“You be you”- How Minecraft: Education Edition is opening doors for Neurodivergent candidates

October 12, 2021

Anita Mortaloni

Director of Accessibility

Jordan Cowe

Jordan Cowe

Software engineer

Max Coleman

Max Coleman


Tarena Shanaberger

Hiring Program Manager

09:50  -  10:20

This talk shares the story of how the Neurodiversity Hiring Program at Microsoft uses Minecraft: Education Edition to remove the barriers of traditional interviews and create a better experience for candidates. Through participation in customized challenges candidates can show their skills in competencies such as, teamwork and collaboration. Learn more about the journey from members of the Microsoft Accessibility Team, the build partner who designed the custom worlds, and an employee hired through the program.