How to vet a software engineer’s skills if you are not technical

I go to a lot of networking events where non-technical people have an idea, but they don’t have the technical know-how to build it themselves.  They want to hire a CTO or a developer, but they don’t know how to evaluate their skills.

I am going to provide some ways you can vet these people.  None of these methods will be perfect because the best way to vet a software engineer is to work with them.  But it can make you more confident in your decision.

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