Creating an Effective Developer Interview Process
with Gayle Laakmann McDowell
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01 Class Introduction10:12
02 Core Hiring Philosophy06:15
Class duration: 4h 43mSee all 16 lessons
About The Class
Hire the right person for the job
In this workshop led by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, former Google software engineer, interviewer and the author of the bestselling book Cracking the Coding Interview, you'll be hands-on, covering all the specifics you'll need to know about coding interviews. It will start with an overview of the hiring process and dive into more detail about types of interview questions (behavioral, knowledge, algorithms/coding, and design). You will learn how to create a hiring process that is efficient, sets a high and consistent bar, and attracts strong candidates.
Although sections of the workshop will be highly technical, non-technical people are encouraged to attend. You will learn:
- Differences between assessing senior candidates and junior candidates
- The goals and limitations of technology-specific questions
- Selecting and asking appropriate algorithm questions
- Mechanisms to evaluate coding skills, including whiteboards, laptops and code assessment tools
Core Hiring Philosophy06:15
Components of an Interview23:32
Homework And Coding Assessments21:07
Pooled Hiring And Bar Raisers12:54
Behavioral Questions Overview09:13
Self-Description Questions & Recommendations14:52
Culture Fit Discussion with Airbnb34:01
Pair Programming with Ben Adida36:48
Go Forth and Hire!12:01
Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder/CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the *interview books (Cracking the Coding Interview, Cracking the PM Interview, and Cracking the Tech Career). Her background is in software development, with a BSE/MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and prior experience as a software engineer at Google, Microsoft, and Apple. In addition to running the CareerCup website/forum and writing books, she consults with startups to help them through acquisition interviews and with other tech companies on their engineering hiring process. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Cracking The Coding Interview Book Excerpt
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What an awesome opportunity to learn from one of the best on the topic! This course has value for anyone who's looking to hire or work with technical talent! I've attended tons of talent conferences and this course succinctly and tactically address how to effectively interview engineers. Highly recommended.
Terrific class with unique eye opening content. This class applies for any Dev. hiring team, whether startups or large, established companies. I recommend this training tool to anyone wanting to help others improve their own interviewing skill set and build dynamic hiring processes / plans.
Gayle and the guest speakers did a excellent job. My only thought is if we can incorporate more questions from people on chat. Some had good questions but never received the response.
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