I don't really get the stigma I've read a few times in here about:
Oh you spoke casually to the CTO, immediate GTFO
I can understand if the critique was being rude but being casual?
Listen, I was under the impression one of the main components about a hiring process was getting to know the person. The CTO is a human being like the rest of us, so I'm going to speak to them like I would any other person. I'd rather be genuine about my personality and fail than present myself as someone I'm not and succeed.
Maybe I'm just too blunt and to the point, which, so be it if so. I just try not to place people up on a pedestal. I'll respect and praise them all day if its warranted but they aren't a deity people.
We're a place where coders share, stay up-to-date and grow their careers.
We strive for transparency and don't collect excess data.