Tech Break

Oct 18th 2018

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How Duolingo Hires

How Duolingo Hired a 50:50 Gender Ratio for Software Engineers
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Megan Morrone and Jason Howell speak to Christine Raetsch from popular language-learning app Duolingo about how the company achieved a 50:50 gender ratio for new software engineer hires and why they're aiming for 50:50 gender breakdown company-wide. Many of the responses to the tweet were critical of the company, arguing against hiring people because of their gender, saying that it was insulting to women and worse. Raetsch clarifies the company's recruiting and hiring process and offers tips for aspiring software engineers at competitive companies like Duolingo. 

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