In Bootcamp

In Bootcamp podcast is about Matthew Petschl's experience at a local coding bootcamp and journey to software engineer, featuring Ryan Rampersad with industry commentary.

Interview Day

Episode #9The Fringe #529

Matt's class has a break during the group project, then he tries the interview process for the first time and learns a lot about the process and himself.
  • Classwork
    • New material is sort of on pause?
  • Groupwork
    • Recent drops in class
      • CS major?
      • Another team member
    • Group merges
    • How many have contributed so far?
  • Interview Day
    • Back at HackerX, you did get a callback to participate in a bulk Interview Day
      • You had a orientation call
      • Some sample coding prompts and study guide given
      • Then a day-before get together to meet folks from the business and meet other candidates
    • Then on Interview day in office
      • Breakfast and later lunch
      • A 4 hour “coding test”
        • What kind of questions? Mergesort?
        • Did you freeze or work on each as much as possible?
        • Were the prompts cryptic or okay?
      • Then a couple interviews
        • A question on tech
        • A question on soft skills
    • Results - Where do you go from here?
      • Was it worth it?
      • The realization of failure; no impediment to the future
  • Next time?



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