February 24-26, 2021
Online, Timezone GMT-5

Coding Interviewers from the other side of the whiteboard

Most advice about coding interviews is designed to help the candidate get a job. However, one day you may be the interviewer, expected to administer and evaluate a coding interview. What makes a good coding question? What are you looking for in the candidate's response? How much of a hint should you give? This talk will draw on the speaker's 20+ years of experience at Microsoft, where he interviewed hundreds of programming candidates.

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Adam Barr

Crosslake Technologies

Adam Barr has over 30 years of experience in the software industry, with 23+ years at Microsoft as a developer and manager on projects including Windows and Office. He has written three books, most recently "The Problem with Software" (MIT Press, 2018) about the gap between what programmers learn in school and what they need to succeed in industry. Adam grew up in Montreal and has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Princeton University.

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