What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know? By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

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What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know?Meredith Dean, IT Recruiter

By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division


Is Java the top code to know? C, C++, C# – ho hum. Python and Ruby are hot. What about R? Assembly, Scala or Shell? Picking a particular new “emerging” technology stack like Ruby on Rails, any of the MVC Javascript frameworks, Scala, or Solr, etc. means working with some cutting edge new coding.


But requiring the latest, emerging new code in terms of a hiring requirement definitely means that the talent pool available is going to be extremely small. And with quasi-fulltime employment, tech talent is already highly in-demand before you even start ‘stacking’ the technology deck against yourself. Read more »

Rob Reeves

Filed under: Redfish Team

CEO, President

Head Honcho Rob joined the recruiting industry after graduating with a dual major in finance and Japanese from the University of Washington. He successfully managed and trained recruiters until eventually founding Redfish Technology in 1996. His leadership brought Redfish from a predominantly West Coast technical recruiting focus to a nationwide, full-service staffing firm specializing in the high-tech and clean-tech sectors.

With a passion for life and adventure, Rob has lived abroad in Kobe, Japan, and (with his wife and kids) Sonora, Mexico. Rob currently resides in the Northern Rockies of Sun Valley, Idaho, and enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing, playing guitar and spending time with his wife and two children.

Fun Facts

What is your ideal job?
Backup singer in a reggae band.
What are your biggest quirks?
I have a compulsion for short fingernails. Also, I don’t like the words “moist” or “sluff.” I’m not a fan of bellybuttons either.
Who is your hero?
Right now I’m semi-obsessed with Sir Ernest Shackleton.
What are you greatest fears?
Snakes and complacency.