Today is my friend Michael Halliday’s last day at work. I’ve been at Info-Tech for seven years, he’s not the first person who’s left, and he won’t be the last…but he’s the one I’ll miss the most.
It all started when I didn’t hire him.
Mike came in for an interview at Info-Tech with my boss Gord and I. He was charming, personable, and incredibly bright. He’d worked with Gord before, and was a solid coder. He answered everything right, and told us he was doing iOS development (this is four years ago when that was still a relatively rare skill).
We left the interview promising him we’d get back to him, and had him on our short list.
But I didn’t hire him. Continue Reading