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Getting Good: How to Integrate Novice Developers into Your Team

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Good developer talent is extremely hard to find. If you need to scale your team, what options do you have? LivingSocial took an unconventional route and brought on 24 ruby novices for an intensive 5-month developer training program. The litmus test of the program comes now that their development careers have started. How will these beginners deliver value? What lessons can be learned about integrating junior developers into existing teams with large amounts of legacy code?

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Elise Worthy


Elise is a recent graduate of the Hungry Academy program from LivingSocial. After only 5 months of training, she’s now a developer at LivingSocial. She focuses on surfacing data to LivingSocial’s merchants using a lot of ruby and javascript. When she is not computering, she likes museums and Bertrand Russell.


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