GeekWire published this article that talks about a new way of interviewing for software engineers. Instead of power based format, aka the dreaded Whiteboard Test or show me what you know, Foundry Interactive, comes to the interview with a real world problem and works with the candidate to figure out a solution. In software you work as a team.
That dreaded Whiteboard Test style of interviewing benefits people who come from a place of privilege, a candidate that comes with a sense of confidence that many people don’t have the chance to develop.
Foundry Interactive’s interview techniques allow them to be more open to people from a variety of backgrounds. Until recently, the team of engineers there had an impressive 50-50 gender balance.