VanHack Leap is an in-person event held across cities in Canada and Europe where companies looking to hire senior tech talent can meet 30-50 top developers – who’ve flown in from all over the world – interview them, and hire them!
If you’d like to skip to the good part and just sign up to attend – click here. Or go to https://vanhack.com/leap
If you want to know more about the event, read on.
Why “Leap”? What’s the story behind the name?
The reason is quite simple – the developers who are looking for a job are making a big “leap” – across the ocean, to a new country, a new culture.. A whole new life.
For them, it’s not just about getting a new job or making more money. In fact, everyone who attends the event can quite easily get a better job in their home country.
These are senior developers with impeccable resumes. Many have 7+ years of experience working in large companies, and have worked on all manner of tech stack. There’s no one here who’s fresh out of college and looking for “any tech job”.
Getting a better job is not the only motivation for them to make the trip to a Leap Event. These candidates are looking to change their lives, and are extremely motivated to be successful in their new job and new country.
What if I’m a company looking to hire? Are companies also making a leap of faith?
No, not at all.
Companies have it a lot easier. The VanHack team works very hard to make sure only the best, most qualified, and most employable candidates attend a Leap event. It’s our responsibility to ensure that anyone you meet at the event is someone who will add immediate value to your organization.
We test for technical skills, language skills, and even cultural fit. We take this very seriously as we feel that we are responsible to both parties – the candidates, and the companies.
If someone has committed to attending Leap, we know that they have a great shot at getting hired.
While we cannot guarantee a job to every candidate, we can (and do) guarantee the quality of our candidates. We ensure that you have a great experience at the event and through the entire hiring process.
Does it cost anything to attend Leap?
VanHack does not charge a fee. As a company, you are welcome to attend.
All you need to do is sign up here.
Once you’ve expressed your interest, a member of our team will reach out to you with more information.
We’ll understand your hiring needs, and then map those to candidates that will be attending. We will share the list of candidates. You will be able to reach out to the candidates and even begin your interview process – you can conclude it with a face-to-face interview at the event.
When are the Leap Events?
We’re glad you asked. Details on all upcoming Leap events are available at https://vanhack.com/leap. You can sign up for any Leap – right now, we have the next six events available for sign-up.
We tend to do between 12-14 Leap events in one calendar year. This year, we have Leaps planned in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Montreal, and Berlin.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at our next Leap!