George Stragand

is a software development manager and developer experienced developing SaaS, commercial and internal applications throughout the entire SDLC and recently has been delivering SaaS products. As a manager and project lead, George is experienced with providing accurate time lines, including best practices for development and using testing and QA in all phases of development. George has a strong computer science background and solid object-oriented skills with an emphasis in language design and parsing. George is experienced with both Windows and Lunix development with multiple languages. George has strong customer contact skills ranging from initial sales presentations through supporting the customer relationship. George is also experienced with interviewing and hiring employees as well as coaching and retaining employees.

George's latest book, which he co-authored with Bill Holtsnider, is the Pocket Guide to Hiring Geeks and was released in 2012. In the Pocket Guide to Hiring Geeks, we tackle the subject of hiring technical resources as well as dealing with recruiters and how to interview geeks in general. Filled with real world stories, with the names changed to protect the guilty of course, we hope the book gives you a few laughs as well as be useful for your hiring efforts.

George was also a co-author of Agile Development & Business Goals which was published in 2010. In his free time, George tinkers with vintage cars, guitars and guns.