Adam Jonas

Adam Jonas

Adam Jonas is the Managing Director of Engineering at The Flatiron School in NYC. In a former life, he worked in scouting and player development in professional baseball.

Montreal 2017 sessions

Compassionate Firing

English session - Beginner

Laid off, made redundant, canned, dismissed, fired, sacked, terminated, given the axe, given the boot, the old heave-ho -- there are lots of ways to say it. However you choose to refer to it though, it isn’t enjoyable -- even less so when that person is you. Let's explore a subject that no one wants to and by doing so directly confront our fears and learn to be more rational when emotions run high.

Moneyball on the Keyboard: Scouting Talented Developers

English session - Beginner

The central premise of Moneyball is that the collected wisdom of baseball insiders is subjective and flawed. Like baseball, the tech industry has a poor history of evaluating talent by favoring biased perspectives over objective analysis. As a baseball scout turned web developer and team lead, I will explore how the lessons I learned in my former career can help surface undervalued skills to enable us all to make better hiring decisions.