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Justin Vincent

Nice job prepping so well. These strategies are definitely going to help a lot of people better prep for tough interviews.

Can you go into more detail on how you prepped for the whiteboard/coding questions?

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Alex Fallenstedt Author • Edited

The prep work I did for whiteboard questions involved a pen, paper and solving algorithm questions in my language of choice. I would set a 40 minute timer, and talk out loud while attempting to solve it. I did not use Google to search for an answer while solving the question. I would commit to solving the question by myself for 40 minutes.

At the end, I would rewrite the code in my editor to see what mistakes I made, and then compare my solution to an answer online. I practiced with 1 whiteboard question per day, which made me very confident presenting my thoughts.