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Job Preparedness Workshop Session 3: Interviewing and Whiteboarding

Job Preparedness Workshop Session 3: Interviewing and Whiteboarding

A panel of Sparkboxers will interactively lead this session. You will gather important tricks and tips for how to prepare for interviews and whiteboarding and learn how to deal with questions you are not sure how to answer.



July 01, 2020




  3. What has been the format of some whiteboarding or development

    interviews you've done?
  4. What's important to do when you are talking through a

    whiteboard question? What's the process you might go through to address it?
  5. How did you prepare for the interview and/or whiteboarding? What

    kind of resources did you use?
  6. Activity:Try out a Whiteboarding Question with a Dev Buddy •

    You’ll get the most value if you don’t solve these problems alone • Step away from a computer, grab a piece of paper, and a dev buddy, and try to solve these problems interactively while talking the solution through.
  7. Design a method to find the frequency of occurrences of

    any given word in a book. What if we were running this algorithm multiple times?
  8. Given any integer, print an English phrase that describes the

    integer. E.g. "One thousand two hundred thirty four" (1234)
  9. Given two arrays of integers, compute the pair of values

    (one value in each array) with the smallest (non-negative) difference. Return the difference. E.g. (1, 3, 15, 11, 2) and (23, 127, 135, 19, 8): output is 3 of the pair (11, 8)
  10. ‘The kciuq fox depmuj over eht lazy god’ a. You

    are given the above phrase. Use any language of your choosing to get the phrase to be written correctly. That is, for every other word, reverse the letters to make the phrase say: ‘The quick fox jumped over the lazy dog’.
  11. SESSION 3: Interview and Whiteboarding Panel Resources For Whiteboarding ‣

    http://ahmed-badawy.com/blog/wp-content/uploa ds/2018/10/Cracking-the-Coding-Interview-6th-Ed ition-189-Programming-Questions-and-Solutions. pdf ‣ https://cyber-dojo.org/ ‣ https://www.interviewcake.com/ ‣ https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/how-to-rever se-a-string-in-javascript-in-3-different-ways-75e47 63c68cb/
  12. SESSION 3: Interview and Whiteboarding Panel Resources For Whiteboarding (2)

    ‣ https://leetcode.com/ ‣ https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ ‣ https://www.hackerrank.com/ ‣ https://www.codewars.com/ ‣ https://www.udemy.com/course/coding-interview- bootcamp-algorithms-and-data-structure/
  13. THANKS!