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Sometimes I feel that the software company (YIPL) we started a decade back is turning into a software engineer factory. We take in fresh grads or junior software engineers, train them, mentor them. When they get the skills after 6-9 months and are ready to be productive to the company they move to a bigger better software company. This is a common story in Kathmandu Tech Scene. I am not blaming people moving jobs in tech but I think, there is a fundamental flaw in the process and system itself. In this blog post I will unveil a tech hiring funnel we follow for a few tech startups in Kathmandu. It will also contain some of my thoughts on how to retain tech talent by converting the funnel into an hour glass.

Convert your tech hiring funnel into an hour glass, retain your tech talent

Docker as been immensely popular in the past years. If you are not using docker at least in your dev environment in 2017. You are surely missing out on some great advantages. Your new software engineer should start writing production-ready code in a matter of hours not days. All thanks to docker. Along the same lines, this post will cover how you can set up docker for your dev environment with least friction and maximum productivity. It is an opinionated post. We migrated to this external_links approach so that we could run multiple projects/microservices that use the same db/services shared among them.

Docker compose with vhost and shared services