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Old 08-05-2016, 12:04 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Anyone interviewed for a software programmer or web programmer job and part of the interview took place on a whiteboard? Like you had to write some code on a whiteboard to demonstrate your knowledge of the code? What are your thoughts on this?


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Old 08-05-2016, 12:56 PM
 
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seems like a logical thing to do; there's way too many "coding bootcamp" type places churning out "grads" for hefty price tags to the student and the employers need a way to know they can actually do the work.
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Pretty standard...
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Old 08-05-2016, 01:41 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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there's way too many "coding bootcamp" type places churning out "grads" for hefty price tags to the student and the employers need a way to know they can actually do the work.
I've looked at some coding bootcamps and they want you to do a coding challenge before you're admitted. Plus some people took a C++ class and thinks it's just good enough to land a programming job. I think employers want their applicants to write code for every programming language that they request.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:10 PM
 
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I had to do that once (the interviewer actually wanted me to compare how to do it in two very different programming languages), also in another interview they sat me down in front of a computer and asked me to write a library to do something pretty simple in the programming language of my choice. I didn't find either of those things to be as stressful as the technical interview where the interviewer was firing questions at me so rapidly that I didn't have time to think through the problems or answer fully before he moved on to something else -- I really wondered if the point was to see how quickly I'd get flustered instead of to find out what I knew or how I approached solving an unfamiliar problem. Whatever, I knew I didn't score well on that "test", wasn't surprised when I didn't get the job, and wasn't terribly disappointed about not being hired at a place where it seemed that being aggressively rude was part of the culture.

Nowadays, if you are active in open-source projects, potential employers can use web searches to see that you are a clueful contributor who knows how to program, and they don't need to either give you a simplistic introduction-to-programming assignment or subject you to the inquisition.
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