • Interviewing methods that improve the signal-to-noise ratio

  • Recruiting strategy best practices

Contextual collaboration


Contextual thinking in the recruiting process is an approach that fosters a 360 degree view of an open role or of a candidate. This approach creates a structure of understanding from the candidate’s point of view, leading to more effective interviewing and new role onboarding processes.

Attendees will hear from tech leads from across the 5 pillars of software development. Each presenter will share a story that exemplifies a typical project they work on, from the perspective of their role as the technologist. Each story has it’s basis in journalistic questions, which fosters the 360 degree contextual thinking approach.

Following the presentations, attendees will take part in workshops where they will create role personas based on one of the technologist roles presented. This transitions the learning from theoretical to practical and helps the attendees practice contextual thinking at a foundational level.

We will also be hearing from recruiting leads on strategy around tech recruiting outreach to passive candidates, interviewing techniques to improve the signal-to-noise for recruiters, and small process changes that can have a big impact on recruiting success.


Recruiting is fun! It’s all about making connections, getting to know people and expanding your own understanding in the process. With that in mind, we will wrap up each day with a socially interactive event.

Thursday, Feb. 16th

We will have a round robin happy hour with 25 technologists from across the 5 pillars of software development. Attendees will get 5 minutes per table to ask contextual-based questions they just learned to try to determine what the technologists’ specialty is. The attendee with the most correct answers wins something cool.

Friday, Feb. 17th

“Everything you’ve ever wanted to know from a technologist, but were too shy to ask” tech panel. We’ll have a diverse group of technologists, to answer any remaining questions you might have. This is a fun and lively group. The conversation will certainly be entertaining and informative.



The Tech Recruiter Conference is Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Artwork Network gallery, in the Santa Fe art district of Denver, Colorado.

Early bird discount seats are available until December 15th for $795 (33% off standard $1195 ticket price). The conference seats are limited to venue capacity.

Want to send your whole team? 10% discount for 3 tickets, 15% discount for 4+. Offer is limited.

(for detailed agenda:

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

9-9:30am: Opening keynote

9:30-12:00pm: Engineering presentations (Front-end, Back-end & Infrastructure)

12-1:00pm: Lunch

1-1:45pm: Workshop: Engineering personas

1:45-3:30pm: User Experience & Product Management presentations

3:30-4:15pm: Workshop: PM or UX personas

4:15-5:00pm: Tech presenters panel

5:30-6:30pm: Round Robin Happy Hour (drinks and bites provided)

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

9-9:30am: Morning keynote, review of previous day

9:30-10:00am: How to evaluate UX portfolios

10-11:00am: Workshop: Interview guides

11:15-12:00: Recruiting strategies from an engineer

12-1:00pm: Lunch

1-3:00pm: Tech recruiting strategy presentations

3:00-3:30pm: Closing keynote

3:45-4:30pm: Tech panel: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know but didn’t dare ask

4:30-5:00pm: Wrap it up, head out!


Alison Lawrence Daley

Alison Lawrence Daley has over ten years of recruiting experience. Her experience spans working with recently funded startups to Fortune 500s, along with both boutique and international recruiting agencies. She understands the pace, constraints and challenges recruiters face, especially in the intensely competitive world of technical recruiting.

Having spent the past year as a UX Researcher, she is now applying UX research methods and principles to the recruiting process. Through the process of storytelling and contextual journey mapping of technical roles, attendees are introduced to the world of technology through a researcher’s lens. Alison enlists the help of technologists with each of the tech presentations, so that the audience gets a day-in-the-life presentation from the specialists themselves.

Alison is thrilled to be bringing together such a great group of technologists, recruiters and talent leads for two days of immersive tech recruiting strategy.


Is there a refund policy?

Cancellations may be made for a refund less a $100 cancellation fee, on or before February 5, 2017. After February 5th, refunds for cancellations may not be made, but a replacement attendee may be substituted.

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