Nixon, Reagan, Williams Featured in Computerworld
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Senior Developer Clinton Nixon, Director of Development Patrick Reagan, and CEO Brian Williams spoke about a creative recruiting trend when they were featured in Computerworld's "Rock Star Coders" article, which was published on Jan. 22, 2008.
The trio discussed the benefits – and drawbacks – of a new wave of equating developers to rock stars in an attempt to reach unique people looking for exceptional companies that are committed to employees' personal and professional growth.
Viget is among the companies author Mary Brandel cites as implementing creative recruiting tactics to differentiate itself from hoards of other companies seeking similar stand-out people.
Nixon was among those who were impressed with the non-standard approach.
“When I saw an ad for Viget, the phrasing appealed to me: it showed that they cared that their developers were people as much as code-writing machines," he said. "They realized that speaking at a conference – I spoke at O’Reilly’s OSCON last year – is a good quality; it shows you seek to expose your thoughts. Maybe that’s the core of being a rock star programmer: you aren’t afraid to show your code and your ideas to the world, and that lack of self-consciousness propels you to greatness.”
About Viget Labs
Founded in 1999 and maintaining offices in Falls Church, VA and Durham, NC, Viget Labs provides strategic web consulting, interactive design, web application development, and online marketing services to clients around the world. Typical engagements include concept-to-launch development of online businesses, implementation of online marketing strategies for traditional companies, and custom projects that leverage a distinct set of our full-service capabilities. In short, we build web business.