The Soft Side of Hard Skills

Christine Yen, Honeycomb.io
With Toby Corey, Stanford University

When Honeycomb is interviewing a candidate for a software engineering job, co-founder and CEO Christine Yen focuses on their ability to collaborate and solve problems as much as on their raw coding chops. Especially in an early-stage startup, she emphasizes, people who can make proactive decisions to maximize the user experience are more impactful than people who can perfectly execute a discrete task.