I'm Head of Product & Engineering at Click Travel, and since I got here via the route of Product Owner and Business Analyst, I'm actually pretty far from the code these days. I'd have to go back about 15 years to find myself writing any C++. Mind you, a couple of weeks back one of our team got stuck on a sticky little scripting task and I somehow dredged up the ol' grep regexp skills. No-one is as smug as a manager who can still remember some of their technical skills. ; )
So I wandered here in my search for engineers (we're looking for 2 Java engineers right now, and will probably be looking for more) because I dislike agencies with a passion, but the ads I've put on LinkedIn and StackOverflow have just delivered a steady stream of chancers from all over the world. Phooey.
Any ideas on how to find good engineers in Birmingham (or the UK!) gratefully received.
I'm not sure how often I'll be posting or browsing, frankly, but I'm definitely going to encourage the guys to sign-up if they haven't already - our team is about 18 strong, including the QAs. : )