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Jun 2023

An Interview Resolution

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Jack's team was hiring a new web developer. As part of their interview process, they asked for some code samples- whether a public Github or just snippets to review. The goal isn't to be one of those companies that requires a super active Github history, but it's just helpful to get a sense of how someone approaches writing code before diving into some of the deeper interview challenges. No one has ever been disqualified for not being able to provide code, it just can streamline the interview process.

As it turns out, it's also a pretty great filter for excluding candidates that probably shouldn't move on to the next round, or in this case, shouldn't be allowed to program at all.