As an educator, the fact that people gear their code education around interviews instead of fully understanding concepts is a huge problem, and we should refactor the interview process so that people don’t have to do that. It will be beneficial for everyone involved.

@aspittel We need a rewrite not a refactor. Most other professions rely on discussions of prior work during an interview.

I don't understand why software engineering is so unique that it requires some sort of gauntlet to prove ourselves worthy. My delivered software should be enough. Don't have a public repo? Bring in some code you wrote to discuss with the interviewer.

Do I *really* need to write another recursive tree traversal function on the whiteboard for the 100th time? It's ridiculous.

@drzaiusx11 @aspittel it's truly a gated community that keeps pretending that the doors are wide open


@jalcine @aspittel hard agree. Even if you can regurgitate the correct technical solutions to their whiteboard puzzles, you still have a limited shot at passing the "cultural fit" requirements which are nothing more than thinly veiled excuses for excluding people that don't look or think like them

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