How to Implement Inclusive Recruiting Practices to Build a More Diverse Team

This article pairs with the latest episode of the HubSpot podcast Culture Happens, featuring HubSpot Campus Recruiting Manager Colleen Grant, VP of Engineering Jared Williams, and Engineering Lead Zoe Sobin.

Hiring a diverse team is critical to building good software. The advantages of diversity apply to all teams, of course, but when you’re building software, having diverse perspectives in the room leads to a stronger product. Your customers aren’t homogenous, so why would your team be? More importantly, building a diverse team is simply the right thing to do. 

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My Father’s Accident Brought Accessibility Into Focus

Have you ever gotten the call? 

You know, the call that heralds a seismic shift in the life of someone you love, or even yourself. Last year, I received the call from my panicked mother, and she told me that my father had gotten into a serious bicycle accident, and because of the severe spinal cord injury (SCI) he sustained, had lost the use of his arms and his legs. 

My father had become quadriplegic. 

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Name Dropping: Amy Schultz, Senior Director of Product Recruiting, LinkedIn

Name Dropping is a Q&A series that aims to elevate the stories of women and nonbinary people leading in the tech space. The idea came from Angela DeFranco, a VP of Product at HubSpot, who said one way to be better allies is to name drop more women and nonbinary people in discussions of achievement, inspiration, and disruptors in tech, instead of referencing, time and again, the same set of (often male) leaders.

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An Introduction to Big Data

Big Data gained a lot of traction during the past ten years. You might have already heard about the MapReduce algorithm, seen the Apache Hadoop elephant or used a Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) yourself.

If you’re looking to learn more about Big Data, you’ve come to the right place. This article is an introduction to a series of upcoming blog posts covering popular Big Data services used at HubSpot and across the industry, such as Yarn, Zookeeper, HBase, Kafka, Spark, and Presto, brought to you by the Email Analytics team at HubSpot.

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The Moment I Realized Leadership Isn’t About Me

Effective leadership.

Every leader wants it. Every company tries to hire and train for it. According to research, 83% of organizations say that it’s important to develop leaders at all levels, but only 5% of companies have fully implemented leadership development at every level.

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Name Dropping: Taylor Poindexter, Senior Software Engineer, tech co.

Name Dropping is a Q&A series that aims to elevate the stories of women and nonbinary people leading in the tech space. The idea came from Angela DeFranco, a VP of Product at HubSpot, who said one way to be better allies is to name drop more women and nonbinary people in discussions of achievement, inspiration, and disruptors in tech, instead of referencing, time and again, the same set of (often male) leaders.

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